The Thetford Region has a lot to offer you: an abundance of lakes, forests and mountains for the practice of outdoor activities, an appetizing gastronomic offer, a variety of quality accommodation, a rich mining history, remarkable historic sites and, above all, strong and unique markers in the landscape, for which you are ready to come and say: “I was really there! » No need to take a plane to get away from it all, nowhere else will you see landscapes like here.
In addition, you are close to this unique territory: the Thetford region is located in Chaudière-Appalaches, on the south shore of Quebec. It is bordered by Beauce, the Eastern Townships and Center-of-Québec. It is only a few hours' drive away from the larger centers.
The Thetford region is recognized for its offer of outdoor activities. This is understandable when we know that there are several mountains, many lakes including two of the largest south of the St. Lawrence, a national park, an ecological reserve, rivers, forests as far as the eye can see ... Thetford region has nature as its backyard!
Winter is such a great season to explore trails, whether it's snowshoeing, skiing or on foot. Find the trails made for you by consulting the directory of trails in the Thetford region. Enter your search criteria and a selection of trails will be offered to you. Have a good hike! (French only)
The highest peak in the Thetford region invites you to express your love of winter sports! Alpine skiing, alpine hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, tube sliding!
In winter, holders of a valid access authorization can access the trail network in the South and St-Daniel sectors of Frontenac National Park. Please note that there are no more services available and there are vehicle restrictions applying on the main roads of the park: park in front of the barrier at the entrances to the park, take the path main route in order to access certain trails (from the barriers, please allow an addition of km round trip to your route: + 2 km to the South (accessible trails: L'Érablière, Les Passereaux, La Colline) and + 5 km in St-Daniel (accessible trails: Le Littoral, La Tourbière and Le Sous Bois).
Mont Grand Morne is a paradise for thrilling activities all year round: climbing, free flight, trekking. There is also a belvedere and an observation tower at the top.
The region's mining industrial heritage is unique. Its contribution to the development of Quebec offers a rich history to tell and to discover. Find out more at the Minero Museum!
Pride and excess of a region
The Thetford region can be defined in one word: excess. The landscapes, the mining heritage, the media space given to asbestos: everything is immense. To find out more, discover the permanent exhibition at the Musée Minéro in Thetford.
To make the most of your stay in the Thetford region, you absolutely must take advantage of the gourmet offer and the many entertainment options. Also, find the accommodation that will meet your needs!
Where to sleep?
For an impeccable stay, the planning visitor has ample choice of accommodation options, such as several lodges and inns, hotels and motels. In addition, dozens of cabins are available for rent - no wonder when you see the number of lakes scattered throughout the area! Camping enthusiasts will also be delighted. Consult the directory!
Where to eat?
A special occasion to celebrate, a craving to satisfy, or a lack of culinary inspiration are all good reasons to feast on a good meal in one of the restaurants in the Thetford region. The directory in the next section contains all the restaurants in the region. From refined and gourmet cuisine, to country tables and traditional Quebec cuisine, everything is there. Enjoy your meal!
The Thetford region can be discovered through several unmissable and unusual attractions. The mining heritage asserts itself and suggests a visit to museums and interpretation centers, which are as varied as they are interesting. Mountains and parks with their four-season hiking trails punctuate the outdoor offer. The network of trails for ATVs and snowmobilers are the pride of the region. The marinas and water activities offered are second to none. The cycling networks are magnificent, unique and varied. All the good reasons to visit the Thetford region are detailed in the following section.