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Our network of professionals is committed to delivering activities and services that respect the highest standards of quality and safety. Learn more about our commitment.

Gaspesie

Off the Gulf of the St. Lawrence, the mythical Gaspe Peninsula is an ideal destination for hikes, deep sea excursions, wildlife or whale observation, kayaking, canoeing, days at the beach, canyoning, diving and so much more. The Tourisme Gaspesie visitor region includes access to the GRA1 trail ? the only hiking trail in North America homologated GR® (long-distance/grande randonnée). Also known as the International Appalachian Trail, it connects to the tip of Parc national de Forillon in the Matapedia region and crosses the Chic-Choc mountain range, offering long-distance hikes of up to 40 days long. Canoe buffs should paddle the limpid waters of the Bonaventure River, and admire its turquoise reflections. From its acclaimed Perce Rock, Bonaventure Island and northen gannet population to its UNESCO World Heritage status and summits that soar high above the 1,000 metre mark, Gaspe is a must-see region for its great outdoors. In winter, abundant snowfalls make it an off-trail skier’s and snowmobiler’s paradise up in in the mountains of the Chic-Chocs Wildlife Reserve, and Parc national de la Gaspesie, where visitors also enjoy caribou and moose observation. 

Coopérative de Solidarité Vertigo-Aventures

Back-country skiiing in the wildest of the Chic-Chocs

Vertigo-Adventures Coop offers personalized backcountry skiing packages in an area that is exclusive to our clients and staff, in the heart of the Chic-Choc mountains, more specifically, in the Matane Faunal Reserve.  Besides the diversity of the terrain and the very low number of skiers, our trips are unique due to our beautifull basecamp, made of 3 yurts, strategically located at the foot of Mt-Blanc and Mt-Craggy.  Our staff members are mature, responsable and highly engaged in the cooperative.  Create your own exclusive group and enyoy the unique atmosphere of our wood-stove heaten yurts after a day of backcountry adventures on one of our 3 mountains. If you wish to improve your knowledge of backcountry security in winter mountaineering, take one of our 2 days avalanche courses.

Coop Vertigo-Adventures leads you to the Mt-Blanc ski domain of the Matane Reserve, the western most big mountain of the chic-Chocs range. Three mountains offers challenging backcountry skiing and unlimited posibilities for first tracks, within two hours of skinning from our camp. Exlusive motorized acces and our heated camp garantee untracked snow and provides a comfortable after-ski to our guests.

International Appalachian Trail - Quebec GR®A1

650 kilometers of trails

Looking for an adventure which is well-fitted to your tastes and capacities?

Go to the discovery of the first GR® in America, the GR® A1! To explore this long-distance mountain hiking circuit, we offer self-guided hikes in the three territories (Valley, the Chic-Chocs and The Coast) and packages with a guide from 1 to 3 days of walking in the Chic-Chocs section of Gaspésie National Park and the Matane wildlife Reserve recognized as a mecca for hiking in Quebec.

Our hikes range from easy to difficult. They take place on uneven ground, including varying elevation. They are accessible to anyone in good health with basic hiking experience (day hikes).

We also offer services to autonomous hikers on the IAT (car transfer, luggage or food drops).

 

Ski Chic Chocs

Backcountry activities

Clean, crisp eastern powder!

The exceptional setting of the Madeleine Mines is where Ski Chic-Chocs offers guided backcountry activities. ( Catskiing with skis or snowboards, backcountry touring and snowshoe treks at the summits ) From our beginnings in 2006, Ski Chic-Chocs has developped an expertise in winter adventure tourism and training. We are leaders in guided backcountry winter adventures and in specialized mountain skills trainings. Because of our experienced guides and our equipment, we are able to offer a safe environment for practicing winter sports in the Chic-Choc Nature Preserve as well as the Gaspésie Provincial Park. We became exclusive suppliers of guided backcountry winter services for the SEPAQ in the Gaspe Provincial Park in 2008 as well as members of Adventure Ecotourism Quebec ( AEQ ). We have a unique arrangement with the SEPAQ and offer the only mecanized access to one of the best alpine terrains in the Northeast. We have a machine capable of transporting our guests from the door of the Gîte du Mt-Albert (Mount Albert Wilderness Lodge ) to the best winter playground paradise around for a snowshoe day at the summits. We also offer a wide range of mountain skills training programs including Avalanche Safety Training level I and II, specialized trainings in tourism in isolated areas, winter mountain travel training as well as first-aid training in remote areas.

Vallée Taconique

Reach new heights in downhill pursuits 

Enjoy a unique wilderness skiing or snowboarding experience on a pristine mountain with a 550-m (1,800-ft.) vertical drop, located in the crosscountry of Mont-Saint-Pierre, in Haute-Gaspésie. Imagine doing until 4400 meters of downill in only one day with our personalised ski lifting.

Expé Aventures

We believe in continuous training by outdoor adventure

Located in the Chic-Chocs Mountains in the Gaspe Peninsula and in the Green Mountains of the Eastern Townships, Expe Adventure is specialized in outdoor training and trips. We offer a wide range of trips in all seasons. From backcountry skiing in the winter, to paddling adventures in the summer, to mountain bike trips in the fall. Our guides are highly enthusiastic and have an extensive background in the outdoors. Please contact us to learn about the various possibilities.