Snowmobile, Direction Charlevoix

Updated on January 1, 2023
Snowmobilers overlooking the St. Lawrence River in Charlevoix
Charlevoix, Sophie Gagnon-Bergeron – Canopée Médias

With larger than life bucolic scenery, Charlevoix enjoys outstanding snow coverage that will delight snowmobile lovers. Several hundreds of kilometres of marked out trails, embedded in a stunningly magical panorama, await passionate snowmobilers. 

Whether for a basic introduction, a short excursion, or a few days of mountainside adventure racing, Charlevoix is one of the most beautiful snowmobile destinations in North America.

Spectacular Scenery Emerging Between the River and Mountains

Criss-crossing Charlevoix on a snowmobile ramble at the very heart of the boreal forest, reach every nook and cranny, and discover amazing places, otherwise unattainable. Once well into the trails, feel the comforting warmth emanating from the innermost boreal forest blanketed in white. And stop to admire the frozen river and immaculate mountains in perfect harmony to unveil stunningly splendid frosty landscapes. 


Isle-aux-Coudres, 23 Kilometers of Pure Delight

Starting at the Trans-Québec (#3) footpath, take the regional 377 trail that leads straight to the Saint-Lawrence River. The long descent of the dizzying Côte à Godin feels like diving right into the Saint-Lawrence’s icy waters. Then, hop on board the ferry linking Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive to Isle-aux-Coudres and succumb to the charms of the scenery and unique feeling of the boat navigating through the open pack ice. Once on the island, the local club’s trails allow for crisscrossing orchards and farmlands and appreciating the impressive view of the Massif de Charlevoix and of the Charlevoix coast ahead. How delightful the salty air we breathe while observing the ice drifting endlessly, following the banks of the Saint-Lawrence. 

Saint-Siméon, Wild Country

This loop will have you riding through larger-than-life landscapes for a larger-than-life winter spectacle. A quick stop along the way is warranted if you’d like to admire the view of Lac aux Îlots. Nothing is more pure and spellbinding than immaculate whiteness as far as the eye can see. To get your pulse back up, zigzag through the wide and unobstructed trails of Zec Lac-au-Sable. 

A Warm Welcome From a Range of Accommodations

True to its rich hospitality tradition that made Charlevoix’s reputation, these establishments combine personalised welcome, safe parking lots, comfort, and pleasure of the senses. From delicious feasts inspired from the terroir to fabulous relaxation moment at the spa, these hotels enhance the big adventure. While staying at Hôtel Baie-Saint-Paul, enjoy the effervescence of this vibrant town. Le 2020 enchants snowmobilers with the many renowned restaurants and services available at a stone’s throw. In the heart of the boreal forest, a stop for a few days at the Auberge du Ravage de la Pourvoirie du Lac Moreau is a delight for visitors. The Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu and ÖBois Charlevoix  impress with their location – they overlook the St. Lawrence River from the top of the cliff – and their charm and elegance. And do not forget the entertaining Casino de Charlevoix located on those hotels’ doorsteps.

A snowmobile adventure in Charlevoix, a world of discoveries unveiled!

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