Snowshoeing trails

In the cold season, Vallée Bras-du-Nord is home to 80 km of snowshoeing trails. The trails retain their unique character, while revealing some new points of view through delicately snow-covered vegetation. The waterfalls, for their part, freeze as if to stop time.

The trails are regularly passable in boots or spikes, but for trails with more elevation gain or after a snowstorm, snowshoes can be useful. Check our trails conditions.

Dogs allowed on leash. See our dog policy.
Mandatory access fees

We invite you to stop by the Shannahan welcome center located at 2180, rang Saguenay (open 7 days a week) where most of our trails start. * Exception: for the Philosore trail, please come to our main welcome center located at 107, Grande-Ligne in Saint-Raymond.

You must purchase your access fee online, take a screenshot of your invoice and present it to the welcome center upon your arrival. You can consult the trail map online or get a paper one at the welcome center.

buy your access fee online
Daily pass
Adult
16 years old and +
$7,39
Student / 65 years old +
$6,09
Child
7 to 15 years old
$4,35
Family
2 adults and their kids aged 16 or under
$17,40
Mandatory pass sold at welcome points. Children under the age of 6 get in for free.
Taxes not included
Annual pass
Single
$47,84
Family
$91,32
Mandatory pass sold at welcome points. Children under the age of 6 get in for free.
Taxes not included
Trail conditions
Sentier Bras-du-Nord. Chute Delaney

Sentier Bras-du-Nord Trail

From Accueil Shannahan to Delaney Fall

A definite classic in the Valley, this short and very accessible trail borders the river all around, and ends up at Delaney Fall. This genuine force of nature triggers awe in every hiker, beginners and regulars alike. click here for more information.

Departure and return to Accueil Shannahan
Sentier du Castor

Sentier du Castor

This short quiet pathway offers an amazing change of scenery to any hiker in search of becoming one with nature, in a dense but bright forest surrounded by cliffs. click here for more information.

Distance

6,9 km

Departure and return to Accueil Shannahan
Boucle de la Hauteur

Boucle de la Hauteur

Boucle de la Hauteur is an accessible but mindblowing mountain experience. Start climbing near a magnificent creek bordered by tall cedars, that leads to breath taking panoramas on the mysterious Cap des Sept-Côtes, near the river that slowly flows. click here for more information.

Distance

7,2 km

Departure and return to Accueil Shannahan
Boucle du Montagne Art

Boucle du Montagne Art

Boucle du Montagne Art is quite a physical challenge, and the ideal place to gaze at the country setting of the Valley from spectacular viewpoints. The pathway goes up and down throughout the woods where small streams flows from the surrounding hills. click here for more information.

Distance

8,6 km

Departure and return to Accueil Cantin
Sentier de la mauvaise

Sentier de la Mauvaise

Trail closed from November to May

This pathway is a well-kept secret of Vallée Bras-du-Nord. At the heart of this welcoming forest filled with mature maple trees, an atmosphere of stillness reigns. The straight pathway reaches the mountain top of la boucle du Montagne Art, and offers exhilarating landscapes. click here for more information.

Distance

10,5 km

Elevation

140 m

From Accueil Mauvaise to Accueil Cantin. Very few visitors in the winter.
Sentier Bras-du-Nord

Sentier Bras-du-Nord

From Accueil Shannahan to Delaney yurt

This section of Bras-du-Nord pathway is a favorite among hikers, as it offers a very diverse experience. Between the peaceful trail that follows the river until Delaney fall and the steep hill that leads to one of the most spectacular viewpoints of the Valley, hikers go through a maze of different sceneries. click here for more information.

Distance

13,2 km

Elevation

200 m

Departure and return to Accueil Shannahan
Sentier des falaises

Sentier des Falaises

A main attraction, this pathway is a definite classic for hikers. The steep cliff features stairs made of rocks, a true work of art created by mountain climbers that takes you from breath taking spots to another until the top. Once on the mountain top, the trail seems a bit more tame and leads to Falaises shelter, where you can watch Delaney Fall from the other side. On Cap Bédard, plains and small valleys reach the St-Lawrence River and the South Shore. click here for more information.

Distance

17 km

Durée approximative

6h to 8h and more

Elevation

400 m

Departure and return to Accueil Shannahan
Sentier Bras-du-Nord

Sentier Bras-du-Nord

From Accueil Cantin to Accueil Shannahan

PARTIALLY CLOSED TRAIL

Trail closed between shelters Montagne Art and Delaney Yurt until further notice.

This pathway is enough to convince anyone of the stunning lanscapes of Bras-du-Nord glaciated valley. Immersed in nature upon the ridges, hikers are treated to country settings to wild, lush settings, while gazing at the scenery following the pathway. click here for more information.

Ce parcours de longue randonnée s'adresse uniquement à une clientèle d'expérience. Remplir le questionnaire sur la longue randonnée.

Distance

22,2 km

Durée approximative

9h30 to 13h30

From Accueil Cantin to Accueil Shannahan. Very few visitors in the winter.
Sentier du Philosore

Sentier du Philosore

The Philosore truly represents the most authentic natural immersion in Vallée Bras-du-Nord’s trail network. This pathway into the wild opens the doors to a serene state of mind, and bring back thoughts of times on the frontier. click here for more information.

Ce parcours de longue randonnée s'adresse uniquement à une clientèle d'expérience. Remplir le questionnaire sur la longue randonnée.

Distance

30,2 km

Durée approximative

16h30 to 22h30

From Accueil Mauvaise to Accueil Perthuis. Very few visitors in the winter.