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Occasional closure of the supervised beach (Lac-Fraser sector) Details

Location

Parc national du Mont-Orford is located in the Eastern Townships tourism region.

Area: 59.5 km2

 

Montréal

Québec

Sherbrooke

Lac-Stukely Sector

128 km

256 km

41 km

Lac-Fraser Sector

136 km

246 km

31 km

 

Access and Operating Period

Important - Access to cabins during winter

To get to the Nature and EXP. cabins from November 1 to May 9, you'll need to follow this itinerary, as it's not the same as the one to get to the park's main entrance.

Get directions

Lac-Stukely sector

From Sherbrooke:

  • Take Highway 10 W, in the direction of Montréal.
  • Take exit 118.
  • At the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp, turn right on Route 141 Nord.
  • Drive about 5 km, passing the Mont-Orford golf course and Orford Musique. After the curve, follow directions for “Secteur du Lac-Stukely, 300 metres”, turn right, and follow the indication « Centre de services ».

From Montréal:

  • Take Highway 10 E, in the direction of the Eastern Townships.
  • Take exit 118.
  • At the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp, turn left on Route 141 Nord.
  • Drive about 5 km, passing the Mont-Orford golf course and Orford Musique. After the curve, follow directions for “Secteur du Lac-Stukely, 300 metres”, turn right, and follow the indication « Centre de services ».

From Québec:

  • Take Highway 20 W to Drummondville.
  • In Drummondville, take Highway 55 Sud, which becomes Highway 10 W, in direction of the Eastern Townships.
  • Take exit 118.
  • At the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp, turn right on Route 141 Nord.
  • Drive about 5 km, passing the Mont-Orford golf course and Orford Musique. After the curve, follow directions for “Secteur du Lac-Stukely, 300 metres”, turn right, and follow the indication « Centre de services ».

Lac-Fraser Sector

From Sherbrooke:

  • Take Highway 10 W, in the direction of Montréal.
  • Take exit 118.
  • At the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp, turn right on Route 141 Nord.
  • Continue for about 2 km and turn right on Chemin Alfred-DesRochers. Drive until you get to the stop sign, about 6 km. Turn left on Route 220 W and continue on for about 5 km. The Lac-Fraser sector will be on your left.

From Montréal:

  • Take Highway 10 E, in the direction of the Eastern Townships.
  • Take exit 118.
  • At the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp, turn left on Route 141 Nord.
  • Continue for about 2 km and turn right on Chemin Alfred-DesRochers. Drive until you get to the stop sign, about 6 km. Turn left on Route 220 W and continue on for about 5 km. The Lac-Fraser sector will be on your left.

From Québec:

  • Take Highway 20 W, to Drummondville.
  • In Drummondville, take Highway 55 Sud, which becomes Highway 10 W, in direction of the Eastern Townships.
  • Take exit 118.
  • At the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp, turn right on Route 141 Nord.
  • Continue for about 2 km and turn right on Chemin Alfred-DesRochers. Drive until you get to the stop sign, about 6 km. Turn left on Route 220 W and continue on for about 5 km. The Lac-Fraser sector will be on your left.

Public charging stations for electric vehicles

Level 2 charging stations are available at the following locations: Lac-Stukely sector campground - La Grande-Halte community hall (2), Le Cerisier Discovery and Visitors Centre parking lot (2), Lac-Fraser sector beach parking lot (2) and Lac-Stukely sector beach parking lot (2). Details

Tranport Service

A transportation service is offered by Navette Nature from Montreal.

Additional Information

The park is open year-round. To better plan your activities, please note the operating period for the services in each sector.

Parking Fees

Lac-Stukely sector

Le Cerisier Discovery and Visitors Centre
Reception and information, nautical equipment, moutain bike and fatbike rental, shop and ski rental, registration for camping and accommodation, Boutique, convenience store and ready-to-eat.

Information

Periods:

  • March 11 to May 8, 2024
    • Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • May 9 to June 13, 2024
    • Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • June 12 to September 1, 2024
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • September 2 to October 13, 2024
    • Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • October 14 to December 13, 2024
    • Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • December 14, 2024 to March 31, 2025
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The schedule may be extended during holidays. The toilets on the ground floor are accessible at all times.

Information Kiosk (Lac-Stukely sector)

Periods:

  • April 1 to May 9, 2024
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • May 10 to June 13, 2024
    • Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • June 14 to September 1, 2024
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Friday, fron 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • September 2 to October 13, 2024
    • Monday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Friday, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • October 14 to 27, 2024
    • Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • October 28 to December 13, 2024
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • December 14, 2024 to March 31, 2025
    • Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Le Cerisier snack bar

Food services and terrace with alcool permit.

Closed for the 2024-2025 winter season. A choice of sandwiches and soups is offered on site depending on the weather.

Equipment rental

Canos, simple and double kayaks (no rental if water temperature is below 15°C or winds above 37 km/h), bikes, double suspension mountain bikes and fatbikes, Hippocampe wheelchair.

