Events Calendar

Rigaud - L'Escapade - Le Haut-Lieu

Date of the hike:    Saturday 04 July 2020

Location:                Rigaud

$ Cost:                    Free

Leader:                   Sharon Beasley

Sweeper:                Dalia

Difficulty level:      Intermediate

(Level of difficulty for hikes)

Length:                   13.5 km

Ascent:                    100 m

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On Saturday, July 4th, Sharon will lead a hike on the Escapade trails in Rigaud.

We will walk the ‘Le Haut-Lieu’ (yellow trail), which is a 13.5 km hike around the park.  We will meet at 9:00 am in the P8 parking lot (300 chemin St-Georges) near the Sucrerie de la Montagne for 9:15 departure.  We will have lunch at the 10 KM mark, where there is a look out.  Approaching the Look Out, there is an small ascent of aproximately  100 m. Our day should end around 2:00 pm.

Bring a lunch, sunscream, enough water for a day, mosquitos repellent. Wear gook hiking boots; walking poles might be useful.

Registration is mandatory so we can plan accordingly for the numbers of leaders / guides. Si, if you want to participate to this hike, please register on LIST A before Friday, July 3.




At all times, you must respect the following rules:

  • If you have any symptoms of Covid 19 (fever, cough, cold) you must stay at home and consider getting tested.
  • You must observe basic hygiene protocols – Wash your hands frequently, cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue and avoid touching your face in order to limit the spread of the virus.
  • You must adhere to the physical distancing protocol. Maintain a distance of 2 meters between people and use a face covering or a mask if you cannot maintain the 2m distance.
  • It is best to avoid groups. Hike alone or with others who live in the same household whenever possible. IF you hike as a member of a group, you must maintain the physical distancing protocols (2 m)
  • Always obey the signage – for direction of trails etc.
  • Always bring your hand sanitizer (with no less than 60% alcohol)
  • Sharing of equipment ie trekking poles is not allowed.  You are responsible to bring and carry what you need (ie hydrogel hand sanitizer, trekking poles, sunscreen etc.)
  • Bring and use tissues for sneezing or blowing your nose. Bring a bag to keep your used tissues in. Wash your hands with hand sanitizer after blowing your nose. Bring the bag of used tissues home with you and dispose of them in the garbage.
  • You should arrive at the rendezvous place of the hike in your own vehicle – and ideally only travel with those who are living in the same household.   IF you are carpooling – you may take only one other passenger. You should both wear masks and the passenger must sit in the back seat on the passenger side (diagonally across from the driver.

We reserve the right to exclude any person who does not respect these rules, or anybody who has any kind of flu or cold symptoms.

sign no animals  Please take note that pets are not allowed on hikes.

Members should have their card at each hike. The membership fees have to be paid by check or by Interac.

N.B. Guests are welcome and members are encouraged to invite interested individuals who can participate in our sanctioned activities once for free. Guests must register at After one free event, returning guests will be invited to join the Ramblers Association and pay the annual membership fee. Those people who, after using their free pass want to participate but not join will be obliged to pay $10 per outing.

All persons who participate in a Ramblers Club activity acknowledge having read, understood and accepted theClub’s policies and waiver, as posted on the website at, and agree to abide by them.

NOTICE: Ramblers Association hikes are held rain or shine and will only be cancelled in the case of extreme weather conditions, such as an ice storm or thunderstorms. If a hike is cancelled for these reasons an email will be sent to all members and other people on our mailing list one (1) hour before the event is due to start. This cancellation notice will also appear on our website.

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Très belle randonnée avec un temps idéal. Ensoleillé avec une légère brise par moments. Tout le monde a marché à environ 4 ,5 km/h; nous avons pris le repas au Haut-Lieu et chacun s'est trouvé un coin ombragé pour profiter d'un peu de fraîcheur.

Aucun incident à rapporter. Tous les marcheurs ont apprécié la randonnée.

Weather:                            Très beau et ensoleillé

Temperature:                    25-28

Number of participants:  13