5 Reasons to Go Snowmobiling Near Québec City

Comité éditorial Destination Québec cité
Editorial Team
Published on October 14, 2020
Motoneiges dans Charlevoix
Charlevoix, Sophie Gagnon-Bergeron – Canopée Médias

Québec is known for its wide-open spaces and its unique culture, while Quebecers are recognized for their welcoming nature and joie de vivre. Together with breathtaking scenery and a generous snow cover, it all adds up to the ideal snowmobiling destination! The regions of Québec City, Charlevoix and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, offer everything you need for the perfect holiday, including a variety of accommodations, restaurants and leisure activities, events celebrating the joys of winter, and unique attractions, two of which are recognized worldwide by UNESCO. But best of all, you will find endless marked trails covered with a thick white carpet carefully maintained by winter enthusiasts like you!

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    Enjoy Exceptional Snow Conditions

    With the six metres (20 feet) of snow these regions receive on average each year – more than seven (23 feet) in some places! – snowmobilers enjoy exceptional conditions, and a season which lasts up to 22 weeks in mountainous areas, from December to April. Maintenance by snowmobile clubs ensures the quality of the trails, which cover more than 5,700 km (3,542 miles). An abundance of snow and trails to everyone’s great delight!

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    Discover Unique Natural Attractions

    A system of trails going from the snow-covered peaks of the Monts-Valin to the Saguenay Fjord and Lac Saint-Jean provides spectacular views, as do those lining magnificent landscapes along the majestic St. Lawrence River. You will experience this when you go around Île d’Orléans, near Québec City, or Isle-aux-Coudres in Charlevoix, after crossing an ice bridge or taking a ferry. The memory will stay with you forever!

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    Take Advantage of Packages and Discounts

    Many accommodations specializing in welcoming snowmobilers join forces with the best attractions in their area to allow you to take advantage of attractive packages. Discover the best packages and discounts valid on a host of activities for your next snowmobile trip in the regions of Québec, Charlevoix and Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean.

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    Taste an Exquisite Local Cuisine

    These regions are proud to present their home-grown products and share their know-how. One attraction is the Charlevoix Flavour Trail, a network of producers, processors and restaurateurs, some of which are accessible by snowmobile. In Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, these “flavour ambassadors” are known collectively as La Zone boréale, showcasing their unique Nordic territory. You like beer? So do we! Enjoy delicious craft beers, each more original than the next, by traveling the Route des bières du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. You can also visit one of many microbreweries around Québec City, including Roquemont, L’Esprit de Clocher, Les Grands Bois and Microbrasserie des Beaux Prés. An abundance of flavours to discover!

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    Appreciate Services That Fit Your Needs

    Because snowmobiling is a way of life in Québec, and because Quebecers have a reputation as a welcoming people, it follows that we offer many services to suit your needs! Safe hotels as well as a wide range of restaurants, spas and other leisure activities await! In the Québec City, Charlevoix and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean regions, nearly 15 establishments have the “secure hotel” certification established by the Fédération des clubs de motoneigistes du Québec (FCMQ). These places ensure that you have a secure place to park your snowmobile for the night. Snowmobile rentals, guides and route planning services are also available so everyone can get the most out of the experience!

Couple avec motoneige devant un chalet en bois rond

Lots of Savings for Your Expedition

Discover the best packages and discounts on a host of accommodations and activities for your next snowmobile trip.

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Comité éditorial Destination Québec cité
Editorial Team

As proud ambassadors of our beloved city, we’re delighted to be sharing the things and places we love most in the Québec City area. What a joy for us to help you discover everything this vibrant and welcoming city has to offer!

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