Periods:

  • April 1 to May 9, 2024
    • closed
  • May 10 to October 14, 2024
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 3:45 p.m.)
  • October 15, 2024 until weather permits (mountain bikes and fatbikes only)
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 3:45 p.m.)
  • December 14, 2024 to March 31, 2025
    • Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last rental at 3 p.m.)
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last rental at 3:30 p.m.)

Le Bonnallie Visitors Centre (Lac-Stukely sector)
Reception and information, registration, Boutique, conveniance store (summer).

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing relay (winter).

Periods: 

  • May 10 to October 14, 2024
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • October 15 to December 13, 2024
    • closed
  • December 14, 2024 to March 31, 2025
    • open 24-hours/7-days as a cross-country skiing and snowshoeing relay

Le Bonnallie resto-bistro (Lac-Stukely sector)
Food services and terrace.

Closed for the 2024 season. Some ready-to-eat choices may be offered depending on the weather.

Le Bonnallie equipment rental (Lac-Stukely sector)
Canoes, simple and double kayaks, stand up paddles, pedal boats and rowboats (no rental if water temperature is below 15°C or winds above 37 km/h).

Periods:

  • May 10 to June 14, 2024
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 3:45 p.m.)
  • June 15 to September 2, 2024
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last rental at 4:45 p.m.)
  • September 3 to October 14, 2024
    • Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 3:45 p.m.)
    • Saturday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 3:45 p.m.)

Supervised swimming (Lac-Stukely sector beach)

Period (supervised beach):

  • June 15 to September 2, 2024
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

La Grande-Halte convenience store

Periods:

  • May 10 to June 14, 2024
    • Friday and Saturday, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19, 2024 (National Patriot's Day eve)
    • from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • June 15 to September 1, 2024
    • every day, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • September 2 to October 13, 2024
    • Friday and Saturday, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 13, 2024 (Thanksgiving eve)
    • from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

      La Grande-Halte Community Hall (open 24-hours/7-days)

      Period: December 14, 2024 to March 31, 2025 (cross-country skiing and hiking relay)

      Lac-Fraser sector

      Opeongo Visitors Centre
      Reception and information, shop, conveniance store

      Period:

      • June 14 to September 2, 2024
        • every day, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

      Information Kiosk (Lac-Fraser beach sector)

      Period:

      • June 14 to September 2, 2024
        • every day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

      Opeongo boat rental (Lac-Fraser sector)

      (no rental if water temperature is below 15°C or winds above 37 km/h)

      Periods:

      • June 14 to August 18, 2024
        • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 3:45 p.m.)
      • August 19 to September 1, 2024
        • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 3:45 p.m.)
      • Monday, September 2, 2024 (Labor Day)
        • from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 3:45 p.m.)

      Supervised swimming (Lac-Fraser sector beach)

      Periods (supervised beach):

      • June 15 to August 18, 2024 
        • every day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • August 19 to September 1, 2024
        • Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
        • Monday to Friday: beach not supervised
      • Monday, September 2, 2024 (Labour Day)
        • from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

      Fraser Information Kiosk
      Reception and information, entry fee payment, shop, conveniance store and bike rental (last rental at 6:45 p.m.)

      Periods:

      • June 14 to September 1, 2024
        • every day, from 9a.m. to 8 p.m.
      • December 14, 2024 to March 31, 2025
        • open 24-hours/7-days as a cross-country skiing and snowshoeing relay

      Universal Access

      The following areas offer access to the mobility-impaired:

      • Le Cerisier Discovery and Visitors Centre (Lac-Stukely sector)
      • Campgrounds (Lac-Stukely and Lac-Fraser sectors)

      Services

      Boutique

      A vast array of souvenirs, clothing for adults and children, discovery products for young people, and outdoor items are available at the store in the Le Cerisier Discovery and Visitors Centre, Le Bonnallie Visitors Centre, La Grande-Halte, Opeongo Visitors Centre and in the Fraser campground Information kiosk.

      Ski Shop

      The staff will be happy to advise you about the trails, ski waxing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and which crampons to use. We also offers the following services: sale of supplies and accessories for ski maintenance and waxing. The store is located in the Le Cerisier Discovery and Visitors Centre.

      Cross-Country Ski Club

      The Parc du Mont-Orford ski club is very active. It offers many activities and training sessions for ski buffs from 4 to 88 years old. For more information, contact the club at info@skidefondorford.qc.ca.

      Private or Semi-Private Cross-Country Skiing Lessons

      Every day, the ski school offers private and semi-private lessons adapted to all levels for skate skiing. For information, consult the website.

      Equipment Rentals

      Mandatory life jackets and paddles are included with boats. Helmets are mandatory and included with bikes.

