Food drop

Two options are offered along the trail for food drops.

Post office and partners

You can send packages of dry food in advance in some post offices along the IAT (list below) and some of our partners. A list with the addresses will follow. Please make sure to use the format presented below.

NB: For the Gaspésie National Park (Service Center), add your passport number or your reservation number.

 

Your name
POSTE RESTANTE/GRAND RANDONNEUR
Full address of the post office 
or the partner


RANDONNEUR DU SIA / "HOLD FOR TRAIL HIKER"
(Date you plan to collect the package on)


For information : Sentier international des Appalaches
Telephone : (418) 562-7885   
E-Mail:
info@sia-iat.com

 

Addresses of post offices and Partners

Canada Post Telephone: 1-866-607-6301

 

Post office Matapédia

3, rue MacDonnel

Matapédia, QC, G0J 1V0

(418) 865-2188

 

Post office Gros-Morne

8A Rue Principale

Gros-Morne, QC, G0E 1L0

(418) 797-2434

 

Post office Causapscal

480, St-Jacques Nord

Causapscal, QC, G0J 1J0  

Tel : (418) 756-3869

 

 

Post office Grande-Vallée

7, St-François-Xavier Est

Grande-Vallée, QC, G0E 1K0

(418) 393-2090

 

Amqui Camping

CP 5025

Amqui, QC, G5J 3S5

(418) 629-3433

 

Post office Petite-Vallée

J.A. Lebreux et Fils ENR.

47 Rue Principale

Petite-Vallée, QC, G0E 1Y0

(418) 393-2152

 

Post office St-Vianney

125, Av. Centrale

St-Vianney, QC, G0J 3J0

(418) 629-3705

 

 

Post office St-Maurice de l’Échouerie

51, Chemin de l’église

St-Maurice de l’Échouerie, QC, G4X 1P0   

 (418) 269-3612

 

 

Tamagodi Camp (West of the Matane Wildlife Reserve)

696, Route 195

St-René-de-Matane, QC,

G0J 3E0  

(418) 224-3340

 

 

Post office Anse-à-Valleau

922, boul. de l’Anse-à-Valleau

L’anse-à-Valleau, QC, G4X 1L0     

418) 269-5497

 

 

John Registration Centre – Matane Wildlife Reserve

Situé à 40 KM au Sud-Est de Matane, Route 195, Saint-René de Matane

 (418) 224-3345

 

 

Ancêtres Camping

865, de l’Anse-à-Valleau

Anse-à-Valleau, QC, G4X 4A1 

 (418) 269-5411

 

 

 

Discovery and Service Center

1981, Route du Parc

Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, QC, G4V 2E4  

 (418) 763-7494

 

 

Post office Rivière-au-Renard

41, Bl. Renard Est

Rivière-au-Renard, QC,

G4X 1S0    

 (418) 269-3768

 

Post office Mont St-Pierre

104A Rue Prudent-Cloutier

Mont-St-Pierre, QC, G0E 1V0

(418) 797-5160

 

Auberge Cap-aux-Os

Attention : Gilles Shaw

2095, boul. Grande-Grève

Forillon, Gaspé, QC, G4X 6L7   

(418) 892-5153

aujecao@globetrotter.net

 

 

Post office Mont- Louis

91avenue O

Mont-Louis, QC, G0E 1T0

(418) 797-2370

 

 

In the Matane Wildlife Reserve

Food-drop boxes are set in place at the entrance of Lac Matane Campground and at the entrance of Petit-Sault Campground. Those boxes are hidden. One can either drop the food themselves or use the food-dropping service for $45 (Lac Matane) or $55 (Petit-Sault), if the package is sent two weeks in advance. We charge $100 to $125 for an on demand or a last minute delivery.

For Gaspésie National Park

Other than using the postal service to the Discovery and Services Centre it is also possible to use the shuttle service for the long hike in the park in order to drop food at different locations. These are the Pluvier refuge by Cascapedia Lake, the Huard refuge by Thibeault Lake, and the Jacques-Cartier Mount camping place, it is also possible to make a deposit at the Nyctale or Chouette refuge.

. You should contact the Discovery and Services Centre (SEPAQ) to book (72 hours in advance) and pay for the food drops. Here is the number (Information, Reservation, Cost): 418-763-7494.

International mail

For a shipment from one country to another, list the contents of the package using the form provided by the post office. The more accurate the declaration, the less likely your package will be retained at the customs. Remember that international mail takes longer to reach its destination. Keep the original packaging with the product description.

Before you send us a food parcel if you are outside Canada, please contact us for other options. Email: infosiaquebec@gmail.com or by phone: 418-562-7885.