As soon as the accumulations on the ground are sufficient, generally from December to mid-March, sometimes later, the regions of Quebec , Charlevoix and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean offer immaculate panoramas on more than 5,000 kilometers of trails where the joie de vivre is always there.
Here are the tools you need to help you plan a successful snowmobile excursion with a guide or on your own.
Snowmobiling in the company of a guide allows you to explore the most beautiful territories without hassle. Several companies offer turnkey excursions including snowmobile, clothing, access rights, insurance and guide to accompany you. Learn for a few hours or go on an expedition over several days.
Excursions from Quebec
This is THE benchmark for safe guided tours. A wide variety of packages and raids for all clienteles are offered, among others to explore
Wanting to make you live the best possible snowmobile adventure, Nord Expé favors tailor-made solutions. Let yourself be guided for an adventure with family or friends in the wild landscapes of Charlevoix. Be assured of an exceptional experience without having to worry about the route to discover breathtaking viewpoints. Hiking, initiation, snowmobile excursion guided by professional guides, everything is offered from the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu.
This company is located at the entrance to the most beautiful network of trails in Quebec. Mountains and river, everything is there to live an unforgettable experience. Discover the most beautiful trails in Charlevoix on their high-end snowmobiles. Contemplate exceptional panoramas on and off-piste.
Excursions from Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
Équinox Aventure (Lac-Saint-Jean sector): Discover Lac-Saint-Jean and its islands. Initiation to driving, learning to travel off-trail and on-trail safely.
Évasion sport Laterrière (Saguenay sector): Évasion Sport is your trusted dealer. The family business has been providing rental and guiding services for over 25 years.
Saguenay adventures (Saguenay / Fjord sector) – Set off to explore little-known territories with experienced guides who are committed to sharing the treasures of their region and the most beautiful trails of the fjord.
Cap au Leste Outfitter (Saguenay / Monts-Valin sector): Admire one of the most beautiful views of the Fjord at the Cap au Leste Outfitter. Escape to an all-white magical landscape. Several multi-activity packages also available.
Whether you own your own snowmobile or rent one, your expedition can easily be planned using the following tools:
Interactive map of snowmobile trails
This virtual map of the FCMQ is ideal when planning before your departure, because it allows you to see at a glance the extent of the territory and the possibilities of itineraries. You will be able to assess the distances to be covered, know the conditions of the trails as well as the services, relays and accommodation accessible throughout your journey.
The iMotoneige application provides access to a multitude of essential information during your snowmobile outings: find out your current position, see the routes and the conditions of the trails and information sheets on the services and attractions along the trails.
If you have cellular data, you will also be able to know when the trails have been groomed, know the mass of snow on the ground and consult the weather forecast.
Access permit on snowmobile trails
It is mandatory to purchase a right of access to be able to travel on snowmobile trails in Quebec. This sticker allows you to travel on 33,000 km of trails maintained by the various snowmobile clubs. Access rights can be valid for 1, 3 or 7 days, or for the entire season. They include the cost of liability insurance. When you rent a snowmobile, they are usually included in your package. It is possible to buy a trail permit online .
In addition to providing you with all the equipment you need for your outing, snowmobile rental companies can also give you valuable advice. The following companies offer rental for self-guided excursions: