Parc regional de Val David family winter hike and snowshoeing, viewpoint Mont Condor

Parc regional de Val David winter hike with amazing viewpoints

Parc regional de Val David, located in the Laurentides offers a wonderful family winter hike (available also all year long). This round trail is about 3km. Trail letters are “D” and “C” starting from chalet d’accueil Anne-Piché in Secteur Dufresne Val-David.

Why do we love this hike:

  • Beautiful scenery and viewpoints throughout the trail
  • Special large rocks on the trail
  • Informative signs along the way
  • Special tubing hill (part of the park)
  • Nearby Montreal – under 1h15 drive
  • The park allows dogs! Check website for exact rules

Address: There are two ways to access the park. For this trail, choose to enter via Secteur Dufresne Val-David, chalet d’accueil Anne-Piché, 1165, chemin du Condor, Val-David, J0T 2N0, QC

Region: Laurentides

Drive: 1h15 northwest from Montreal

Parking: Free near the chalet d’accueil Anne-Piché

Entry fee (2018-2019): $10 per person for a winter walk, snowshoeing and fat bike. Free for kids under 18 years old.

Opening times: open every day, call to check the exact hours

Not suitable for a baby stroller during winter time

Maps are available to download from the Ondago app

Parc Regional Val-David

We parked and headed to the main chalet to pay the entry fee and received a map of the trail:

Parc regional de Val David family winter hike main entranceParc regional de Val David family winter hike

The trail starts from the chalet d’accueil Anne-Piché. Follow the sign “Sentiers de Raquette”. The first half of the trail is marked as “D”.

Parc regional de Val David family winter hikeParc regional de Val David family winter hike

At this junction, continue to follow “D” on the trail…

Parc regional de Val David family winter hike and snowshoeingParc regional de Val David family winter hike and snowshoeing

The trail has special large rocks. The park named these rocks with different names.

Parc regional de Val David family winter hike and snowshoeingParc regional de Val David family winter hike and snowshoeing, special large rocks along the trail

There are informational signs along the trail. These are great opportunities for a quick break with the family, as this part of the trail climbs uphill. There is a 100-meter elevation difference between the top and the bottom of the trail.

Parc regional de Val David family winter hike and snowshoeing, informational signs along the trail

At this point, the trail “D” is finished and you will continue the hike following the “C” sign. There is a small cave at this junction with lots of ice stalactites.

Parc regional de Val David family winter hike and snowshoeingParc regional de Val David family winter hike and snowshoeingParc regional de Val David family winter hike and snowshoeing

Follow the sign “C” with the indication to “Mont Condor” viewpoint.

Parc regional de Val David family winter hike and snowshoeing

First viewpoint:

Parc regional de Val David family winter hike and snowshoeing, viewpoint

Few meters pass the first viewpoint, there is another viewpoint of Mont Condor. There are picnic tables available.

Parc regional de Val David family winter hike and snowshoeing, viewpoint Mont Condor

Follow the sign “C” and also “Chalet Anne Piche” to reach the starting point and to complete the round trail. From the Mont Condor viewpoint, the trail goes mostly downhill.

Parc regional de Val David family winter hike and snowshoeing

We highly recommend stopping at this restaurant: La table des gourmets. Address: 2353 Rue de l’Eglise, Val-David. It is an upper-class restaurant with delicious local cuisine.

La table des gourmets

La table des gourments

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