Useful information

Activities

Hiking trails

The majority of the trails are of intermediate level. These trails are not recommended for people with reduced mobility since they include several steps, up and downhill slopes. Usage of the baby carrier is recommended and strollers are not advised (even sports models).
Pets are accepted, although they must be kept on a leash at all times in the Park (including on the campground). They are however prohibited in the shelters, ready-to-camp tents and on Foresta Lumina’s site.
The trail closes at the end of the day upon varying schedules depending on the date and visitors must leave in order to prepare Foresta Lumina. We recommend that you check the daily schedules.
The entire experience takes place outside within the Canyon’s trails which are partially leveled but not asphalted. These paths are not recommended for people with reduced mobility since they consider several step levels, downhill and climbing as well as the crossing of the suspended footbridge. Using a baby carrier is recommended although strollers are not recommended including the off-road/sports models.

Mountain bike

The majority of trails are intermediate to expert levels.
Pets are accepted, although they must be kept on a leash at all times in the Park (including on the campground). They are however prohibited in the shelters, ready-to-camp tents and on Foresta Lumina’s site.

Margaret’ Farmhouse

Margaret’s Farmhouse is free when you combine this visit with another activity from the Park. On-site it’s possible to feed the animals, vending machine on-site (cash only).
Pony rides are subject to charges, but there is no need to reserve ahead of time. Pony rides are only available when one of the park’s employee is on site.

Foresta Lumina

We strongly recommend purchasing tickets online in advance in order to preserve the desired time visit.
The experience still takes place even in the rain; be sure to bring a rain jacket. Of course, if there is a major storm, we reserve the right to close Foresta Lumina, in order to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors. Management takes the decision to open/close at 1:00 pm.

Cancellation : If we need to cancel certain time schedules, a purple banner will appear at the top of forestalumina.com starting at 1 pm and the information will also be on our Facebook page under : Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook & Foresta Lumina. It is therefore your responsibility to verify, in case of bad weather conditions, if events are cancelled. Guests will then receive an email during the day to give them the procedure to postpone their visit to a later date for the current season. If you do not see a purple banner around 1 pm, Foresta Lumina is open.

The entire experience takes place outside within the Canyon’s trails which are partially leveled but not asphalted. These paths are not recommended for people with reduced mobility since they consider several step levels, downhill and climbing as well as the crossing of the suspended footbridge. Using a baby carrier is recommended although strollers are not recommended including the off-road/sports models.
You can purchase your tickets either online, by calling 1 888 524-6743 or directly on the Foresta Lumina site at 135, Street Michaud, Coaticook, QC J1A 1A9, as soon as the summer season begins.

Your ticket is valid for the current season only. If you cannot print your ticket either keep your confirmation on your portable phone or mention your name or order number upon arrival. The time you booked is a time space so for example, if you booked a ticket for 9 pm your departure is assured between 9 pm and 9:30 pm.

Of course! Visitors may combine Foresta Lumina with numerous activities offered at Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook and Parc Découverte Nature. Get a discount when combining 2 or more activities.

Not necessarily, we can validate tickets individually. However, make sure that each person has a copy of the confirmation on hand.
The site closes at the end of the day and visitors must leave the trails in order to prepare Foresta Lumina. We recommend that you verify the site’s exact opening schedule. You can also find several activity suggestions or interesting restaurants by referring to the following website Tourisme Coaticook.
It is possible to park free of charge downtown (Pavillon des arts et de la culture, 116 Wellington Street, Coaticook). The Shuttle trip is five minutes and includes the round trip from downtown to Foresta Lumina. Departures are available every fifteen minutes. The shuttles are also available until Foresta Lumina closes.

A parking lot is also available for visitors directly on-site at 135, Michaud Street, Coaticook, J1A 1A9.

You will be able to enter the site even if you are late. Although, please note that we cannot let you in before your reserved time space if you arrive earlier.
Foresta Lumina’s experience may be compared to a concert or a movie admission. If you are not able to be present, we do not make any refunds or modifications on your initial purchase.
Pets are not allowed on site.
The pathway is 2.6 km and takes between one to two hours depending on each visitor.
With pleasure! However, we do not suggest using the flash option for pictures.
Restrooms are available near the parking, downtown if you take the free shuttle, at our front desk and halfway distance of the Foresta Lumina trip.
The firefly, our on-site snack bar, will allow you to discover several local product flavors and is located in the entrance area. Only cash is accepted as method of payment

Accomodations

Camping

Check-ins are at the campground’s reception desk (400, St-Marc Street, Coaticook, QC J1A 2T7).
It is possible to modify your reservation by e-mail : accueil@gorgedecoaticook.qc.ca (please include your e-mail and telephone number in case we need to get in contact with you) respecting the following conditions :

  • Modifications within 7 days of your arrival date, a $5.50 plus tax fee will be added for all necessary changes.
  • Within 6 days or less of your arrival date no modifications will be accepted.
Cancellation of your reservation is possible by e-mail : accueil@gorgedecoaticook.qc.ca (please include your e-mail and telephone number in case we need to get in contact with you) respecting the following conditions :

  • Cancellation within 7 days of your arrival, a $10.00 fee plus tax will be added per campsite cancelled.
  • Within 6 days or less before arrival, full payment of the reservation will be withheld.
  • For a cancellation on the day of arrival, if we do not receive further communication from you, your campsite will be held until 11 am the next day. Beyond this deadline and if we do not receive further communications from you, the reservation is canceled (full stay) and the full payment is retained.
Service charges are non-refundable. A minimum of 3 nights are required for reservations when considering the following statutory holidays: National Patriots Day (Victoria Day), St. Jean Baptiste Day, Canada Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving Day.
Check-in time is 2 pm and check-out 12 pm (noon). Each site may accommodate 2 adults and 4 children (under 18 years of age). Additional charges apply for additional people (per night). Children under 5 years of age are free of charge. A maximum of 8 people, (6 adults) must be respected at all times. If additional equipment is added to your campsite, please make sure it fits on your site. Curfew and tranquility must be respected from: 24 h (midnight) to 7 am.
It is not possible to arrive earlier than pre-established check-in time. Following these guidelines allows our maintenance team to ensure acceptable cleaning of all campsites. However, you may certainly have access to hiking trails before check-in time. In order to do so, pass by the campground’s reception desk.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to leave later since we have a heavy turnover rate of campers arriving daily.
Pets are allowed although they must be kept on a leash at all times in the Park (including campgrounds). They are however prohibited in shelter rentals, ready-to-camp tents and Foresta Lumina’s site.
Hiking trails are free of access with accommodation bookings. Foresta Lumina is never included within accommodations reservations although you may reserve your tickets on forestalumina.com.