Parc du Massif du Sud

Saint-Philémon • Bellechasse
The most chocolatey hike in Chaudière-Appalaches
71 km of natural hiking trails
Ready-to-camp in the heart of nature
Parc régional du Massif du Sud - crédits photo S. Allard - TCA
Parc régional du Massif du Sud - crédits photo S. Allard - TCA
Natural shelters appreciated
Parc régional du Massif du Sud - Crédits Philippe Toussaint
A multifonctional pavilon at the heart of all activities
Eclipse, new ready-to-camp
An outstanding natural retreat
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
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Parc du Massif du Sud

Contact details

300, route du Massif-du-Sud
Saint-Philémon Québec, G0R 4A0
List of itineraries

418 469-2228 #101

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  • Hiking trails : 71 km

  • Mountain biking trail : 55 km

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  • Mont Chocolat

    Enjoy a moment at the top of our most famous hiking trail

  • Old forests

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

  • Massif du Sud Trail Race

    A great opportunity to have fun with friends, family, and colleagues!

  • Crête des grives Summit

    Discover one of the most hidden gems of the park!

  • Mountain biking for all!

    Discover our 50 km of single tracks and multifunctional trails

  • Mont Saint-Magloire

    Challenge yourself by hiking Chaudiere-Appalaches' highest peak

In a few words

For more than 25 years, the Parc du Massif du Sud has been a high-quality nature destination in the MRC de Bellechasse et des Etchemins, in the Chaudiere-Appalaches region.

With its 4 seasons offer, which includes ready-to-camp accommodation, camping sites, and guided activities, the Parc du Massif du Sud has everything to please you!

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

Parc du Massif du Sud offers kilometers of secured and well-developed paths, perfect for contemplation and adventure. The accommodations onsite offer a resourceful experience in a beautiful forest, where tranquility is available year-round. Dogs with leashes are accepted.

Certifications et distinctions

  • 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, except during 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

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Articles (11)


Active Nature Mountain biking ... in the mountains!

The Parc du Massif du Sud, located in the heart of the Appalachian mountains, added mountain biking to its already well-rounded range of activities in the last few years. On the menu: sometimes technical, sometimes straight ahead, but above all, accessible trails. A trip worth the detour!

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 Father and son initiation to long-distance hiking: mission accomplished!

Parc de la Gaspésie, Sentier des caps, Traversée de Charlevoix: there is more than one option for long-distance hikes in the Belle Province! The only problem when you want to live this experience with your 12-year-old son without discouraging him is the accessible options. After a lot of research, we finally found the perfect hike for us: the Parcours des Contrées de l'Est, located in the Parc du Massif du Sud.

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 du Massif du Sud.

Active Nature - En vedette Backcountry adventure in Parc du Massif du Sud

Nestled in the heart of the enchanting landscapes of the Chaudière-Appalaches region, Parc du Massif du Sud is undoubtedly a jewel for backcountry skiing enthusiasts. With the vast quantities of snow for which the park is renowned, it's no surprise that it has become one of Quebec's must-see spots for this sport! In winter, the mythical park is transformed into a white paradise where immaculate trails and undergrowth provide thrills on every descent.

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 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!