Who we are

Vallée Bras-du-Nord is a solidarity cooperative based on an innovative model of cooperative management. Many awards over the years attest the success of our model, since the founding of the coop in 2002. This model combines the employees (workers), the producers of tourism services (producer members) and landowners providing rights of access (support members). Its Board of Directors consists of 11 members, divided into three categories.

All have a common desire to ensure sound management and quality development. This results in better control in regard of the tourist boom of the Valley, and builds a high sense of belonging among employees, partners and the community in general.

Our members

Producer members (13):

A person or company that has the ability to be a user of services offered by the Cooperative, and be a producer of services of the Cooperative. The Coop has 13 user-producer members of tourist services.

Workers (20):

An individual who can perform any kind of work for the Cooperative. The Coop has 20 workers.

  1. Permanent team
  2. Eco-forestry workers
  3. Attendants
  4. Guides

Members of corporate and individual support (16):

Company or person who has an economic or social interest in achieving the objective of the Cooperative. The Coop has 16 supporting members.

Rights of access

From the very beginning of the development of the Vallée Bras-du-Nord, we were supported by the local population who believed in this project. Visionary owners and trusted people who allowed a right of access for trail development on their land. Over time, we have developed this extensive network of trails. Without the support of the community and the openness of the owners, our development would never be what it is today. Here we salute the important contribution of these people, and thank them from the bottom of our hearts. They are, in their way, the builders of our unique ecotourism cooperative. Thank you all, and long live these agreements.

Board of Directors

  • President
    Gilles Morneau
  • Treasurer and Secretary
    Louis Cantin
  • Vice-president
    Etienne Beaumont
  • Administrators
    Mathieu Dupuis-Bourassa
  • Administrators
    Marie-France Tessier
  • Administrators
    Hugo Lefebvre
  • Administrators
    Marc-André Lebuis
  • Administrators
    Sylvain Morasse
  • Administrators
    Charles Lessard
  • Administrators
    Philippe Jobin
  • Administrators
    Antoine Lebeau


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Our cooperative model is a tangible, living and inspiring sustainable development. It's a park where outdoor enthusiasts coexists, whether they're tourists, residents, farmers, cottagers, forest workers, tourism businesses and local organizations. This cohabitation promotes dialogue and real and continuous dialogue to reconcile economic, social and environmental requirements of the Vallée Bras-du-Nord. Read more

A model of sustainable tourism

To give our ambitions a chance to avoid uncontrolled exploitation of the territory, the Vallée Bras-du-Nord coop adopted since its inception the principles of sustainable tourism development. Not only is it our philosophy, but also a duty and above all, a responsibility. Read more

Our success stories!

Vallée Bras-du-Nord is the recipient of numerous awards. We are cited as an example throughout Quebec and internationally as a model of sustainable tourism integrating both young, local people and local stakeholders. Read more

Our social and job reintegration projects

Every year since 2002, Vallée Bras-du-Nord coop hires a dozen youth from Portneuf region who went through various issues of life (dropping out of school, substance abuse, delinquency, etc.) We offer them a few months in a different kind of school, the forest. Here, they work to build and maintain our trail system. This unusual approach forces them to confront a hostile environment that teaches patience, tolerance, discipline, teamwork, determination and perseverance. Read more

Option plein air: outdoor adventures

Louis Jobin High School in St. Raymond has developed a school program with an outdoors concentration that leverages the wealth of St-Raymond’s territory and surrounding areas. It was built in collaboration with Vallée Bras-du-Nord’s coop, whose expertise in education through adventure and nature has been successfully used. The school offers this program to students of 4th and 5th secondary level. Read more

Conference offers

Many successes in recent years and multiple benefits generated by Vallée Bras-du-Nord’s model of cooperative solidarity attract curiosity. This model shines throughout Quebec and beyond its borders. Read more


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