Hello and welcome to the Forêt-la-Blanche website!
To find out more about the Forêt-la-Blanche Ecological Reserve, check out the short video below (a video by Sacha Roy – sacharoy.com).
We would like to thank the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques for financially supporting the production of this video.
The Friends of the Forêt la Blanche would like to express their gratitude to the Minister of the L’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques as well as to the Minister de la Famille for their financial support. The grant from the Government of Quebec will be used to maintain our educational and conservation mission at the Forêt-la-Blanche ecological reserve.
You can read the official press release from the Ministry of l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques here: https://www.environnement.gouv.qc.ca/infuseur/communique.asp?no=4658
COVID-19 – UPDATE FROM MAI 14, 2022
Since May 14, wearing a mask in closed or partially covered public places is no longer compulsory. Wearing a mask remains recommended for vulnerable people and the elderly.
The Interpretation Centre will be open on the following dates: (Outside of opening hours of the Interpretation Center, please leave your trail access fees in the box outside the Center. Thanks for your support!)
|*Center Opening Hours|
(June 1st to September 15 2022)
|9:30 am to 4:30 pm
(Wednesday to Sunday)
|Regular hours||10:00 am to 4:00 pm
(Wednesday to Sunday)
LIBRARY: The library is open. Access conditions are the same as for the Centre.
Dogs: Even on a leash, dogs are not allowed on our trails.
With trails open all year round, come explore this exceptional and unique ecosystem and enjoy a hike or a snowshoe on our beautiful reserve.
As one of the last old growth forest in Eastern Canada, Forêt-la-Blanche harbours trees aged over 400-year-old. Coupled with our many educational signs, a walk on our trails will definitely leave you speechless!
Trails are open all day of the week from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Outside of opening hours of the Interpretation Center, please leave your trail access fees in the box outside the Center. Thanks for your support!
|*Trail Access Fees
CASH OR INTERAC E-TRANSFER ONLY
|Children (5 to 17 years old)||$4.00|
|Family (max. 2 adults and 3 children)||$15.00|
Don’t miss the chance to get a Trail Pass at our Interpretation Center. The pass gives you unlimited access to the trail network from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.
Our trails: Our many trails has something to offer to hikers of all levels. Give it a look with our trail map.
*Note that strollers are not recommended as our trails have a lot of stairs.
Overall terms and conditions:
-No pets (dogs, cats, etc.) allowed on the trails
-No harvesting allowed (plants, mushrooms, rocks, etc.)
-No camping of any form allowed
-No fishing allowed
-No swimming allowed
-No biking allowed
For a more detailed list, visit our ”Terms and conditions” page in the ”Ecological Reserve” section.
* Please note this information may change without prior notice. Please call us to confirm opening hours and fees.
Want to learn more about the ecological reserve and its story ? Follow the link below to read an interesting article on the subject : Sophie Arbour’s article