© Jacques Tournel

The Côte-Nord affords several kilometers of marked trails to explore—either deep in the forest or along the St. Lawrence River. Whether you prefer cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, the wild awaits you! A variety of tourism companies organize moonlight expeditions. In March, a cross-country skiing competition that is renowned in North America is held in Forestville.

The region’s national parks welcome all types of travellers, whether they are looking for a short or long winter expedition. The Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay offers cross-country skiers and snowshoers spectacular panoramic views of the fjord as well as rustic accommodations in either refuges or yurts. The Station récréotouristique Gallix lets travellers cross an area that is brimming with taiga-type vegetation. Several trails offer services, such as refuges, picnic tables and observation points. Other trails are recognized by the Fédération québécoise de la marche, Québec’s provincial walking associaton.   

So put on your snowshoes or skis and admire the white, icy carpet that Mother Nature has rolled out for you!

© Marc Loiselle
© Marc Archambault