Parc National du Mont-Tremblant

With its six great rivers and 400 lakes and streams, the Parc national du Mont-Tremblant is a wilderness paradise. It is the largest and the oldest park in the Parcs Québec network. Its animal emblem is the eastern wolf, smaller and less abundant than the grey wolf.

With Mont Tremblant, its highest peak, at 931 m, the park is at the heart of the Laurentian mountains, the remains of a high mountain range formed over a billion years ago. Over hundreds of millions of years the rock-faces have been smoothed by erosion to a hard and compact finish. In the autumn, the maple-yellow birch colours the landscape with the contrasting dark patches of balsam fir announcing the proximity of boreal forests.

And it’s here that we find the magical via ferrata trail on the rock face of Mont Vache Noire, at the entrance of la Diable sector, made of beams, monkey bridges (ropes and bamboo), Nepalese bridges (wood and rope) and footbridges.


At Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux, Rebecca Tremblay and her team feel more like family friends and, incidentally, families with children are most welcome. Set on the cliffs along the Saguenay fjord, the via ferrata is also open for night excursions on full moon nights. That takes some beating.


The via ferratas of Baie Éternité are set on 280 metres high cliffs with spectacular views over the ever-changing surface of the Saguenay Fjord, as it follows the moods of the tides.

“L’Odyssée,” the most spectacular via ferrata trail, includes an 85-metre long bridge suspended at a height of 130 metres, a spectacular way to discover the beauties of the park, home to the beluga and the peregrine falcon, which is the animal emblem of the park.

Les palissades de Charlevoix

This via ferrata is also open in winter. Be prepared to be spoilt, as lodging includes cheese fondue and a good bottle of wine.

If you’re looking for something thrilling go no further: a 400-metre high cliff, a bridge suspended at 200 metres, an abseiling descent of 70 metres, and a double zip-line over a lake. What more could you possibly want?

Vallée bras du nord

Conveniently located between Montréal and Québec, this glacial valley is surrounded by high cliffs and is ideal for those who had never imagined the idea of walking in mid-air.

This short via ferrata has been designed with many exit points, making it ideal for elderly or even handicapped people who would never have dreamed of tackling a cliff. This trail is open when it rains, which can prove a new experience for some. Of course, in case of thunderstorm it is very quick and easy to evacuate.


Set near a fishing paradise on Mont du Lac des Cygnes, “La Montée” trail is 650 metres long, with a vertical drop of 83 metres, and takes five hours to complete.

PROJET VERTICAL At the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu

At the foot of the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, discover a breathtaking view of the St. Lawrence River by walking the via ferrata that runs the length of the rock face. For more than 500 meters, this via ferrata course on a continuous line allows you to cross vertiginous wooden crossings, a monkey bridge while having in front of your eyes a breathtaking landscape.


Just a few minutes from the city of Québec, the main trail is set very close to the Montmorency Falls and is especially fun in the spring as the falls are swollen and water splashes over the climbers.

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