Some Parks Canada places have begun a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas and services, including camping. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and be well-prepared for their visit. Details here.

Information on fees:
Centre culturel Le Griffon: 418-892-5679

Information on trail condition: 
Centre culturel le Griffon :
Phone: 418-892-0115

Click here to see the map of our winter activities trails.

The cross-country ski and trails are groomed by a team of volunteers coordinated by the Comité de l'entrepôt de L'Anse-au-Griffon.

Cross-country ski trails

Departure points:

  • Le Portage parking area, near Penouille
  • La Vallée parking area, at L'Anse-au-Griffon
La Vallée Trail

Length: 9.2 km (round trip)
Access: 1 km from Route 132, at L'Anse-au-Griffon.
Features: Fairly flat terrain, sheltered from the wind, this trail follows the Anse-au-Griffon River and eventually reaches Le Portage trail.
A shelter (the Répit Nord) is located at the trail's mid-point.
Level: moderate. 

Le Portage Trail

Length: 20 km (round trip)
Access: 0.5 km from Route 132, near Penouille.
1 km from Route 132, at L'Anse-au-Griffon
Features: In the south the trail passes through a wooded area, and opens onto fields further north. Level: moderate.

Le Castor, Le Ruisseau and La Cédrière trails are not usable and shelters are not accessible.

La Grande Cavée trail

Length: 3.8 km (loop)
Access: 4 km from Le Portage parking (South sector), 5.2 km from La Vallée parking (North sector)
Features: This relatively steep trail, in the heart of the park, welcomes you with its majestic white pines and its honorable red oaks. Be aware, some curves can be sharp and steep. This path is also used by snowshoers.
Level: difficult. 



A new snowshoe/fatbike trail will open this winter between the L’Anse-au-Griffon starting point and the La Vallée chalet. The trail will be finalized in December, and will offer snowshoers and cyclists a breathtaking setting in which they can practise their favourite sports. The chalet at the starting point at L’Anse-au-Griffon will be open daily, as will the Répi-Nord shelter in the La Vallée trail.

To make a reservation, leave a message at 418-892-5679. A Centre culturel volunteer will call back to confirm.


Bikes can be rented at Centre culturel Le Griffon.
Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Arrangements can be made with a manager outside these hours.

If you have your own snow bike, you must still pay the admission fee at
Centre culturel Le Griffon (info: 418-892-5679).

Open buildings during winter

  • The shelter the Répit Nord (La Vallée)
  • The service building at Grande-Grave
  • The service building at Penouille

The trails to get to the service buildings at Grande-Grave and at Penouille are not groomed. However, snowshoers and backcountry skiers can get to the buildings and warm up.

Upkeep according to the principle of “Leave no traces”

Please note that all users are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of buildings. Remember: park employees are unable to see to the upkeep of these buildings.

Cleared parking lots

  • Le Portage parking area, near Penouille
  • Penouille parking area
  • La Vallée parking area at L'Anse-au-Griffon
  • An area along Boulevard Grande-Grève (the South sector access road)
  • An area along the North sector access road (located fairly close to “Le Castor” trail)

Le Castor parking area is not cleared of snow.


  • Marked and maintained trails are for skiers exclusively.
  • Domestic animals are not allowed in shelters and on trails, except on Le Portage trail where dogsledding is permitted.
  • Some circuits are shared by snowshoers, skiers, and dogsledders. Be cautious.
  • All Parks Canada regulations apply in winter as in summer.

Code of conduct

  • Please obey the signs on the trails.
  • Keep at reasonable distance from the skier in front of you.
  • On down-slopes, wait until the person in front of you has reached the bottom before starting down.
  • Move off the trail promptly if you fall or decide to stop.
  • Offer your assistance to anyone in difficulty.
  • Whenever you encounter a snowmobile in the process of grooming a trail, please step off the trail in order to let it through. Your collaboration is appreciated!


In the event of an an emergency, call 911.

To reach the park’s public safety unit:

  • 1-888-762-1422 (24/24)
  • 418-892-5553 (office hours)