Charlevoix – Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean – Québec City & Area

Together, the Charlevoix, Québec, and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean regions form one of North America’s premier snowmobiling destinations. Picture 5,200 km (3,230 mi.) of marked trails, with up to 7 m (21 ft.) of snow cover per year. Imagine over 12,000 rooms, including luxury accommodations, at some of the best-known hotels in Canada and the United States. Breathtaking winterscapes and panoramas. The defining presence of the St. Lawrence River, the Saguenay Fjord, Lac Saint-Jean, Québec's Monts-Valin National Park, and the Casino de Charlevoix. Québec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Treasure, and Charlevoix, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. And the countless natural features and attractions that make these regions outstanding winter destinations for travelers from all over the world!

4 Trails

5200 km of trail

45 Lodging

9 snowmobile rentals

4 Activities

17 Restaurants

17 Events

Old Québec

Old Québec, a UNESCO world heritage treasure, is alive with history. Québec City’s magical wonderland simply has to be seen to be believed! And don’t miss the world’s biggest winter celebration, the Québec Winter Carnival.

The Jewel of the Fjord: l’Anse-Saint-Jean

Nestled on the shores of the Saguenay Fjord, the picturesque village of l’Anse-Saint-Jean offers a unique setting to enjoy a varied choice of winter activities: Nordic spa, alpine skiing, deep-sea ice fishing on the Fjord, horseback riding in the snow and of course snowmobiling. Live an unforgettable winter experience at the heart of the Saguenay Fjord.

Charlevoix Casino

The Casino showcases a unique game and entertainment experience featuring cutting edge technology. Choose from over 950 slot machines and countless table games including and awesome multimedia shows and performances.

Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu

The entire team of Fairmont le Manoir Richelieu welcomes guests to experience the delicious flavours, spectacular views and the abundance of activities available in the picturesque region of Charlevoix.

Ice Hotel

This is the only place in North America where you can sip a cocktail in a bar at -5°C. Enjoy a cozy night’s sleep in a room made entirely of ice (some suites even come with their own fireplace and spa).

Portneuf: your starting point for snowmobiling!

Portneuf is the perfect playground for snowmobilers! Meet at Saint-Raymond for departure and strat your trip on trail # 73 towards the Tower mountain, where you have a unique perspective. Our hotels, lodges and inns will be happy to welcome you for the night!

The Five Summits Trail

If you’re looking for plenty of snow and exceptional scenery, you have to ride this trail this winter, at the heart of the Monts-Valin mountains. Put on your snowshoes and take a look at the «Vallée des Fantômes» where the snow-covered trees looks like ghosts.

The Lake Saint-Jean Tour

In the winter, Lake Saint-Jean transforms into a real magnet for the eye with its endless white icy surface. This frozen stretch offers unusual landscapes. Follow the trails around the lake and discover the diversity and the warm welcome of the locals in the surrounding towns and villages.


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Friendly Expedition
312 Km

Québec City, a ride around winter’s hometown

Departure from Québec City

Experience the amazing snow cover from Portneuf to Québec City, the Jacques-Cartier Valley, Île d’Orléans, the banks of the St. Lawrence, and the mountain trails snaking their way through the frozen lakes and rivers to Saint-Tite-des-Caps. The panorama is unforgettable, and the locals welcome you with their own Québec-style joie de vivre. But wherever you go, the benefits of civilization are close at hand. Stroll through the Old City, party on Grande Allée, eat hearty at a brewpub or sugar shack, and have a blast at the Winter Carnival. You’ve barely scratched the surface of what the Québec City area has to offer.

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Curious Exploration
301 Km

Snowmobilers’ best kept secret

Departure from Baie Saint-Paul

Snowmobiling in Charlevoix means optimum snow conditions, gentle landforms alternating with steeper reliefs. From Petite-Rivière-Saint-François to Baie-Sainte-Catherine, via Isle-aux-Coudres, there are 600 km of trails dotted with hotels and restaurants, which include the prestigious five-star hotel Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu and its neighbour, the Casino de Charlevoix. Whether on a short excursion along the river or an adventurous foray of a few days on the mountain side, one thing is certain, the enthusiasts bow down to the immensity and all of Charlevoix’s charm.

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Marathon Adventure
594 Km

Monts-Valin Discovery

Departure from Saguenay

The Monts-Valin area boasts impressive snow, five peaks with breathtaking views, and nature trails. Take a detour by Alma to discover other landscapes on Lake St-Jean.

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Curious Exploration
954 Km

The Big Loop

Departure from Québec City and Area, Charlevoix, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

This winter set off on an adventure to one of North America’s premier snowmobiling destinations. Every year the picturesque regions of Charlevoix, Québec, and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean are cloaked with 7 metres of fresh powdery snow, transforming them into a winter wonderland like no other. Nestled in this natural triangle you’ll find 5,300 kilometres of pristine marked trails just waiting to be explored. The breathtaking winterscapes and panoramas of the St. Lawrence River and the Monts-Valin area truly are a sight to behold. And while you’re in the area you won’t want to miss the Casino de Charlevoix and the Carnaval de Québec in Old Québec.

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Trail permits

Annual trail permit

Annual trail permits are sold by local clubs or online by FCMQ.

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Lodging offers

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Stadacona Aventures


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Snowmobile rentals

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Starting at $145 CAD

Snowmobile rental - Au Chalet en Bois Rond


Starting at $649.50 CAD

Équinox Aventure


Starting at $298 CAD

Évasion Sport


Starting at $176.00 CAD

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La Malbaie

Starting at $129.99 CAD

Pourvoirie du Lac Beauport


Starting at $45 CAD

Location S.M. Sport


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Dion Moto Saint-Raymond


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Aventure Inukshuk


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