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Free access to 17 national parks and wildlife reserves


Access to 17 establishments of the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq) network will be completely free of charge on Saturday, January 26 for the 3rd edition of our Sépaq Winter Day. This event remains a must in January in Québec given its recipe for success: free admission, a wide array of special activities and entertainment, exceptional territories, and abundant snow.

“Québec’s nature and winter are incomparable riches, for which we’re renowned the world over. Sépaq Winter Day is an ideal opportunity to have fun with friends and family, fill up on fresh air, and realize once more how lucky we are to live in such a vast and beautiful part of the world,” declared the Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, Pierre Dufour.

“Sépaq establishments have everything you need to fall in love with winter. This day is a celebration of the best that the cold season has to offer. Outdoor activity is synonymous not only with pleasure and relaxation but also with health and healthy habits,” stated Sépaq Interim Chief Executive Officer, Guylaine Berthiaume.

The various Sépaq teams have concocted a special schedule, adding to the regular activities to make the event even more festive for the whole family. Access to cross- country ski and snowshoe trails will be free of charge.

Free equipment rental

Depending on the location and availabilities, it will be possible to borrow equipment at no cost and discover different activities, including the ever-popular fatbike. Also on the menu: skating, sliding, hiking, and discovery activities. There’s nothing better to put a smile on your face and add some colour to your cheeks.

Spaces will also be set up to toast marshmallows on an outdoor fire and find warmth and comfort while sipping a tasty hot chocolate.

For the complete schedule, go to www.sepaq.com/hiver/journee

An invitation to return

In addition, each visitor to any of the 14 participating national parks will be given a pass for a future winter visit to the park of his or her choice. Visitors to Camp


Mercier or Station touristique Duchesnay will receive a cross-country skiing day- pass valid at any one of Sépaq’s eight cross country skiing centres. Visitors to Centre touristique du Lac-Simon will receive a daily access pass so they’ll return this winter.

Establishments open for our 2019 Winter Day

by tourism region


Parc national de la Gaspésie


Parc national du Mont-Mégantic


Parc national du Bic


Parc national de la Yamaska


Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier


Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville


Station touristique Duchesnay


Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno


Camp Mercier

Réserve faunique des Laurentides


Parc national du Mont-Tremblant

(Laurentides and Lanaudière)

Parc national des Grands-Jardins


Parc national d’Oka


Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-



Centre touristique du Lac-Simon


Parc national du Mont-Orford


Parc national d’Aiguebelle


Parc national des Monts-Valins




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