Winter Hike

It is possible to practice various winter activities in the national parks that are crossed by the tail but as far as the IAT-QC is concerned, the remaining of the trail was not built and blazed for winter.  The IAT-QC is officially closed during this period of the year.

Winter Season Opportunities


Sentier des monts Clark (Clark Mountains Trail)

Backcountry skiing, ungroomed trail

Trail Map

Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Total Trail Length: 19 km
Accommodation Rate (refuge): $25/night/pers + Tx
Refuges include: wood, woodstove, bed without mattress
Capacity : Turcotte (4 persons), Corbeau (8 persons)

The access point is 4 kilometres north of Saint-André-de-Restigouche village, on the main road.  One of the refuges (Turcotte) is 500 metres away from the parking area and the other one (Corbeau) is 10.1 kilometres away on the shortest way or 12.6 kilometres away on the longest way.   

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing lovers will enjoy the beauty of snow-covered plateaus and unforgetable sunsets at the Corbeau refuge.

All-included Packages and Guide Service offered by:  

Nature Aventure

Information and Reservation :

International Appalachian Trail - Québec
968, avenue du Phare Ouest, CP 132
Matane, Qc, G4W 3N1
Phone: (418) 560-4642


Rentals (snowshoes, backpacks, sleeping mats) offered by:

Magasin Coop
143 Rue Principale
Saint-André-de-Restigouche, Qc, G0J 2G0

Source : Matapédia et les Plateaux Website (in French only)

Gaspésie National Park



Forillon National Park of Canada



Monts Clark Trail


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