Chute à l'Ours

Enjoy an unforgettable vacation in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, with family or friends, thanks to our many activities on the site and in the surrounding area.

  1. Summer activities
  2. Winter activities
  3. Nearby activities


Walking trails

The Mask8àtik8iche trail (2.4 km) runs along the Ashuapmushuan River to offer unique views of the Grande Chute à l'Ours rapids.

The riverfront Arboretum trail (2.7 km) has been completely renovated for the 2021 season. With 3 magnificent footbridges and nearly 1 km of boardwalks, this trail allows you to enter the countryside to discover the regional flora.

Semi-Olympic heated swimming pool

Take advantage of your stay by going for a swim in our semi-Olympic swimming pool heated with forest biomass, an eco-responsible solution.

Schedule (June 23rd to August 28th 2022)
Sunday to Thursday

10:15 am to

12:00 pm

12:30 pm to

5:00 pm

5:45 pm to

6:45 pm

Friday & Saturday

10:15 am to

12:00 pm

1:00 pm to

5:00 pm

6:15 pm to

7:45 pm

Ouananiche salmon and walleye fishing

Our site is a unique place to wade fish landlocked salmon and walleye. To find out more about the dates of accessibility and the necessary permits, visit the website: Corporation LACtivité Pêche Lac-Saint-Jean.

Playgrounds and sports

For young and old, amateur athletes or die-hards, we offer a multitude of facilities for playing beach volleyball, pétanque, horseshoes, soccer, and even mini-golf (fee: $3).

Leisure room for children

For the greyer days, we have a room for children to craft, colour, play board games, and watch movies. About twenty hours of facilitated activities are offered to children every week.

Animation and other activities

For an unforgettable vacation, take advantage of our calendar of activities throughout the summer, including outdoor cinema, summer theatre, weekly bingo, and a variety of programming!

Services available on the site

  • Restaurant with convenience store
  • Rental room (150 people)
  • Laundry room $
  • Sanitary blocks with showers $
  • Services for cycling enthusiasts: luggage transport, secure storage, station for minor repairs
  • Equipment loan service: BBQ stove, electrical adapters, films, books, various games, etc.


Discover the real joys of winter, by snowmobile, snowshoes, or staying warm in our lodge!

Our Mask8àtik8iche trails (2.4 km) and the riparian Arboretum (2.7 km) are accessible for snowshoeing in winter! Discover magnificent views of the Grande Chute à l'Ours rapids on the Ashuapmushuan River, and of the majestic forest surrounding the site. Snowshoes are available as a free loan at the lodge during operating hours.

We are the starting point of the La Passerelle du 49e trail, a 236 km trail that extends to the Péribonka river and allows you to reach the Monts Valins or make many loops.

See the relay


The Tourist site Chute à l'Ours offers accommodation options in cabins or our motel, available all winter long. Several packages are available for all budgets.

See cabins

Other activities nearby

  • Véloroute des Bleuets (cycling route)
  • Regional ATV and snowmobile trails
  • Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Félicien
  • Tobo-Ski Club
  • Village historique de Val-Jalbert (historical village)
  • Musée amérindien de Mashteuiatsh (Native American museum)
  • Le Circuit des Amusées (museum circuit)
  • La Normandinoise (cheese dairy)
  • Pépinière de Normandin (nursery)
  • Économusée du Pelletier-Bottier et de la Taxidermie (taxidermy economuseum)
  • La Bergerie du Nord (soapworks)
  • Île-aux-Trembles Beach (unsupervised)
  • Petite-Chute-à-l'Ours stop
  • Délices du Lac-Saint-Jean (delicacies)
  • La Chouape microbrewery
  • Le Coureur des Bois microbrewery
  • Le Moulin des Pionniers (historical mill)
  • Go-Kart - Karting
  • La Vieille Fromagerie Perron (cheddar Museum)
  • Community gardens and winter parks of the Grands Jardins