Have you heard of via ferrata? This safe climbing activity allows you to discover the mountains in a unique and exciting way. While attached to a safety cable, you will move along rock faces using bridges, cables and other equipment, allowing you to move forward with complete confidence. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced climber, the via ferrata is suitable for all levels

Quebec’s via ferrata routes routes offer a unique climbing experience, combining mountain adventures with breathtaking panoramic views. We have selected the best supervised via ferrata routes in Quebec, all run by companies or organizations that have obtained our Quality/Safety accreditation. Eleven of them are part of the famous “Route des via ferrata du Québec.

DISCOVER THESE TWELVE EXCEPTIONAL VIA FERRATA ROUTES, EACH PROMISING THRILLS AND FASCINATING DISCOVERIES!

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THE diable Via ferrata

Nestled in the heart of the Laurentian Mountains, the Parc national du Mont-Tremblant offers a breathtaking backdrop that was formed over a billion years ago. Overlooking the park, Mont Tremblant rises to 931 metres.

Built on the Vache Noire rock face at the entrance to the Diable sector, the via ferrata du Diable invites you to enjoy an extraordinary experience in the heart of these majestic Laurentian mountains. You’ll have a choice of four different routes stretching from 500 metres to a kilometre. Beams, monkey bridges, Nepalese bridges and footbridges will take you across unique panoramic views of the surrounding mountain landscapes and waterways. In small groups, the Parcours Aventures guides will afford you a thrill in complete safety! Book your activity with Sépaq.

Tyroparc © Flora Bidaud

the beauséjour via ferrata

At Tyroparc, you can climb the 60-metre-high rock face of Cap Beauséjour (the equivalent of a 20-storey building!), thanks to the rungs, handholds, bridges and wooden beams set up all along the via ferrata route. A magnificent view of the Ste-Agate-des-Mont mountain region awaits you at the summit. In addition, you’ll have the chance to descend the highest mega-zip lines in Quebec (open all year round)! The whole family can enjoy the thrills of this adventure park, thanks to the wide variety of packages.

Tyroparc also welcomes you in winter, offering not only winter via ferrata, but also mountain skiing, cross-country skiing, hiking, snowshoeing and snowmobiling!

Parc de la rivière Batiscan

the Via batiscan

The Parc de la rivière Batiscan is sure to appeal to adventure lovers. Here you’ll find the via ferrata Batiscan. A 200-metre via ferrata along a large rock face overlooking the river, which can be experienced day or night with the help of headlamps that are provided. What’s more, you can extend your enjoyment by taking on the challenge of the two treetop circuits and the seven zip lines, three of which pass just a few metres from the tumultuous waters of the Batiscan River.

Younger adventurers can also take up the challenge with the new tree course featuring 18 games, including a 20-metre zip line.

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the du Nord Via ferrata

Located between Montréal and Québec City, the via ferrata du Nord is nestled in the heart of the Vallée Bras-du-Nord, where the Sainte-Anne river winds its way between sublime mountains and cliffs. This site is perfect for people who never imagined they’d be walking in the middle of nowhere. This short via ferrata, operated by AventureX guides, is designed for both the elderly and those with reduced mobility, given the numerous possibilities for returning to the ground throughout the circuit. Fun guaranteed and accessible to all!

For an extraordinary winter experience, try the winter via ferrata. After taking in the breathtaking views, rappel your final decent and finish off with a zip line.

AEQ © M. Lévesque

the Montmorency Falls via ferrata

Located in Québec City and set in the Boischatel crevasse, the via ferrata at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency offers breathtaking views of the river, Île d’Orléans and, not to mention, the Montmorency Falls. At 83 metres, the latter is one of the highest waterfalls in Quebec, surpassing even Niagara Falls by 30 metres! Designed for beginners and more experienced climbers alike, the via ferrata offers three routes adapted to different levels of difficulty, making it an ideal activity for the whole family.

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the la charlevoix Via ferrata

Did you know that at the foot of the Fairmont Manoir Richelieu, you can find the La Charlevoix via ferrata? From the hotel site, Projet Vertical lets you climb the vertical wall and explore more than 500 metres of breathtaking panoramic views of the St Lawrence River and the surrounding countryside. Suitable for all levels, this via ferrata, which is open all year round, provides you with a continuous lifeline and offers a variety of sections that allow you to progress at your own pace and exceed your limits. If you’re lucky, you might even spot some sea mammals in the distance!

