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Centre plein air Bec-Scie

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7400, chemin des Chutes, Saguenay (arrondissement La Baie), QC, G7B 3N8

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418 697-5132

CITQ : 627575

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The Bec-Scie Outdoor Center is a natural gem a stone's throw from the city. In our trails with striking and magnificent landscapes in all seasons, you can practice your favorite sports. Several tracks roam the banks of the Rivière-À-Mars to the canyon, a larger-than-life escarpment. In this unique place, you are free to admire the multiple falls as if you were in its heart, cross the river and breathe in a dose of fresh air. Throughout your hike, nature will reveal itself to you. Come and discover our landscaped trails which total more than 120 km. 

Our trails offer you the possibility of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fatbiking, mountain biking, hiking, canicross, sliding, quad biking or snowmobiling. Several other unique activities are offered on the site for outdoor enthusiasts!



  • J Free wifi
  • ö Equipment rental
  • ě Showers
  • E Free outdoor parking
  • ê Gas station
  • s Waxing room
  • . Heated shelter

Additional Information

Vaolo accredited

Picnic area

Secure enclosure for quads and snowmobiles


Room rental

Locker rooms and locker rental

Summer/winter lodging

Day camp


December to March (depending on temperature)

Monday - Wednesday
8am to 4pm
Thursday - Saturday
8am to 9pm-10pm
8am to 4pm

May to October (depending on temperature)

Every day
8am to 5pm


8 km long of groomed and marked trails for beginners and experienced alike. The trail map is available on the website and at the reception.
The entrance price for adults is on our website, and it is free for children.

The Bec-Scie outdoor center is also home to another division called Okwari Le Fjord. For more details, visit the sheet dedicated to it.

Reservations and packages: Find out about our package allowing the discovery of the black bear, including hiking and Rabaska canoe on a wild lake.

During a stop at the Bec-Scie Outdoor Center, you will enjoy a warm atmosphere, a good fireplace and a restaurant-bar to take a break and have a bite to eat.

Open: December - April

Walking without snowshoes is permitted in the canyon trail and up to Lake Côme. Crampons can be rented from reception. For an enchanting snowshoe hike, come and see the Passe-Du-Matelot and its spectacular setting. You will cross an impressive natural corridor, wedged between two rock walls, which rise up on either side of you. The snow-laden conifers bordering this site will envelop you in a magical world. Four trails are specially designed for your enjoyment. During your hike, four heated refuges are at your disposal to rest and if necessary to enjoy your meal.
Total length of the trails: 20.4km
Total number of tracks: 5
Difficulty: Easy, Intermediate, Difficult
Our prices are available on our website.

Cross-country skiing
For cross-country skiing, we are renowned as being one of the most beautiful cross-country ski centers in Quebec. We will surprise you with the beauty of our landscapes as well as the unparalleled quality of our slopes. Our tracks of more than 20km are marked, passing from the beginner level to the advanced level and for the classic style or skating style. The tracks, which are a priority for us, are worked mechanically every day when possible. During your hike, four heated shelters are at your disposal to rest and, if necessary, to enjoy your meal.
Total length of the trails (km): 90
Total number of trails: 9
Difficulty: Easy, Intermediate, Difficult
Our prices are available on our website.

Jack Rabbit Children's Cross-Country Ski School: Lessons are aimed at ages 5 to 12 and are free. Classes are held entirely outdoors, theory and practice. Classes are taught by a certified NCCP trainer and equipment is provided.
On the program: Improvement of cross-country skiing techniques, ascent and descent of slopes, relays, races, courses and games with new friends.

The center offers two fatbike trails that total 6.4 km.
Our prices are available on our website.

15 minutes from La Baie, the Bec-Scie Outdoor Center offers breathtaking scenery all year round. Explore the trails along the magnificent Rivière-à-Mars canyon and walk on the footbridges that overlook this fiery stream. Along the way, learn about the natural phenomena that have shaped this landscape using interpretive panels. The canyon route is accessible to the whole family, while the Pond and River trails are aimed at intermediate hikers. In addition, dogs on a leash are allowed. Prices are available on the website.

During a stop at the Bec-Scie Outdoor Center, you will enjoy a warm atmosphere and a restaurant-bar to take a break and have a bite to eat.
Possibility of leaving your quad for free in our enclosure, fitted out and monitored by camera.

For lovers of winter dog sports, we have a 2 km track intended for the practice of ski joëring or snow scooter. Who says your athletic dog doesn't like winter?
Our prices are available on our website.

We now have a children's snow slide. Entrance is free and you can bring your own sledges or borrow Crazy Carpets from the reception chalet every day during opening hours. The trail is very close to the Jack Rabbit trail. Please go to reception first.

Yurt: In all seasons, our ready-to-camp yurts offer an extraordinary camping experience. For our lovers of winter pleasures, it is an excellent option, after a long cross-country ski or snowshoe hike, to come back to warm up in our fully equipped yurt. Welcome snowmobilers!
For more details and prices, please visit our website.

Rustic refuge: Only available in winter, two shelters are available for the brave who dream of making a two-day expedition in the Bec-Scie forest. Go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, and we will take care of transporting your luggage to your refuge. Just think about having fun in the snow! However, please note that even rented shelters remain available for skiers and snowshoe hikers who wish to warm up in an emergency.

Small cabin by the river: Only available in summer, you can rent small cabins for camping on the banks of the Rivière-à-Mars. These mini shacks are perfect for the fishermen and hikers!
For more details and prices, please visit our website.

Campgrounds for tents or Westfalia: Bec-Scie campground offers rustic camp sites at the price of $20 + taxes per night, without service. You have access to the Bec-Scie reception for toilets and showers.
For more details, please visit our website.