Canyon des Portes de l'Enfer

Canyon des Portes de l'Enfer

Canyon des Portes de l'Enfer
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Canyons
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Canyon des Portes de l'Enfer (hell's gate canyon) in Saint-Narcisse-de-Rimouski begins with the Grand Sault waterfall and stretches nearly five miles between steep and narrow rock walls up to 90 metres high. A network of easy-to-intermediate hiking trails, from 1 to 14 kilometres, leads to stunning panoramic views and a 63-metre high suspended footbridge, the highest in Quebec. Experience the descent to hell's gate: 300 steps leading down to the Riviere Rimouski - and back up again!At the far end of the trail system is the Chaud waterfall, another 20-metre cascade.A restaurant, a one-star campground and a 8.5-Kilometre bike path are also available for visitors to this magnificent natural site.
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Tanya
11 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
I’ve been going to Quebec in this region since I was a little girl and never knew this existed. Although we didn’t do the entire trail, we enjoyed it immensely. Beautiful scenery, fun area if you have children. I’d love to go in the evening as it’s getting dark next time.
Written September 12, 2022
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Stephanie C
Ottawa, Canada133 contributions
Aug. 2021
This is an incredible place that you could visit again and again. We appreciated the well-maintained trails, gorgeous views, and family activities. Our only regret is that we didn't come a little earlier to have more time! We will definitely visit again the next time we're in the area in summer.
Written June 6, 2022
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Blondadventurer
Montreal, Canada135 contributions
Jun. 2021
We went just to say we'd been to the gates of hell and were quite pleasantly surprised. There was an abundance of trails to explore and interactive exhibits. A must for avid hikers or exploring families.
Written March 22, 2022
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Telah M
Ottawa, Canada292 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Family
Beautiful views! Be prepared to walk lots of stairs. There is an area that has 300+ stairs to get down to the river, but there are easily that many stairs to walk up and down around the canyon. So come prepared with water and good walking shoes! We he views are amazing and worth it
Written September 3, 2021
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Chaitanya
Cambridge, Canada988 contributions
Aug. 2020
Spend half a day at the trails here and had a very enjoyable time (even though it was a rainy day).
Took trail to the highest footbridge (passerelle) and then went down the steps to hell (descents enfers - 300 steps).

Footbridge was ok, had decent views and steps to hell were very good - the photo pics from the bottom of the steps were very good with photos of canyon and waterfalls. Full trail took us 90min (2.5km).

The grand sault waterfall was the main attraction and was worth the view - it had trails around the waterfall to give differing views of the falls.
Tickets were 15/person.

Definitely worth going for and taking lots of photos. Also the drive to the canyon is pretty good.
Written May 30, 2021
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KanataSteve
Ottawa, Canada1,299 contributions
Sep. 2020
We had a great time hiking these trails. The views from many of the "belvederes" (look-outs) were great. Walking the bridge gave nice views in both directions. We didn't find the stairs to be a challenge however some of the rest of the trails were somewhat steep and there is a LOT of up and down. We were both very happy to have had our hiking boots on.
We had lunch down next to the river sitting on the many rocks. It's amazing how many Inukshuk's there are down there.
Definitely recommended by us however those with young children may not want to do some of the trails. Perhaps to the bridge and back and not down to the river level via the stairs and likely not the entire loop trail. Obviously that would depend upon the age and hiking ability of your kids.
Written September 24, 2020
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OceanSeaShell
Montmagny, Canada23 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Family
A lot a short activities. Long walks are also possible. There is stuff to do for people for every age.
This is beautiful.

The bathroom is in very very bad shape when we went (maybe COVID ?).
Written August 16, 2020
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CrossCountryDriverx3
Maine31 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We saw some info for this attraction in the Rimouski guide at our hotel. Its about 30 mins from town. There wasn't a lot of info on what to expect. We didn't allow enough time or realize how rough the roads would be. The hills on the dirt roads made me a bit nervous and it was a rainy day. However we did ok. We didn't make it to the bridge as we ran out of time, but plan to return again in the future. The first waterfall alone is worth the admission price! The views are amazing. The walking trail is well done with non slip treads on the stairs. The information office is very helpful and friendly. Snacks were available and souvenirs. They spoke some English which was also helpful. If I were to go back I would pack more water as you can't drink the water there, bring hiking gear, good shoes, and a pick up truck or 4 wheel drive vehicle. The restaurant doesn't open until the end of June so best to bring a picnic lunch or plan to camp.
Written May 27, 2019
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Bonjour, Merci pour vos commentaires. Le service à l'accueil est une priorité pour nous. En 2018, plus de 21 100 ont visité le site et la majorité n'avait pas de VUS car la route menant au sentier est très bien entretenue et accessible à tous type de voiture. Cela vous a peut-être paru difficile en raison de la pluie qui avait rendue la chaussée boueuse. À votre prochaine visite, prévoyez environ 4 heures afin de voir les principaux attraits. Bonne journée et au plaisir !
Written May 28, 2019
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Kristina J
Cantley, Canada48 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Family
Breathtaking trails and a footbridge that crosses the boiling waters below, Les Portes d'Enfer is like a step back into our past. You are transported into a logging camp typical of the early 20th Century. After the interpretative portion, you are free to wander the trails. Prepare to have your breath taken away by the raw beauty. It is iff the beaten path but well worth the drive. If you are in the Rimouski area, this is a MUST!
Written February 22, 2019
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Hi madam Kristina, Thank you for yours commentaries. Have a nice day.
Written February 25, 2019
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Ⓜ️ MrMoreLight
Montreal, Canada1,547 contributions
Jun. 2017 • Friends
A very pleasant visit in a well marked pathway along the canyon des portes de l'enfer.

We hit it in June where we were eaten by voracious mosquitoes in the parking lot but it somehow subsided to a bearable level when moving towards the waterfalls themselves.

Stunning suspension drawbridge also included in the visit in this must-see landscape very close to Rimouski - take the route des Monts Notre-Dame afterwards for a beautiful road trip back country, off the beaten path.
Written November 25, 2017
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Thank you for yours commentaries and have a nice day !
Written November 27, 2017
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