      Lac-Stukely sector (Le Bonnalie Visitors Centre - summer only)

      • Canoe
      • Rowboat
      • Recreational kayak
      • Pedal-boat
      • Stand up paddle

      Étang aux Cerises sector (Le Cerisier Discovery and Visitors Centre)

      • Canoe
      • Recreational kayak
      • Bike
      • Full suspension mountain bike
      • Fatbike
      • Cross-country ski equipment
      • Snowshoe
      • Walking crampons
      • Telescopic sticks
      • Sleds for children

      Lac-Fraser sector

      • Canoe
      • Recreational kayak
      • Pedal-boat
      • Stand up paddle

      Food Services

      You can find a ready-to-eat service and refreshments at the Fraser campground Information Kiosk and Opeongo Visitors Centre.

      Baggage Transport (winter only)

      Service offered to visitors staying in Le Castor and La Cabane à Sucre huts. Please reserve 24 hours in advance by calling 1-800-665-6527. No reservation on-site. Maximum of 20-kg (45 lb) backpack. The period of service vary depending on snow conditions. Rates

      Services for families

      To better plan your activities, please consult our family services.


      Nearby Services

      Accommodations

      You will find hotels, motels, inns, bed and breakfasts and a youth hostel, all types of restaurants and snack bars 2 km or more from the park.

      Vacation Resort

      Jouvence Vacation Resort is renowned for warm hospitality and fine dining. Jouvence offers more than just a vacation. It offers you the chance to rest and relax. Discover the Jouvence experience and its all-inclusive, all-season packages. experience and its all-inclusive, all-season packages.

      Golf

      Vacationers love the 18-hole panoramic golf course alongside Route 141 in the Orford sector. Visit Club de Golf du Mont-Orford website.

      Services available:

      • Golf club and electric golf cart rentals
      • Driving range
      • Snack bar
      • Bar
      • Reception hall

      Period: early May to late October

      Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

      The Mont-Orford Ski Station offers four mountainsides for downhill skiing on the Orford, Alfred-DesRochers and Giroux mountains. The station's 61 trails will delight both beginners and experts. Snowboarders will enjoy the area designed specially for them.

      Visit the station

      Period: mid-December to late March (depending on weather conditions)

      Festival Orford Musique

      Enjoy indoor or outdoor concerts at Festival Orford. Some of them are free. And don't miss the dinner concerts. The festival program comes out in mid-April. Visit the Centre d'arts Orford

      Restaurants and Other Food Services

      All types of restaurants and snack bars are located 2 km or more from the park.


      Contact Information

      Mailing Address:
      3321 Chemin du Parc
      Orford (Québec)  J1X 7A2

      parc.mont-orford@sepaq.com

      Le Cerisier Discovery and Visitors Centre Address
      (Lac-Stukely sector):

      200, Chemin du Camping
      Orford (Québec)  J1X 7A2

      Telephone : 819 843-9855

      Fraser Information Kiosk Address (Lac-Fraser sector):
      6075, route 220
      Canton d'Orford (Québec)  J1X 6L3

      Tourist accommodation
      Cabins: registration number 262791
      Campgrounds: registration numbers 205645 (Lac-Fraser sector) and 203195 (Lac-Stukely sector)

      Important

      Regulations

      Regulations are in effect in Québec national parks. Before going to a national park, check the main rules and recommendations to better plan your visit. Details

      Pets

      Since May 17, 2019, dogs are allowed. However, they are only allowed in certain areas. Check out the applicable rules and authorized sites.

      Guide dogs and service dogs are allowed everywhere. Other pets are still prohibited in national parks.

      Companion Leisure Card (CAL)

      Companion Leisure Card (CAL) holders may be accompanied free of charge by one person during a visit in a Québec national park. Find out more

      Filming

      A private individual or production company must obtain prior authorization to carry out a video shoot or photo session on Sépaq-managed territories. Find out more

      Documentation

      Discovery Guide Camping guide Winter trail guide List of activities offered (in French only) Access to Nature and EXP. cabins (in winter only) Careful by nature

      Map Library

      Summer Activities

      Winter Activities

      Camping and accommodations

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      Partners

      Centre de villégiature Jouvence
      Téléphone : 1 800 567-3134
      http://www.jouvence.com

      Orford Musique
      Téléphone : 1 800 567-6155
      http://www.orford.mu

      Station de ski alpin du Mont-Orford
      Téléphone : 819 843-6548 or 1 800 567-2772
      http://www.orford.com

      Golf du Mont-Orford
      Téléphone : 819 843-6548 or 1 800 567-2772
      http://www.orford.com

      Natural Leadership
      Téléphone : 514-792-1264
      https://www.natureandleadership.com/fr/prescri-nature-et-la-sylvotherapie-au-parc-national-du-mont-orford/


      External Links

      Bonjour Québec Camping Québec Club de ski de fond Orford Éco-motion Les Sentiers de l’Estrie Orford Musique Canadian Ski Patrol Ski Mont Orford Tourisme Cantons-de-l’Est Tourisme Memphémagog

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