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.

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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!

Nomadic trips

Trails directory

The Thetford region is perfect terrain for all-season hiking! Thanks to the search filters on (French only), easily find the trails that meet your needs among all the sites listed. Have a good hike!

At the top of the region

Mont Adstock

Mont Adstock is a four-season playground: hiking, mountain biking and golf in the summer; alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, backcountry skiing and snowshoeing in winter. By venturing into the mountains, outdoor enthusiasts discover quality facilities and a breathtaking panorama.

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Les 3 monts

20 km of trails, 3 summits, lakes, an obstacle course and several types of accommodation, all in an ecological reserve: this is a paradise for hiking, Les 3 Monts de Coleraine!

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Parc national de Frontenac - Tourbière - Femme devant tour d'observation

national parc

Take the time to discover Parc national de Frontenac on foot, by bike or by kayak! Live a privileged contact with the fauna and flora by staying in a campground, in a canoe-camping, in a ready-to-camp, in a rustic camp or in one of the 8 intimate cabins located on the edge of the lake.

Mont Grand Morne - La Coulée
Thrilling activities

Grand Morne

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.


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Mining history

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!

Belvédère Mine BC - Région de Thetford - Eau turquoise, puits minier

Turquoise water

The BC mine ceased operations more than 20 years ago. The water from the prheatic aquifer therefore filled the well, and its turquoise color attracts people from all over the province.

Expo permanente Fierté et démesure d'une région - Musée Minéro de Thetford - Chargeuse à godet
Permanent exhibition

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.

Réalité virtuelle - Musée Minéro
Visite the mines

in virtual reality

To see the mines as closely as possible, experience virtual reality headsets at the Minero Museum!


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Filled stay

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!

Gourmet trip

Come and take a gourmet trip to the Thetford region, you will be pleasantly surprised by the quantity and variety of good restaurants!

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Ambiance - Douillet - Petite fille qui dort
Accommodation directory

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!

Chemin de Saint-Jacques - Bikepacking
All there is

To do!

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.

Festival Promutuel de la Relève - Animation - Clown
Events directory


Visit to discover all the occasions to celebrate: show, festival, event, tournament, concert, theater and much more!


The Destination Why Thetford region?


A more prolific blueberry picking than expected!


Walking in the Thetford region

Ambiance - Cyclisme - Vélo de route

Heidi's favorite for electrically assisted bicycles


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