QuébecOriginal - ADVENTURE IS CALLING YOU!
Nearly seventy years ago Québec snowmobile pioneers envisioned the idea to ride motorized vehicles over the snow. Winters were long and the snow was deep and soon, public, groomed trails became a reality.
Incredibly, an organized system of snow highways hadn’t been dreamed by anyone else but Québec up to that time.
When you visit the province today it doesn’t take long to see that the same kind of passion burns brightly. Riding Québec trails is still a world-class experience, truly second to no other! Ask any experienced touring snowmobiler and they’ll profess: When it comes to snowmobiling, Québec is the best place on earth!
Why? The province is blessed with incredible volumes of snow from early season until spring! There are more than 33,000 km (20,500 miles) of groomed trails here and trail adventures for every type of rider.
There are amazing landscapes and famous landmarks such as Percé Rock, the Chic-Choc Mountains, snowmobiling on Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, covered bridges and much, much more.
HERE'S A LIST OF OUR FAVOURITE REGIONS TO VISIT
Chaudière-Appalaches & Centre-du-Québec
Québec snowmobilers are always impressed with and surprised by both these regions’ luxurious destinations and world-class accommodation.
A distinctive particularity of these two regions is the possibility to loop back or create a “daisy” trail without having to ride the same trails over again. Two noteworthy trails are "In Between" and "Mont Midi". All trails are meticulously maintained and all routes and signage are clearly designated.
Copyright: Tourisme Chaudière-Appalache - Stéphanie Allard
Description of image: Frozen Trees on Mont du Midi near Lac Etchemin
Lanaudière - Mauricie
One of the provinces most sought-after destinations, this region has been a snowmobiling must-see for generations. The trails offer exciting adventures and incredibly scenic views. The local outfitters here offer fantastic accommodations and meals and incomparable outdoor activities. The Great Adventure Tour Trail is a must-see in this region.
Copyright: ©Tourisme Lanaudière
Description of image: Montagne noire, Saint-Donat
Québec City & Area - Charlevoix - Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean
One of Québec's most famous landmarks, accessible by trail and located in La Malbaie in Charlevoix is the incomparable Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu! Charlevoix region is also home to a long list of gourmet restaurants and is truly a food-lover’s paradise.
In Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, snowmobilers head to Monts-Valin. It offers an extraordinary off-trail riding experience and local guides are available to show you the best places to play.
Copyright: ©Tourisme Charlevoix, Sophie Gagnon-Bergeron - Canopée Médias
Description of image: St. Lawrence River, Charlevoix
The Laurentians offer a varied snowmobile experience. You can ride solo on groomed trails here for hundreds of kilometers or enjoy a guided tour to discover some of the many unique, hidden sights.
You will cherish treasures such as the enchanted Montagne du Diable and The Wood Runner's Loop Trail.
Copyright: Tourisme Laurentides
Description of image: Snow covered Montagne du Diable
Gaspésie - Bas-Saint-Laurent - Côte-Nord
Sea views and quaint, comfortable inns with cozy rooms and great cuisine dot the map when you check out these incredible touring destinations such as St. Lawrence Tour Trail.
The region is know for a variety of trails that allow snowmobilers to go back and forth between sea and mountain and view such places as Percé Rock, Vertiginous Path and St. Lawrence Point of View.
Snowmobilers can cross the St. Lawrence by ferry with their snowmobile!
Copyright: Éric Marchand/Le Québec maritime
Description of image: View of the St. Lawrence
A beautiful trail in this region is The Big White Tour Trail #83. Nearby you'll also find Refuge Pageau. This remote and completely snowmobile-friendly inn offers great cuisine at the end of the day after you’ve experienced the region’s impeccable trail system and majestic scenery!
The region is known for its large trail network, trail quality and trail surfacing. You'll feel like you have the trails all to yourself, but will be amazed to meet so many friendly snowmobilers in the restaurants and local places.
Copyright: ©Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Description of image: a moose in Refuge Pageau
Outaouais offers a trademark Quebec snowmobiling experience. Meticulously groomed trails to the horizon, convenient access to inns and restaurants and a long snow season.
La Petite-Nation Trail is made up of charming, hilly landscapes. On this trail, you’ll run through many welcoming villages while experiencing a unique agritourism offering. End your trek at the largest and most beautiful roundwood cottage in the world, the Fairmont Le Château Montebello.
Copyright: Les Productions BelCanto
Description of image: Snowmobiling in the Outaouais
Eeyou Istchee Baie-James
This region is famous for its abundant snowfall, great trail system and unforgettable vistas. You can ride confidently with your own group on unforgettable snowmobile trails or take a backcountry-style guided trip if you wish. Local outfitters are available to provide rustic, comfortable accommodation. Known for its outstanding snow conditions, trails can be enjoyed late into the season until April such as the Conquerer Trail. Enjoy the longest snowmobile season in Eeyou Istchee Baie-James!
While visiting this region be sure not to miss the beautiful Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute which showcases the history of the James Bay Crees.
Ride A Weekend - For Free!
On January 19 and 20, 2019, you’ll be able to experience Québec's great snowmobiling and warm hospitality for a whole weekend. Click here for details on how you can take advantage of a great opportunity to visit.
You'll be able to enjoy the on-trail work provided by 200 snowmobile clubs whose 4,500 volunteers operate 490 groomers in-season to build the finest trails you'll ever ride.
Also, it's so important you download the new, Québec app (iMotoneige) onto your smartphone to plan your winter vacation. There are more than 600 services on the app catering to snowmobilers and all trail maps and points of interest are included.
For more information on snowmobiling in Québec go to snowmobileinquebec.com. The website acts as the perfect ambassador to the region and assists you in planning your ultimate snowmobile adventure.
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