From the St. Lawrence River to the Laurentians
Snowmobile tourism matters in Quebec as its federation of 200 plus snowmobile clubs take great pride in maintaining its first in the world networked trail system. You can expect excellent trail conditions. Rider safety is paramount to Quebec snowmobiling as the clubs design trails to avoid frozen lake crossings wherever possible. Plus, the federation of clubs launched a ‘Recommended Secured Hotels’ program that recognizes hotels offering either a garage or a fenced and secured area for your sled at night.
Of course, Quebec is famed for its cuisine, which is an integral party of the Snowmobile Quebec experience. But, where to go for great riding?
Consider anywhere on the north shore of the St-Lawrence River from the foothills of the Laurentians or on its south shore, east of Quebec City in the Appalachians that stretch all the way to the Gaspesian Peninsula and the Atlantic Ocean.
Many riders are familiar with the trails linking the Devil’s Mountain (Montagne du diable) area of Mont-Laurier or St-Gabriel in the Lanaudière region. For an international ride the Chaudière-Appalaches south of Québec City offers the advantage of trail connections with the State of Maine and the Jackman area.
For help in honing in on a stretch of Québec’s 20,500 miles of trails, visit Snowmobile in Quebec or La Fédération des clubs de motoneigistes du Québec (FCMQ).