When snow falls coat Quebec’s landscape, national parks, regional parks and parks in the heart of the cities turn into incredible playgrounds. Choose to explore on foot, on cross-country skis, on skates or on snowshoes. What could be more amazing than making your way along a glistening trail at your own pace while spotting wildlife? Being outdoors in the winter is at once invigorating, beneficial and satisfying, and it's never too late to get started!

Practise your favourite sports at Gatineau Park

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Looking for somewhere to burn off some energy this winter? Gatineau Park, also known as “the green lung of the Outaouais,” is your playground for your favourite winter sports. Whether you want to go fatbiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or hiking, a multitude of trails are available for outdoor enthusiasts looking for a challenge or active families with an itch to get moving. Gatineau Park is 361 km2 of possibilities!

The best for outdoor enthusiasts!

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A leading winter destination, the Laurentians region is a permanent invitation to get outside and play. It must be said that, between the heavy snowfall, the magical landscapes, and the variety of outdoor activities available, there are countless ways to get something out of it. From alpine hiking to dogsled outings, not to mention cross-country skiing, fatbiking, and snowshoeing, there’s no shortage of ways to be at one with the winter flora and wildlife on the territory. Whether you’re hungry for adventure or just want to get some fresh air, there’s a common denominator: the sublime setting of the Laurentians.

Discover the Gentilly River Regional Park

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The Gentilly River Regional Park offers stimulating nature activities for all ages. During the winter season, the Park will make you rediscover the pleasures of winter by putting forward fun, fitness and nature. Whether you choose snowshoeing, fatbikes or ski-hok, getting some exercise will be even more pleasant in the enchanting setting of the Park. On site, equipment rental, chalets, ready-to-camp units and even winter camping options makes the place a real vacation destination!

Exhilarating skiing in the Laurentians

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As the birthplace of downhill skiing in North America, the Laurentians have a close connection with this special sport, not least because they are the perfect setting for it. It’s no coincidence that there’s so much character to be found in each ski resort. The array of options is such that beginners and experienced skiers alike are sure to find what they’re looking for. In total, there are no fewer than 12 resorts to choose from! There is really something for all tastes and preferences. The runs are impressively varied, sometimes even within the same resort. This diversity goes hand in hand with one-of-a-kind opportunities for night skiing—a distinct specialty for which the Laurentians are renowned. Skiing in the Laurentians means choosing an acclaimed Quebec location, worthy of a special getaway.

Enjoy winter activities at La Mauricie National Park

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La Mauricie National Park, located halfway between Montreal and Québec City, is one of the most beautiful national parks in Quebec. When the snow arrives, the Park turns into a huge playground for winter sports enthusiasts. The landscapes are breathtaking! You will find frozen lakes, a dense forest, snow-dusted mountains and impressive viewpoints. Whether you go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing for a few hours, or winter camping in an Otentik tent for a few days... Everything is there for you to have an unforgettable stay!

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