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Outaouais

This winter, as you skim along between Gatineau and Maniwaki or Montebello and Fort-Coulonge, you’ll see all kinds of amazing things - Between these destinations several cozy inns, good restaurants and other attractions unique to our region await. No dress code there; they'll let you in in your full snowmobiling outfit. Get on your skidoo and browse over 2,000 km of pure pleasure!

4 Trails

2268 km of trail

5 Lodging

4 Restaurants

4 Events

An old Pontiac railroad

Take the new bridge on your snowmobile and cross from Ontario to the western part of the Outaouais Region with the PPJ, a former railroad converted in a multipurpose recreational path. Discover the rich heritage of a part of the region that is worth getting to know over 92km. you’ll see the longest convered bridge in Quebec, a lumber baron’s estate, as well as the Chutes Coulonge Park and its magnificent canyon.

Auberge Spruceholme Inn

Built in 1875, this gem holds an important place in the Pontiac’s history. Auberge Spruceholme Inn is easily accessible to snowmobilers by the PPJ trail. It has a sauna and the warm, welcoming Bistro du bûcheron Bryson.

Auberge Couleurs de France

Right on the snowmobile trails is this superb roundwood inn on Lake Preston, in La Petite-Nation. A gourmet table, a jacuzzi in each room, an exterior spa… a recipe for perfect bliss!

Le St-André

In the heart of charming Saint-André-Avellin, Le St-André has a pub, an inn and a showroom with a varied and contemporary program. After the show, stay for the night! You get 15% off your room with the purchase of a ticket!

Castle life at Fairmont Le Château Montebello

With you loved one or with friends, the largest roundwood cottage in the world is the perfect destination for a stay you won’t soon forget. With a high-end restaurant, a quasi-olympic pool and a spa, why not give yourself a treat?

A surprising restaurant on 31 Milles Lake

Located in the Majopial Village, L’Huile d’Olive offers a variety of seasonal menus made from fresh local ingredients. There’s no wine list! Go directly to the wine cellar where you can choose from the impressive private import collection.

Auberge des Draveurs

Conveniently located in the heart of Maniwaki, the Auberge du Draveur offers a relaxing atmosphere where guests can enjoy the fitness room and spa facilities (spas, saunas and pool). Right on the trails, it’s no wonder it’s a favorite amongst snowmobilers!

The Winter Beerfest

The Winter Beerfest is more than 100 beers from two dozen craft breweries in Quebec and Ontario, gourmet snacks, and a festive atmosphere in the Grand Hall of the Canadian Museum of History. 2-3 February.

Trails

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Marathon Adventure
591

The Great White North

Departure from Gatineau

Four days, three nights, and hundreds of kilometres of sparkling snow to blast through. Here’s our suggestion for a trip through the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau, in the northern part of the Outaouais, aka snowmobile heaven!


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43
Friendly Expedition
148 Km

Winter trek in la Petite-Nation

Departure from Duhamel

La Petite-Nation is made of charming, hilly landscapes. On this trail, you’ll run through many welcoming villages while experiencing a unique agritourism offer. End your trek at the largest and most beautiful roundwood cottage in the world, the Fairmont Le Château Montebello.


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43
Curious Exploration
158 Km

The King of the North

Departure from Duhamel

Travel along magnificent Lac Simon and stay in the SEPAQ chalets. Stop in the village of Duhamel, where you’ll be greeted by hundreds of deer! The Papineau Labelle Reserve features vast trails and breathtaking scenery. You’ll feel like you’re alone in the world in this immense wilderness.


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13
Curious Exploration
352 km

The logger’s route

Departure from Maniwaki

The linear park reaching Maniwaki runs through several villages of the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau and goes along several bodies of water. You’ll find majestic Forêt de l’Aigle et its marvels: gigantic pines that are over 200 years old covering a third of its territory. This is quite rare in Québec! Warm up at the teepee shaped bivouac by the trail.


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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 $47.00 CAD

Centre touristique du Lac-Simon

DUHAMEL

Starting at $130.00 CAD

Majopial

Bouchette

Starting at $99 CAD

La Pointe à David

Grand-Remous

Starting at $57.50 CAD

Auberge du Draveur

Maniwaki

Starting at $124 CAD

Auberge Couleurs de France

Duhamel

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