Endless snow, a mountain worn by time, and outstanding viewpoints… That is the scene at Parc national des Monts-Valin. Dominating feature of the regional landscape, the impressive Massif boasts ten or so peaks above 800 metres high. The exceptional snow cover makes the park an ideal place for snowshoeing and skiing. Nestled at the heart of the Massif is the Vallée des fantômes, a haunting place worth seeing.
In spring, colours bring life back to the mountain, and a new range of activities open up. Several hiking trails of all difficulty levels, including that leading to Pic de la Hutte where small trees share space with arctic-alpine vegetation. Six lakes let you tease the trout by the day, or as part of a lodgings package. And why not paddle your canoe down the meandering Valin River?
A wide-ranging choice of accommodation is available all year-round, from igloo to three-star cottage; you will find a place that suits your nature. To make your stay a pleasant one, the park also offers a variety of services, such as equipment rentals, and luggage and personal transportation. What are you waiting for, stand atop the Monts Valin and get a giant’s view of the region.
Operating period: Mid-May to end of October and mid-December to mid-April.
Admission: Adults: $3.04, children (6-17): $1.30, children under 6: free. Group rates (15 +).