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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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418 697-5458

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The Bec-Scie outdoor center is a natural jewel just a stone's throw from the city. It's striking and magnificent landscapes in all seasons. In this unique environment, you will be able to practice your favorite sports. Several trails crisscross the banks of the Rivière à Mars to the canyon, a larger-than-life escarpment. You will be able to admire the many waterfalls as if you were in its heart, cross this river and breathe a dose of fresh air. Throughout your hike, nature will reveal itself to you. Come and discover our magnificent landscapes! More than 120 km of groomed trails.

Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fatbike, mountain biking, hiking, canicross, quad/snowmobile, Rivière-à-Mars Canyon, Restaurant-bar, Rental of equipment, Room rental...

Ask us about our one-day moose and beaver discovery package, including hiking and rabaska canoeing.

Summer: picnic area, hiking (Rivière-à-mars canyon), playground, mountain biking and wildlife observation.

Winter: rental: snowshoes and cross-country skis.



  • 5 Paid admission
  • 0 Seasonal operation
  • z Indigenous content
  • J Free wifi
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  • ö Equipment rental

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picnic area



8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.


Technical mountain bike trails in a loop (8 km), signposted.
Levels: easy (2 km), intermediate (3 km) and difficult (3 km).
Map available.
Entrance: paying. Service also in English subject to availability.

Open: December - April

For an enchanting snowshoe hike, come and see the Passe-Du-Matelot and its spectacular scenery. You will cross an impressive natural corridor, wedged between two rock walls that rise on either side of you. The snow-laden conifers bordering this site will envelop you in a magical universe. Four trails are specially laid out for your enjoyment. During your snowshoe hike, four heated huts are available for you to rest and, if necessary, enjoy your meal.
Everything you need to fill up with fresh air and to forget your everyday worries.
Total length of the slopes (km): 20.4
Total number of tracks: 5
Difficulty: Easy, Intermediate, Difficult

Cross-country skiing
Renowned as one of the most beautiful cross-country ski centres in Quebec, the Centre Plein air Bec-scie will surprise you with the beauty of its scenery and the outstanding quality of its trails. More than 20 kilometres of marked trails, from beginner to advanced levels, await you, in classic or skating style. The slopes, which are a priority for us, are mechanically worked every day whenever possible. During your hike, four heated huts are at your disposal for you to rest and, if necessary, enjoy your meal. Everything you need to fill up with fresh air and make you forget about your daily worries.
Total length of the slopes (km): 90
Total number of tracks: 9
Difficulty: Easy, Intermediate, Difficult

Trail and fatbike rental!
Come discover the beauty of the Rivière-à-Mars corridor.