Parc du Massif du Sud

Saint-Philémon • Bellechasse
Take out your cross-country skis in your natural retreat
Discover your natural retreat in Chaudière-Appalaches
Admire the beautiful view at the Crête des grives summit
Embark on an adventure with your fatbike in your natural retreat
Hiver - Crédit photo Philippe Toussaint
Boreal tent in winter - Photo credit Philippe Toussaint
Hiver - Crédit photo Claude Ouellet
Parc régional du Massif du Sud - crédits photo S. Allard - TCA
Parc régional du Massif du Sud_rivière et cascades
Parc régional du Massif du Sud - crédits photo S. Allard - TCA
Parc régional du Massif du Sud_sur le sentier des Géants
Parc régional du Massif du Sud - crédits photo S. Allard - TCA
Parc régional du Massif du Sud - Crédits Philippe Toussaint
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Parc du Massif du Sud

Contact details

300, route du Massif-de-Sud
Saint-Philémon Québec, G0R 4A0
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418 469-2228 #101

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  • Hiking trails : 71 km

  • Mountain biking trail : 35 km

Our crushes (6)

  • Mountain biking for everyone

    Beginners, experts: anybody can enjoy our single tracks!

  • Crête des grives Summit

    To discover one of the parc's most beautiful scenery

  • Mont Chocolat

    Try our most popular hiking trail

  • Mont Saint-Magloire

    Challenge yourself with Chaudière-Appalaches' highest summit at 917 m

  • Old forests

    Take a hike through our 300-year-old forests!

  • Trail Massif du Sud Race

    Trail running - August 26th 2023 for the 7th edition. Register now

In a few words

Since 25 years, Parc du Massif du Sud is a great outdoor destination in the municipalities of Bellechasse and des Etchemins, in the Chaudière-Appalaches region.

With it's four seasons activities, its ready to camp accomodations, its natural camping sites and its guided activities, Parc du Massif du Sud has everything to please.

Come discover or rediscover your natural retreat since 1998 with it's 4 summits, 4 valleys and its beautiful crystalline rivers with unmatched purity. With it's highest summit at 917 m of altitude, this territory is the best way to reconnect with nature and practice outdoor activities.

Favorable for contemplation and adventure, Parc du Massif du Sud offers kilometers of secured and well developed paths. Its accomodations offers a resourceful experience in a beautiful forest, in tranquility and in a confortable and reassuring place, year-round. Dogs with leash accepted.

Certifications et distinctions

  • Bienvenue cyclistes !™
  • Aventure Écotourisme
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2015
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2016
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2017
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2018
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2019
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2019
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2019
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2020

Schedule and prices


Open year round, accept certain periods between seasons.
See our website for details :


Summer access fees:

Adult : $9,00
Children (12 & under) : free
Children (12 to 17 years old) : 4,50$
Students (18 to 25 years old) and 65 years and older (12 & under) : 7,00$

Winter access fees:

Adult : $9,00
Children (12 & under) : free
Children (12 to 17 years old) : 4,50$
Students (18 to 25 years old) and 65 years and older (12 & under) : 7,00$

Cross-country skiing, fat bike, ski Hok and backcountry skiing*
Adult : $12,00
Children (12 & under) : free
Children (12 to 17 years old) : 4,50$
Students (18 to 25 years old) and 65 years and older (12 & under) : 10,00$

* For backcountry skiing, you must purchase a FQME membership (available at the Welcome center): $10 per day or $32 per year.

Fees are subject to change. For more details, visit our website

Activities and Events (2)

Activités à venir

August 2023

  • August 12, 2023Perséides and outdoor concert

    On Saturday August 12, 2023, join us for an outdoor concert and a star gazing activity at Parc du Massif du Sud.

  • August 26, 2023Trail Massif du Sud - 7th edition

    Challenge yourself with our trail event - Trail du Massif du Sud - for its 7th edition of Saturday August 26, 2023. 32 km, 22 km, 11 km, 6 km (running and walking) and 2 km for children are the challenges available.


Articles (15)


Active Nature Women travelers from Quebec and the discovery of Chaudière-Appalaches with their dog

Quand on m’a suggéré de passer un week-end en amoureux pour découvrir la région de Chaudière-Appalaches et cela avec mon chien Benji, j’ai tout de suite dit un gros OUI ! Premièrement, parce que c’était mon premier week-end en amoureux depuis que nous avions agrandi la famille en accueillant notre petit garçon en juillet 2021, mais aussi parce qu’un peu de repos ne fait jamais de tort à de nouveaux parents. En plus, notre vrai premier fils, Benji, notre caniche royal débordant d’énergie, ne dit jamais non à un week-end plein air dans Chaudière-Appalaches.

Active Nature Nomade Magazine discovers Chaudière-Appalaches in 2 unusual getaways

This magnificent region along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River has everything to please its visitors. Whether for its gourmet addresses, its many outdoor activities and its unusual accommodation offer, everyone will leave with their heads full of indelible memories. Indeed, we had the pleasure of living two very distinct experiences during a 4-day stay that allowed us to appreciate Chaudière-Appalaches in a whole new way! We therefore invite you to continue reading to discover two unusual getaways that you will surely love.

Active Nature Introduction to the father-son long hike: mission accomplished!

Parc de la Gaspésie, Sentier des caps, Traversée de Charlevoix: there is no shortage of options for long hikes in the Belle Province! The only problem is when you want to do this hike with your 12 year old son without discouraging him, the options are quite limited. But recently, our research has finally enabled us to find the rare pearl in the Parc régional du Massif du Sud with the Parcours des Contrées de l'Est.

Active Nature Mountain biking ... in the mountains!

The Parc régional du Massif du Sud, located in the heart of the Appalachians, recently added mountain biking to an already well-stocked range of activities. On the menu: sometimes technical, sometimes rolling, but above all accessible trails. A trip that is worth the detour!

Active Nature - En vedette Cross-country skiing and well-being in the Massif du Sud Regional Park!

Je pense sincèrement que ce qui me rend le plus heureuse l’hiver, c’est de faire du ski de fond. Vous pouvez en parler avec mon copain. Il commence à avoir sérieusement hâte que la neige fonde. Pour vrai, chaque semaine, je ressens le besoin de mettre mes skis, peu importe la météo, les conditions de glisse, le lieu et la durée. C’est essentiel à mon bien-être physique, mais encore plus mental. Je n’ai pas besoin d’aller vite, j’ai seulement besoin de prendre l’air.

Active Nature - En vedette I'm in snowshoeing's heaven!

Indeed, because I am filled with happiness. During my last winter visit to the Parc régional du Massif du Sud, we did the classic climb to the top of Mont Chocolat. This time, we are going to explore another sector of this winter sports paradise, snowshoes at our feet!

Sarah and Jonathan's Ski Hok fun experience

I've been talking to my boyfriend to try Ski Hok or ski-racquet for a while and we finally did it. I tell you about our experience on a beautiful Saturday in March at the Parc Régional du Massif du Sud.