Here, there is snow and a border of beautiful places to exalt oneself with snowshoes. Snowshoeing in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean is synonymous with gentle adventure, breathtaking views, crazy snow, extreme cold and above all, trails for all levels.
For novices, snowshoeing is a winter activity consisting of walking in the woods on thick layers of soft snow. Snowshoes put on their feet allow access to mountainous areas in the forest where access would normally be limited due to heavy snow accumulations.
When snowshoeing, remember this:
- You must dress warmly
- You will be able to rent equipment in most of the places that offer trails.
- There are trails for all levels, from a short walk in the forest to hikes lasting several hours.
- You will never lack incredible viewpoints in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.
The striking and unavoidable adventure
The Valley of the Ghosts and the Mummy Land are a must for snowshoeing. The altitude of the Monts-Valin National Park (984 m) is conducive to snow accumulations so abundant that the trees at the summit become "mummified" by them. This gives a magical environment for the practice of this sport. After a journey of about 45 minutes on board the Fantôme-Express to survey the picturesque and panoramic chemin du Bras-des-Canots, you will be dropped off at the foot of the Vallée des Fantômes.
Already, you will notice a radical change of environment and snow cover... and this is only the beginning! Go and discover a new region: the Mummy Region! Discover the Pic-de-la-Hutte sector, it is worth being known and will delight those who have already visited the Valley of the Ghosts and the most seasoned in search of challenges! Don't forget to reserve your departure in advance, because places are limited since this hike includes a shuttle and must be accompanied by a guide!
Hikes that do good
The gentle adventure has never been as striking as in all the hikes that can be done in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. Snowshoeing can be practiced in municipal parks, ski resorts, national parks, as well as in tourist attractions. Come admire the Historic Village of Val-Jalbert during a walk, or take in the beauty of the panoramas in the Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay. There is something for all levels, from the shortest to the longest hike.