Vallée des Fantômes Mont Valin

Vallée des Fantômes Mont Valin gets more snow cover in Canada than anywhere else

Vallée des Fantômes or Ghost Valley in Mont-Valin National Park receives more than 16 feet of snow in the winter each year. It’s easy to see where the area gets its name when you see the completely snow coated trees that resemble something closer to a ghost or a mummy.

Nestled at over 3,000 feet above sea level, the exceptional snow cover transforms this territory in the Saguenay region of Quebec into a sparkling winter wonderland.

The Yeti Trail will allow you to explore the Baie-d'Alexis sector and its hundred-year-old fir trees laden with snow. The area offers breathtaking landscapes and unbeatable views once you’re at the summit of Pic Dubuc three kilometres away. 

Shuttles fitted with SEPAQ tracks brings visitors to the foot of the Ghost Valley, but you’re on your own from there. Snowshoeing is the ideal way to get around.

It is also now possible to explore the valley of ghosts by leaving the paths with a little back-country snowshoeing or skiing. You need to do this with a guide as it’s easy to fall into hollow snow and be stuck with snow all the way up to the waist.

Guides are equipped with a GPS, as well as equipment if you were to ever find yourself in this type of predicament.

Though the freezing temperatures may deter you, the experience is perfect for those who want to embrace the beauty of the Canadian winter. 

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