Secure family fun. You are going to experience our Canadian nature in a new unexpected way!

Experience the Via Ferrata by clipping into a cable system and following a scenic circuit across rock formations down to the Giant’s Pothole and alongside a waterfall.

No outdoor experience or high level of fitness is necessary. This activity is family friendly for children and seniors. The Giant’s Pothole Via Ferrata package is available from early May through mid-October. It’s possible to experience the Giant’s Pothole Via Ferrata year round. Contact us!

Via Ferrata

This activity invites you to slip into a harness, strap on a helmet and clip onto a steel cable to explore along a circuit on Canyon Sainte-Anne’s sheer rock walls. Feel and hear the powerful waterfall thundering down the cliff face beside you. Each step along the anchored metal rungs presents heady panoramas of pristine forest, and the wild Sainte-Anne-du-Nord River that carved this gorge and the intriguing Giant’s Pothole geological formation.

Need to Know About

Via Ferrata

  • Experience Canada’s first Via Ferrata that is open in the winter season.
  • Exploring Canyon Sainte-Anne on the world’s third uninterrupted Via Ferrata – no clipping and unclipping of carabiners is necessary en route as they slide continuously over specially designed clips.
  • Harnesses, helmets and drinking water are supplied for the Via Ferrata experience.
  • Wear closed shoes and bring a camera
  • For the Via Ferrata in winter, bring warm walking boots, gloves or mittens, cold weather clothing – preferably multiple layers – a nutritious snack, water bottle and small backpack.

The Canyon

  • Activities like forest walks, strolling over the suspension bridges and visiting observation platforms are included in the dual experiences.
  • Get excited by the unique views from three suspension bridges up to 60 metres above the abyss.
  • See the forest turn fiery orange and red during autumn.
  • Bring your four-legged friend along – leashed dogs are welcome to stroll the canyon’s groomed nature trails.
  • Many of Canyon Sainte-Anne’s attractions are accessible by wheelchair or a free adapted shuttle.



DATES: May 6 to June 23. Weekends and holidays
HOURS: From 10 am to 4:30 pm

DATES: June 24 to September 3. Every day of the week
HOURS: From 10 am to 5:30 pm

DATES: September 4 to October 15. Weekends and holidays
HOURS: From 10 am to 4:30 pm

The winter via ferrata is open December 2017 to March 2018.

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