Canyon des Portes de l'Enfer

1280, chemin Duchénier (Saint-Narcisse)
Rimouski (Quebec) Canada
G0K 1S0
Phone:
+418-735-6063
Fax:
+418-735-6032
Email:
infopleinair@terfa.ca

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Hell’s Gate Canyon is located 35 km (22 mi.) south of downtown Rimouski. Starting at the 20-metre (65-foot) high Grand Sault waterfall, the canyon stretches for nearly 5 km (3 mi.) between steep and narrow rock walls up to 90 metres (295 feet) high.

A network of 20 km (12 mi.) of hiking trails leads to unique panoramic views as well as the highest suspension footbridge in the province of Québec, which is 63 metres (205 feet) high and 99 metres (325 feet) long. Test your mettle on the Descent into Hell, a 300-step staircase that will take you down to the Rimouski River.

New in July 2022: An open-air gondola will take you across the Rimouski River at the level of the Grand Sault waterfall, leading you to a new 2.5-km (1.5-mi.) trail. You will then be able to take the gondola lift back across the river or cross the suspension footbridge.

Adventures for the whole family

As of July 2022, enjoy the Devil’s Road, a new interactive adventure, in addition to the Gates of Oniria. Visit an enchanted world at the edge of reality. Both are larger-than-life immersive adventures in which imagination and technology meet to create magic.

Discover the Maze of Hell! With the help of technology, you can experience the maze in a new way and discover an exciting story for visitors of all ages.

You can also discover a site that pays tribute to the log drivers of old, which includes a reconstructed log driver’s boat. Learn more about log driving by watching a video (in French only). Explore the beaver trail and learn about the wildlife that lives in this environment.

Evening activity with night walk (in French only)

Listen to a mystical legend told by a character who will transport you into a fantastical world. Take part in an amazing show presented in a natural and authentic environment. Admire the illuminated Grand Sault waterfall at night. The interactive Devil’s Road and Gates of Oniria tours are included in this evening activity. Visit the website for more information.

Other services and activities on site

A campground offering 14 primitive campsites is located near the Grand Sault waterfall.

Also on site: 8-km (5-mi.) canicross trail and geocaching.


Opening dates

Mid-May to late October


Schedule

May 14 to July 2 and August 22 to late October: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 3 to to August 22: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Cost

$15.75/adult, $8.25/child aged 5 to 17, $39.75/family (two adults with children aged 5 to 17); for access to interactive trails, add $3 to rate. Day/evening package available. Taxes included in all rates; group rates also available. Visit the site for more details.

Reservations

Required for groups and evening activity (deposit required)

Payment methods

  • Visa  Visa
  • MasterCard  MasterCard
  • American Express  American Express
  • Interac  Interac
  • Cash  Cash

Activities available

Hiking
Discover 20 km (12 mi.) of hiking trails as well as the highest suspension footbridge in Québec; Descent into Hell, a 300-step staircase; the Grand Sault waterfall; the Maze of Hell and the Gates of Oniria, a multimedia experience. Coming in July 2022: the Devil’s Road.
Interpretation Sites
Read the interpretive panels all along the hiking trails. Explore the beaver trail and a site that pays tribute to the log drivers of old. The pine trail will allow you to observe two huge white pines and take you to Petit Lac Macpès.
Gardens, Parks and Natural Sites
Read the interpretive panels all along the hiking trails to learn more about log driving, white-tailed deer, beavers, red squirrels and various species of birds. Explore the beaver trail and a site that pays tribute to the log drivers of old.


Services

  • Picnic area
  • Pets allowed on leashes only
  • Boutique
  • Free parking

How to get there

Take Route 232 or Highway 20 (exit 610) to Chemin Duchénier in Saint-Narcisse-de-Rimouski, .


Affiliations and distinctions

Affiliations

  • Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Québec Hiking Federation (FQM)
  • Québec Regional Parks (PARQ)
  • Camping Québec
  • Route des Monts Notre-Dame
  • Vaolo
  • Companion Leisure Card

Distinctions

  • Bronze prize awarded by the Rimouski-Neigette Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2021)
  • Winner of a Québec tourism award in the “Outdoor Recreation” category (2008, 2010 and 2013)
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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