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Ascension of Mont Provencher

Ascension of Mont Provencher

Useful tips

  • Warning! Once at the peak, the trail comes to an end. Do not venture further without orientation equipment. A same-day round trip along this trail is not advised.

  • No camping equipment is provided by the Uapishka Station if you wish to hike to the summit and sleep on the mountains; this portion of the activity must be done completely independently. In that situation, you must call the Station to book your package so that your 2 nights of lodging are not consecutive. 

  • Some sections of the trails are uneven (presence of rocks and roots), muddy and very wet, especially during rainy periods. Be sure to have appropriate footwear.

  • There are a great many flies from June 24 to September 1. It is important to bring long protective clothing, fly repellent and a head net.

  • Using the trails before June 1 is not advisable. There is often snow left on the trails until the end of June.

  • Walking sticks are recommended.

Distance: 9.7 km (one-way) / about 6 hrs 

Access: Km 365 of Route 389


The Uapishka (Groulx) mountain range includes about 30 tops over 1,000 metres high. It is the sixth highest mountain range and the third largest in terms of alpine area in Quebec. It is actually one of the rare mountain ranges of this size in Quebec to remain a wild, untouched area!


From September to June, a fine layer of snow gracefully caps the 30 or so tops of the mountain range. This is why the Innu people call it Uapishka, meaning “rocky summit always covered in snow.”


Mont Provencher is the perfect access trail to cross the Uapishka (Groulx) Mountains. Once at the top, you will be treated to a magnificent view of the eastern part of the Manicouagan Crater Lake and René-Levasseur Island.

​Find all the answers to your most frequent questions in our FAQ.

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Duration

Included in the Fou des monts Groulx and Sommets et pagaie packages

Not applicable

About 6 hrs / 9.7 km (one-way)

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