This corner of the province between Montréal and Québec City has a lot that’s worth exploring along its many scenic routes.

As seen from the thousands of snow geese that stop here during their spring migration, our region is worth the detour. In this land of maple trees and cranberries, Centre-du-Québec’s riches are waiting to be savoured and discovered from the St. Lawrence River to the Appalachian foothills.

How to get there

Distance between main cities


Did you know?

We invented the original poutine, where the fresh cheese goes “squeak-squeak.”

To be discovered absolutely

Discover the Abenaki culture, an oversized garden-museum and the biodiversity of the St. Lawrence River, while fully respecting nature.

Majestic parks

Winter is the ideal time to enjoy the abundant snow in our parks. From snoweshoeing to fatbiking, skishoeing, cross-country skiing and snowtubing, there’s no shortage of activities for winter sports enthusiasts and beginners alike.

Enjoy GPS rallies? Parc régional des Grandes-Coulées boasts three routes!

Our parks offer activities for the whole family. Some even allow you to bring your dog along for the fun. You can stay in a rustic cabin or a hut alongside a river.


The Mont Gleason downhill ski centre features 31 slopes, including 10 glades and a bunny hill. It’s the perfect family destination. Enjoy downhill skiing, snowboarding, telemark skiing, alpine hiking, snowshoeing or snowtubing. The choice is yours!

The mountain was named after Denis Gleason, a 19th-century Irish farmer from the area.

Stop at the log cabin at the top of the mountain to take a break and warm up near the fire. Don’t miss après-ski at Wiski Pub to end your day with a drink and bite to eat. Or you can take in a show on the weekend!

Snowmobile country

Stretching between the St. Lawrence Valley and the foothills of the Appalachians, Centre-du-Québec is criss-crossed by 1,200 km of snowmobile trails. The diverse, snow-covered landscape is spell-binding, and every turn has a surprise in store. Warm and comfortably equipped rest areas will welcome you along the way.

The adventure covers 1,200 km, broken up into six 273- to 719-km routes!

Hôtel Montfort in Nicolet is a magnificent hotel housed in the ancestral home of the Montfort Fathers. Located near the trails, it features a locked shed, Nordic baths and fine dining. It’s the ideal spot for relaxation.

Explore Centre-du-Québec… fun awaits!

You’ll quickly start enjoying the routes in Centre-du-Québec. It’s the birthplace of poutine. Yum!

Arts and traditions in central Québec