Keep up the fun and head up to the roof of the hotel with a Projet Vertical guide and take a 400-metre zip-line descent. The unique orientation of the zip line will make you feel as if you’re plunging into the river!

THE MONT-DU-LAC-DES-CYGNES VIA FERRATA

Located in the parc national des Grands-Jardins, the Mont-du-lac-des-Cygnes via ferrata is an immersive experience in an absolute paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Parcours Aventures offers you two secure routes to explore the natural beauty of the region at altitudes between 700 and 800 metres. Thanks to suspended beams and bridges, you’ll be able to appreciate the majestic mountains of the Massif des Laurentides, the Gros Bras valley stream, and even admire the St. Lawrence River in all its splendour.

For a unique and magical experience, cross the Mont-du-lac-des-Cygnes via ferrata in the moonlight. Provided with a headlamp for this guided night-time hike, you’ll cross three beams and a Nepalese bridge. While watching the sun set and the full moon rise, you can enjoy the silence of nature and discover the nocturnal fauna’s pace of life.

les PALISADES of CHARLEVOIX

Les Palissades of Charlevoixis a true natural beauty! Set in beautiful, isolated mountains, the park has a number of wonders, including a lake, a river and a 400-metre-high cliff. With AventureX, discover two via ferrata routes with minimalist layouts, available in both summer and winter. You’ll find an impressive bridge suspended 200 metres in the air above the valley, a 70-metre rappel, and two 250-metre zip lines across the lake.

In winter, the short walk is accessible by snowshoe or off-trail skiing. Hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking and more are also available in the park.

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THE BAIE-ÉTERNITÉ VIA FERRATA

Not afraid of heights? Parcours Aventures challenges you to cross the L’Odyssée via ferrata, the flagship route in the parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay (Baie-Éternité sector), where a suspended bridge at a dizzying height of 130 metres and 85 metres long awaits you! Imagine yourself perched hundreds of metres above the deep water, surrounded by the beauty of the striking rock faces of the Saguenay Fjord… An experience that will give you an unequalled adrenalin rush!

With three via ferrata routes available, L’Odyssée (advanced level, 850 metres), La Passerelle (intermediate level, 295 metres) and La Grande Dalle (intermediate level, 570 metres), you’ll enjoy a different and unique landscape every time. Along the way, you’ll also have the chance to learn more about the fjord’s unique ecosystem and its inhabitants, including the beluga whale and the peregrine falcon, emblems of the region. Book your place with Sépaq!

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the DU FJORD VIA FERRATA

For an unforgettable experience in the heart of nature, the via ferrata du Fjord at Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux is a must! Located on the picturesque shores and vertical walls of the Saguenay Fjord, this park offers you a one-kilometre adventure circuit, divided into four sections of varying intensity for everyone to enjoy. And that’s not all! On full-moon nights, let the bewitching light of the moon guide you on a unique via ferrata experience (subject to a reservation).

As well as offering you an epic via ferrata experience that is available all year round starting next winter, Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux invites you to enhance your pleasure with a range of activities. Whether you’re a fan of intensity or in search of tranquility, you’ll find what you’re looking for among the suspended courses, sailing excursions and sea kayaking trips. At Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux, the adventure never stops!

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THE NORD-CÔTIÈRE VIA FERRATA

Attitude Nordique Plein AirNord-Côtière via ferrata is the only course in Quebec to offer two zip-lines that fly over the majestic St Lawrence River. What makes this via ferrata so special is the high probability of seeing whales!

After a 1.2 km hike to the facilities, you’ll follow the river and its glacial grooves as your guide explains the flora and fauna and the history of this unique destination.

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THE CHUTE À PHILOMÈNE VIA FERRATA

The Chute à Philomène via ferrata, the only one of its kind in the Gaspésie, has an unforgettable adventure in store for you! Accompanied by certified professional guides from Parcours Aventures, you’ll cross a 30-metre suspended bridge and gaze down at the 33-metre-high Philomène Falls. Next, a 300-metre-wide rock face offers an unrivalled dose of fun! For the descent, let yourself slide down an 80-metre zip line and enjoy a breathtaking panorama.

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert climber, Quebec’s via ferratas will amaze you and provide unforgettable memories with family and friends. Get ready to defy the heights, explore spectacular landscapes and experience thrilling moments in the heart of Quebec’s wilderness!

So, are you ready to take on the challenge?

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