Stunning! Enter this dizzying gash dating back to the Ice Age and carved by the powerful Sainte-Anne waterfall (74 m) in rock that is 900 million years old. There are three suspension bridges. The one that hangs at 55 metres above the chasm is certain to give you “suspensional” thrills.
Explore this national treasure along easily accessible paths that are safe for young and old.
Discover the “cooking pots” of giants and the cascades of the mini-canyon.
Rise to the challenge of the “ROC-ambolesque” rally on stones and rocks from all over the world. Via ferrata and zip lines for thrill seekers. Canyon Sainte-Anne: a truly grandiose nature outing!
Services: Special transportation facilities for mobility impaired persons on the suspension bridge and the North side of the Canyon. Picnic area with fireplace. Free parking. Tree-sheltered luncheon counter and open exterior patio.
Reservations required for groups of 20 or more. Multifunctional room and animation programs for all ages.
Location: 5 minutes from the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica. 30 minutes from downtown Québec City. On route 138 East toward Charlevoix.
Recognition and awards over the years:
In 2000, the site was chosen by John Travolta for his movie “Battlefield Earth”.
Two stars in the Michelin Guide. “Star attraction” in the AAA/CAA guide for the Québec region.
Grand Canadian winner, 2002 Attractions Canada award for natural park of 100 square km or less
Silver medal, Grands Prix du Tourisme Québecois 2002, in the 100,000 visitors and over category.
Silver medal in tourism, 1983, Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism, Canada.
Featured in an 1855 painting by Cornelius Krieghoff. “One of the most spectacular natural attractions of Québec is hiding there.” (Paul Simier, Tourism columnist for Journal de Montréal)
Period of operation :
May 7th to June 23rd and September 5th to October 16th: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. June 24th to September 4th: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Partially handicapped accessible
Park, natural site or wildlife reserve
Establishment equipped for groups
206, route 138, Beaupré, QC G0A 1E0
Telephone : 418 827-4057
Fax : 418 827-2492