When to visit
- Very Favourable
What to do
- Worth the detour
- Must see
Shhh!!! Vallée Bras-du-Nord is Québec's best-kept secret!
This outstanding outdoor destination offers spectacular scenery with its winding river, mountains and cliffs, and the majestic Delaney Falls, the heart and soul of the valley.
BRAS-DU-NORD HIKING TRAIL
Season: beginning of June to mid-October.
This spectacular hiking trail is 21 km long (6 to 9 hours), but if you start at the Accueil Shannahan trailhead, an easy 2-hour (7-km) hike will take you to the base of Delaney Falls. The 150 metre high waterfall is a legend and one of the valley's must-see attractions.
Season: beginning of June to end of September.
Vallée Bras-du-Nord is becoming THE ultimate cross-country biking destination in eastern North America. The region offers many kilometres of trails for every level. Bikes can be rented at Accueil Shannahan.
RIVER CANOE RUN
Season: mid-May to mid-October.
Canoe down a 17-kilometre stretch of the Rivière Bras-du-Nord (3 to 6 hours). The calm waters and spectacular scenery make it a perfect family activity. Be sure to stop off at the base of Delaney Falls along the way. Canoe and equipment rental and transportation are available at Accueil Shannahan.
Where to eat
- $ Inexpensive
- $$ Moderate
- $$$ Upscale
- $$$$ Fine dining
As Vallée Bras-du-Nord is a remote, undeveloped region, it has a shortage of good restaurants.
Most visitors to the region stay in cabins or cottages with fully-equipped kitchens. You may want to cook your own meals while you are here, unless you have a chef to prepare your meals for you at your cabin. A picnic lunch is your best solution for days spent out of doors.
However, in case you do feel like eating out, here are a few suggestions:
Casse-CROÛTE TI-OUI ($)
If you are in the mood for some Quebec fast food, try Ti-Oui, one of the most popular snack bars in the region. Be sure to try the galvaude (a local variant of poutine) or the poutine! Open Sunday-Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
201 Avenue Saint-Jacques, Saint-Raymond / 418-337-2921
Le Mundial ($$)
A typical friendly small-town restaurant where everyone seems to know everyone else, Le Mundial serves"pub" food including hamburgers, pizza, pasta, fajitas, salads, grilled meats and daily specials. Some dishes use regional ingredients, like the delicious Alexis de Portneuf cheeses. Open May 15 to September 15, Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Sunday-Monday in low season.
376 Rue Saint-Joseph, Saint-Raymond / 418-337-4343
Where to sleep ?
- Very Favourable