AN ARRAY OF ACTIVITIES for both winter and summer
Against the magnificent backdrop of nature – dotted with lakes, and mountains all around – the Pourvoirie offers a wide range of diverse activities, accessible to all and close to Québec City!
Speckled trout fishing is the main draw in summer, and hiking and water excursions are another great way to discover this rich, unspoiled wilderness. Such a delight in winter, too, with exceptional snowfall amounts of up to 6 meters. For early risers: Dawn is the time to watch the wildlife… whatever the season.
What’s more, you can travel light: The Pourvoirie has thought of everything!
HIKING IN THE MOUNTAINS
Hiking – Early May to late October / Snowshoeing – Early December to late April
Deep within an exceptional natural setting
The Pourvoirie du Lac-Moreau is sited on a rich, vast territory that will win over hikers and nature lovers alike. Amazing flora, bedecked in the most beautiful fall colours; extraordinary snowfall amounts in winter; a variety of wildlife; and magnificent scenery await you on your hike or walk.
Useful tips. Ask our employees for information. We can show you where to find the best hikes for you, give you a few pointers for successful outdoor excursions or provide you with the services of an interpretive guide, who will be pleased to join you on your walk or hike.
Hiking at the Pourvoirie
- More than 40 km of built trails
- Full lake and trail signage (a sign at each intersection)
- Stunning views, from the heights, of the Laurentians wildlife reserve and the Charlevoix region
- Unique plant life, typical of Québec’s natural settings, especially the tundra
- Access to the Martres waterfall (trail leads to Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie national park)
- Access to Grands-Jardins national park (by car)
- Hiking with a guide
- Advice for an enjoyable excursion
- Wooden hiking poles
- Snacks and picnic baskets (to order) provided by the Auberge du Ravage
Attractions aplenty! This site is home to a rich diversity of wildlife species: Moose, loon, hawk, red-tailed hawk, beaver, lynx, woodcock, duck, marten, wolf, otter, Canada jay, muskrat, spruce grouse, ruffed grouse, fox, porcupine, hare, mink and others.
MOUNTAIN HIKING ROUTES
The Pourvoirie boasts more than 40 kilometers of hiking trails (varying levels of difficulty) that lead to lookout points boasting panoramas of astounding beauty. The tallest peak within the Pourvoirie is 1,030 meters high.
Chute-des-Martres trail: One of the most beautiful hiking trails in Québec
This trail runs parallel to the des Martres river, bounded on either side by immense rock faces. The sounds of rapids from underground caverns are an aural backdrop along the route. The trail ends at the top of this impressive waterfall, which cascades from a height of 160 meters down five successive rocky tiers, offering stupendous views of your surroundings.
The Pourvoirie has partnered with Sépaq (Québec’s outdoor vacation spaces) and the Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie national park to create this exceptional trail. Access fees are charged for using the park’s facilities (payable at the Auberge front desk or the Pourvoirie gatehouse).
Level of difficulty : Intermediate
Lenght : 10 km
Duration : 2½ hours