Magnificent cross-country ski trails just a few km from the area.

2501 Saint-Michel Road North, Sainte-Thecle, QC

(418) 507-4138

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Mont Otis  

An altitude of 325 meters is the highest point of the Sentier Montauban. From up there you will have a 180° view of the Batiscan valley and the surrounding mountains. It was thus named during the celebrations of the centenary of Notre-Dame-de-Montauban in 1979, in memory of George Otis who settled there in 1886. Before 1979, it was called the '' Mont St-Amand '' du name of Alfred St-Amand who lived there until 1955. It is also known as '' Le Cap à Ti-Fred '' friendly nickname of Alfred St-Amand.

You can access it in 3 ways:

From the bottom of Mount Otis. By going to Cohabitat mont Otis, 429 route Rousseau. From the parking lot a 3.4 km loop will take you to the summit. You can also go straight to the top for a slightly shorter hike but we highly recommend the loop.

From Lac des Pins road. A 1.6 km route will take you to the top. From there you can do the loop (highly recommended) and return to your starting point for a 4.4km ride.

From Pointe du Canotier (km 0). An 11km round trip on the National Trail that will take you through the Parc des Chutes and through different types of forests to reach the summit of Mount Otis after 5.5km.

Free access (donations appreciated)

Accessible all year except deer hunting season in early November.

Dogs are not allowed

(418) 336-3259


Two magnificent 9-hole courses: the Tawachiche and the Mékinac. Explore this magnificent greenery as a beginner, intermediate or expert.

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660 Ch. St-Charles (Rte. 153), Lac-aux-Sables, QC

(418) 289-2644

1 (877) 944-2644 (toll-free)


Our mountain is welcoming and has several activities that will ensure hours of fun. To know everything about the state of our ski slopes, upcoming events, the snow park, alpine hikes and many more.

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10000, ch de la Vallée-du-Parc, Shawinigan (QC)

(819) 538-1639


A panoply of forests, lakes and beaches are available to fans of the outdoors, camping and various sports, summer and winter alike; road or mountain biking, hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, swimming, cross-country skiing and more.

Click here for more information La Mauricie National Park

1 (888) 773-8888


400 hectares of woodland, three allied municipalities, crossed by the superb Batiscan River, the Parc de la Rivière Batiscan offers a landscape where waterfalls and basins follow one another. Come and discover one of the hidden treasures of the Mauricie!

The region

The Parc de la rivière Batiscan is located in Mauricie, in the MRC des Chenaux. Beautiful by nature, the MRC is full of activities and places to discover. The Parc de la rivière Batiscan is happy to be part of it and to encourage its economy by forming partnerships with businesses in the region.

Privilege of free access to the park for permanent residents of nine of the ten municipalities of the MRC, upon presentation of a driver's license or other card with permanent address.

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