Petit Témis Interprovincial Linear Park (north section)

310, rue Saint-Pierre, C.P. 52
Rivière-du-Loup (Quebec) Canada
G5R 3Y7

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Discover the magnificent landscapes bordering the north section of the Petit Témis. This linear park, which is a 134-km (83-mi.) gravel trail along an old railroad bed, is reserved for cyclists and hikers. The north section is over 70 km (45 mi.) long and runs along rivers and through a forest. Several rest areas and a café can be found along the way.

Café Denis-Longchamps, in Saint-Modeste

The Café Denis-Longchamps is the perfect place to rest while enjoying a bite or a drink. Located 15 km (9 mi.) from Rivière-du-Loup (at Km 119.3), the café offers light meals, beverages, frozen treats, two patios, boxed lunches for cyclists and tourist information. Open from June 24 to Labour Day weekend (the first weekend in September).

Parking is free and available at the various trail access points. The trail is generally flat and suitable for the whole family. During the summer, the north section is patrolled regularly.

To consult a map of the trail, visit our website.

Opening dates

Trail: May 15 to October 1
Café Denis-Longchamps: June 24 to September 6


Trail open at all times during the summer season. Café Denis-Longchamps: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting


Free to access the trail


Not required

Activities available

The Petit-Témis is open to hiking. The trail is flat and accessible to all, whether beginners or advanced hikers. Several rest areas dot the trail, which is naturally shaded in many areas.
A 134-km (83-mi.) bike trail along an old railroad bed. Cycle along the north section of the Petit Témis Interprovincial Linear Park and admire the region’s natural attractions.


  • Childrens playground
  • Picnic area
  • Pets allowed on leashes only
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Free parking
  • Other: regular trail patrol in July and August

How to get there

The north section of the trail is accessible from various locations between Rivière-du-Loup and Cabano. A welcome kiosk is located on Rue Fraserville, in Rivière-du-Loup, near the Petro-Canada gas station and Route 85.

Affiliations and distinctions


  • Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Vélo Québec
  • Québec Association of Cycling Networks (ARCQ)
  • Tourisme Rivière-du-Loup
  • Tourisme Témiscouata

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