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!
2268 km of trail
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!
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.
Annual trail permit
Annual trail permits are sold by local clubs or online by FCMQ.