Abitibi-Temiscamingue on the western border of Quebec is one of those tightly kept secrets we’re finally letting out. Cold weather and snow come early in Abitibi-Temiscamingue, allowing the local clubs to build an impeccable trail system before the traffic arrives.
Many who’ve ridden in this part of Quebec have commented the biggest advantage is its lack of snowmobile traffic. Sometimes you can ride for miles and never see another snowmobile. Truth is the trail network is so vast it can handle loads of sleds without seeming overly busy.
Comprised of eleven clubs grooming over 2,000 miles of trails, the volunteers take grooming very seriously. It’s a very passionate and dedicated group and the proof is in the quality of the trails.
Around the perimeter of this region are seven cities and towns catering enthusiastically to snowmobilers. Numerous hotels and motels are integrated into the trail grid providing the option to ride right to the hotel door and if you’re looking for seclusion there’s a large selection of picturesque resorts and lodges nestled deeper into the landscape. These wilderness retreats offer a unique style of hospitality found only in Quebec.
The Abitibi-Temiscamingue Tourism Region is located in Northwestern Quebec approximately a six hour drive from the US border. Package tours are available ranging in length from four days (400 miles) to six days (575 miles).
For more information on this fantastic region, call 1-800-808-0706 and visit the website at www.snowwild.com.