Activities - Domaine des Appalaches
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The Valence family has taken the necessary steps to protect and preserve the environment, keeping it all light and air pollution at a bare minimum so that future generations can enjoy fresh air and clean water.

The Notre-Dame-des-Bois Municipality is proud to be in the heart of the first International Dark Sky Reserve, and the Domaine des Appalaches is contributing to efforts to reduce the light pollution in our area. By continuously and consistently applying this philosophy, it is possible to go fishing in pure and clear waters, breathe the fresh mountain air and listen to songbirds, and watch the shooting stars every year all throughout the month of August.

Getting active as a family

Swimming, canoeing, cycling, hiking, and trout fishing are some of the activities you can enjoy at Domaine des Appalaches Inc. Located in the heart of the first International Dark Sky Reserve in the world, you will experience stargazing at its best. Bring your own equipment, we have the view.


A keen group of volunteers enjoy organizing the St-Jean-Baptiste weekend parade, the St-Jean bonfire, friendly fishing tournaments, which are all part of the summer activities. Don’t forget to visit our photo gallery featuring pictures from the past years.


Enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, telemarking, and sledding on our snowy peaks, often right up until mid-April. Snowmobilers can ride on several kilometers of trails and join the Trans-Québec trail 525 to go trekking afterwards.