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 5,700 km (3,542 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!
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.
Le Tour du Lac
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.
Le circuit La Passerelle du 49e
The Passerelle du 49e is a new circuit located north of the 49e parallele in the Parc regional des Grandes-Rivières of the Lake Saint-Jean. Discover carefully the fantastic rivers at the north of Lake Saint-Jean as you ride on the 236 km trail and cross the seven bridges. Snow conditions are among the most impressive in the Province of Québec.
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!
Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu
Located in the Charlevoix region renowned for its natural and cultural heritage, Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu is a 5-star year-round resort offering 405 renovated guestrooms, including 16 suites. Whether in winter or in summer, our diverse and full range of activities will be sure to please everyone. Winter and summer, you can enjoy our all-season outdoor and indoor heated pools and Jacuzzis, or take part in one of many activities offered on-site via our Multi Sport Center. Visit our stables, take a historic guided tour of the hotel, play mini-putt, skate or tube, bike… many more activities await you. There is even a kids’ and game room and rental of equipment is available.
Place your bets! Those enjoying gambling will love trying their luck at the Casino de Charlevoix. Between the slot machines and the many gaming tables, take advantage of the friendly atmosphere to stop by the bar or sway to trendy electric music. That is Charlevoix : a win-win place!
Petit Manoir du Casino
Located in the heart of La Malbaie, on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the Petit Manoir du Casino offers comfort and relaxation in one of its 113 new or renovated rooms in 2015. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and those renovated in 2015 are also equipped with an electric fireplace. Le Petit Manoir offers free direct access to the O’Quartz micro-climate spa, the Zen Évasion massotherapy center and the Petit Manoir’s Les Délices restaurant inside the Petit Manoir du Casino. Le Petit Manoir du Casino is at a 5-minute walk away from the Casino du Charlevoix and close to snowmobile trails.
Route des Saveurs
From Petite-Rivière-Saint-François to La Malbaie, Epicureans treat themselves to a gastronomic adventure on the Flavour Trail. Here, ciders, traditionally made beers, cheeses and exquisite chocolates, organic meat, well raised ducks and products from the farm all contribute to its renown. Whether we stop at the producers for a tasting or sit down to dinner, Charlevoix’s agrotourism tour is a stunning experience.
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Lodging offersSee all offers
Starting at $79 CAD
GITE AVENTURES NORD EXPÉ
Starting at $199 CAD
Auberge des 3 Canards
Starting at $109 CAD
HÔTEL SUPER 8 QUÉBEC
Starting at $79 CAD
Chalet Maison Chez Laurent
Starting at $71 CAD
Auberge de Jeunesse La Malbaie
Starting at $37 CAD
Motel Le Point de Vue
Starting at $189 CAD
Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu et Casino de Charlevoix
Starting at $67.50 CAD
AUBERGE DES ÎLES
Starting at $135 CAD
CENTRE DE PLEIN-AIR MONT-VILAIN
Starting at $250 CAD
Chalet du 4e
Saint-Léonard de Protneuf
Snowmobile rentalsSee all offers
Starting at $ CAD
Snowmobile rentals Saguenay−Lac-Saint-Jean
Starting at $225 CAD
Motoneige Charlevoix (Top Location)
Starting at $100 CAD
SM Sport Rental department
Starting at $235 CAD
Starting at $134.99 CAD
Pourvoirie du Lac Beauport
Contacts & maps
Annual trail permits
Annual trail permits are sold online by FCMQ.