State of the Trail

Check this page every week to see the information about each sections of the trail.

The IAT-QC hiking season runs from June 24 to the Thanksgiving (in Canada).  

Trail General conditions


As of June 24, we are confirming the opening of the trail for the 2017 season, but it is important to note that some sections in the Matapédia Valley have not yet been inspected and there are still trees to be cut along this section.

For the Chic-Chocs and Côte-de-Gaspé sectors, the trail was inspected and the trees cleared.

Please read the reports by sector, for more details on current problems and alternatives.

Further maintenance work and follow-up will take place in the coming weeks and we remind you that it is important to return to the Trail Condition section before your departure.

Thank you to our many volunteers for their annual implications to ensure the opening of the trail.




NEW REGULATION for hikers during the period of hunting in the Matane Wildlife Reserve

Read the following document for complete information

Hiking in the Matane Wildlife Reserve in times of Hunting



Please note that section was difficult.

Avignon -  June 23, 2017 :

Some sections in the Matapedia Valley have not yet been inspected and there are still trees to be cut along these sections.

For Clark Creek Canyon, there is 1 bridge that was blown off the stream. Hikers have to cross three forests this summer. Be careful, some bridges that date from the beginning of the trail are rotting since the canyon is permanently wet. We will have some corrections to be made to certain sections of the trail along the cliff, because there is erosion and we have to change the safety rope. No trees obstruct the canyon and everything is cleared for 2 km, but you have to be vigilant in some places and get your feet wet more often than last summer.

We are working on the other sectors, we will try to do as much as possible within the next 2 weeks.

Gaspesie National Park

Opening trails for day trips: May 19, 2017

Opening of the Trail for the Long Trek: June 24, 2017

Gaspe Coast


Generally the trail is in good shape. The 5 bridges between St-Yvon and l'Érablière shelter are now in place. Between Petite-Vallée, toward east, and the enter of Pourvoirie Beauséjour, the blazes are stiill near the sea, they will be moved soon to the  132 highway, like we can see on the new map.
The «Les Carrières» campground shelter will be stand up soon, the heavy snow of the last winter got it down.
 We hope you will have a good hike on the Coast!
Gaspésia is very dry. maybe some shelters will not have the usual water supply. The Les Terrasses and Les Carrières campgrounds are dry but remaining streams are near. When you are near these sites, dont miss to fill your jug when you see a stream. The volounters will try to bring water on these sites.  
Jean-Marc Hardy, responsable du secteur de la Côte-de-Gaspé 418-368-9242

Forillon National Park of Canada

Opening for short and long hike: June 2, 2017