Eeyou Istchee Baie-james

WACHIYA! Welcome to Eeyou Istchee Baie-James, a true playground of 350,000 km2 (135,135 mi.2) with an abundance of snow, limitless landscapes, and an amazing diversity of culture and wildlife! Ride over 1,100 km (680 mi.) of well-groomed trails through the vast peacefulness of the boreal forest, for a unique escape. Whether observing hundreds of caribou around Radisson, or visiting different native communities to discover authentic Cree culture, Eeyou Istchee Baie-James is a destination that offers an exciting and exhilarating experience for snowmobilers. This easily accessible northern region is renowned for the warm welcome of its people, and offers an unmatched quality of trails, and a winter season that lasts until April!

3 Trails

5200 km of trail

6 Lodging

1 Activities

4 Events

Nuuchimi Wiinuu

Want to sleep in a traditionnal accommodation the kichiihchaaukimikw? Combine your snowmobile trip with a traditional cree experience that features comfort, authenticity and memorable discoveries.

Mistassini lake

The biggest natural lake in Quebec is in our backyard! Come see for yourself.

Limitless winter

Our winters are constant year after year, providing an exceptional quality of snow. Trails are always well groomed by enthusiastic and seasoned snowmobilers from our snowmobile clubs!

The Conqueror tour

For the serious snowmobilers, this 1600 km (994 miles) loop connects our region to our neighbors in Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean for the adventure of a life time.

Folifrets festival

The antique snowmobiles are stealing the show at this event! Whether to participate / attend the cross-country or the President’s ride, all members of the family will find a way to enjoy this 52th edition.

Dancing in the sky : Northern lights

Mother Nature can offer the best shows! An amalgam of colors animates the skies for a majestic performance.

Cree Nation of Oujé-Bougoumou

Why not spending some time to visit the Cree Nation of Oujé-Bougoumou by the snowmobile tracks and discover a unique cultural village on the shores of Lac Opémiska? You’ll discover a beautiful architecture!

A fairytale landscape

One thing is sure, you’ll have great snow conditions! Admire the beauty of the boreal forest and it’s trees covered of snow all around you !

A stop at the Marina

After a long ride of snowmobile in amazing snow conditions, take some time to relax and stop at Le Centre villégiature Marina de Chibougamau for a well-deserved stop and a sublime view of Chibougamau lake.


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Friendly Expedition
351 Km

Freedom and wonderful encounters

Departure from Chibougamau

Come and live the real North around Chibougamau, Mistissini and Oujé-Bougoumou with its outstanding snow conditions. You’ll see a small bridge over a frosty creek and friendly people.

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Curious Exploration
948 km

Beautiful discoveries

Departure from Lebel-sur-Quévillon

What to discover many trails and many towns ? Come en enjoy wide spaces, curves and the wooden parts of the trail in Eeyou Istchee Baie-James this winter.

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Marathon Adventure
1402 Km

The Conqueror

Departure from Chibougamau

Very funny for the real adventurers. Varied trail with straight lines, curves, step terrain and some wooden parts. A great ride for real enthousiasts of snowmobile who enjoys wide spaces and the feeling of freedom.

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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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Starting at $100 CAD


Starting at $58 CAD

Hôtel Chibougamau


Starting at $61.50 CAD

Hôtel Motel Nordic


Starting at $89 CAD

Centre de villégiature Marina Chibougamau


Starting at $90 CAD

Motel du Lac


Starting at $96.95 CAD

Hôtel Matagami


Contacts & maps

Eeyou Istchee Baie-James Tourism
1 888 748-8140
1 888 748-8140