Parc national des Monts-Valin

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Parc national des Monts-Valin

Parc national des Monts-Valin
4.5
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4.5
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Michael F
Tel Aviv, Israel598 contributions
Sep. 2018 • Friends
This is a place of immense beauty and wilderness.
It has several trails, we chose the "le sommet” trail" and “Pic de la Tete de Chien” trail.
Great place to spend the day hiking.
Written December 1, 2018
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Hosain b
Montreal, Canada6 contributions
Sep. 2018 • Friends
The nature is unbelievably beautiful, the team is cooperative, multiple trails with different lengths and levels.
Written September 8, 2018
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Stephane J
Montreal, Canada18 contributions
Oct. 2017 • Couples
There’s this quick hike (~3 hours round, moderately easy because of the descent) to the peak (Pic Dubuc) with an awesome view on the whole Saguenay area. Don’t miss it. I’d like to go back to this Ghost Valley in winter, it’s probably crazy.
Also, we met some random birds on our way like the Black Grouse and the Lagopus (if I’m not wrong).
The information center at the entrance is very helpful and also have some equipment to sell.
Written October 3, 2017
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Victoria J
Moncton, Canada14 contributions
Jul. 2016 • Friends
I'm from BC, so it's often hard to find a real hike in the east, but this place did the trick. I've done more difficult hikes, but this was a good workout, and the views were really really gorgeous. We didn't make it to the very top, (time limited), but almost to the tete du chien. I will definitely be doing this hike again if I have the time. It's a very well maintained trail, there weren't too many bugs in July, and the shop is really well stocked if you have forgotten anything.
Written July 13, 2016
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Jan. 2015 • Family
We were staying at the Pourvoirie du Cap au Leste and took the day trip to Monts Valin (less than one hour from Saguenay). The road was properly cleared from snow. The staff at the visitor center and the little store and cafe are friendly and very helpful. You take the snow-bus to the start of the track and it's a 1.5hour walk to the peak with a convenient refuge mid-way. we were lucky to be there on a sunny day and it was just gorgeous and worth the effort.
DO NOT FORGET TO MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR THE SNOW BUS!!!!
Written January 3, 2015
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eleanorferguson
prudhoe100 contributions
Aug. 2014 • Family
We stopped here enroute from Tadoussac to Lac St Jean_ we decided to come south and come up the southern side of the Fjord. Im so glad we did. This park we only stopped at for 3hrs but it was fantastic. There is a great information centre sitting under the most awe inspring cliffs ive ever seen. I found out later that you can go along the cliffs at height clipped on !!
We did the walk with young kids up to viewing point- hard climb but worth it. About 1/2 way is the biggest boulder ive seen sticking out of the ground overhanging the path. Myself and 2 kids climbed around and on top and we have agreat picture of 3 of us looking over the top at my very worried wife.
Also spent time on sandy beach where river runs into the Fjord.
Well worth either staying at overnight or just breaking the day up
Written August 28, 2014
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Karine P
Montreal, Canada5 contributions
Dec. 2013 • Friends
Ive been to Parc National des Monts-Valin in summer and in winter. I highly recommend the showshoe trip to the "vallée des fantomes". Its 50$ to take the shuttle to get to the valley but it totally worth it. The view on top is breathtaking, and the snow that completly covers the trees its just amazing! Beautiful! It feels like a dream. What you see on the pictures, its really what it is there. You just fall in love with winter!
I would suggest this activity to anyone in proper shape and that is ready to fight the cold for a few hours. You must be prepared, its usually 5 degrees colder on top of the mountain, and it was -21C when I was there. But since snowshoeing requires a bit of an effort, you stay relatively warm all the time. Plus there is a nice little chalet halfway during the hike where you can eat and sit in front of the fireplace to get warmer.
Amazing winter adventure! I recommend it!
Written December 26, 2013
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Tim_and_Jen_from_RI
Providence, RI96 contributions
First it is important to note that we only spent one day in the park and just did a four or five hour day hike. Second, and as far as I can tell this statement goes for the majority of Canadian National Parks, they are not like their counterparts in the United States. Depending on what you are looking for in your trip, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. If you go to a park to get close to nature, hike, bike, camp and simply get away from it all then I think you will enjoy your visit to a Canadian National Park. If on the other hand you are looking to visit a park and have it be a full tourist experience, complete with gift shops, assorted restaurants and well orchestrated encounters with nature and complete with mapped routes and parking at scenic vistas etc…Then you may be disappointed.

In one word, we thought this park was fantastic, our hike here was the highlight of our vacation. What made it so good was the peace and quite, the views and what was to us at least very unique woodlands/vegetation. The only downside was that with the exception of some frogs and toads, we didn’t see much wildlife.

For the day hiker, the park is remote enough for you to feel like you are really alone, but not so remote that you start to worry about your gear, the time of day etc…If you are driving a car, note that your trip into the park will include about 10 miles of well packed gravel road.

From what I could tell, the park offers a lot of opportunities for more advanced hikers.

We found the rangers to be very friendly and helpful and fluent in English.
Written August 31, 2009
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