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!
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.
For snowmobilers, the Monts-Valin mountains are the best you can find. They flock there with the first snow and don’t leave until spring. The trail network is exceptional, snowfall is guaranteed, maintenance is constant, services and accommodations are plentiful, you’re all set! Discover the 5 summits circuit who runs through the Monts-Valin, amid 5 different peaks at an altitude of more than 770 m, offering an incredible view of the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region, and the Saguenay fjord in particular. In certain spots on the trail, you can see the wind turbines in the parc des Laurentides, the lac Saint-Jean and the city of Saguenay.
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!
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!
The Lake Saint-Jean
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. Try the new circuit La Passerelle du 49e. 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 Quebec.
Hôtel-Motel Castel de la mer
Ideally located in the historic district of Pointe-au-Pic in La Malbaie, the Castel de la Mer Hotel offers easy access to all the major sights and activities that Charlevoix is known for. Nearby, you will also find plenty of dining options within walking distance of the hotel.
The Saguenay Fjord
The Saguenay Fjord is majestic in winter, with its steep cliffs that plunge into its icy waters, wind-swept summits and abundant snowfalls. Highlighted by beautiful villages, everything it is easy to enjoy a variety of quality activities and accommodations. Enjoy your snowmobile trip to visit the ice fishing villages of La Baie, L’Anse-Saint-Jean, Saint-Rose-du-Nord and Saint-Fulgence. Discover the Route du Fjord circuit, which runs along the north and south shores of the fjord and which will take you to exceptional points of view. Once in Tadoussac, hop on board the ferry to cross the Saguenay.
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Hôtel Le Must
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Howard Johnson Québec
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Le Relais des 2 charmes
Starting at $71 CAD
La Remontée - Appartement et hôtel
Starting at $109 CAD
Casino de Charlevoix
Starting at $83 CAD
DELTA SAGUENAY - HÔTEL ET CENTRE DE CONGRÈS
SAGUENAY (ARR. JONQUIÈRE)
Starting at $89 CAD
PASSERELLE DU 49e - CIRCUIT MOTONEIGE
Starting at $219 CAD
OTL GOUVERNEUR SAGUENAY
SAGUENAY (ARR. CHICOUTIMI)
Starting at $121 CAD
AUBERGE DES 21
SAGUENAY (ARR. LA BAIE)
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Snowmobile rentals Saguenay−Lac-Saint-Jean
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Pourvoirie du Lac Beauport
Village sur glace de Roberval
Charlevoix Great Snowmobilers' Get-Together
Festival neige en fête de Saint-Raymond
Québec Winter Carnival
Ode to Winter
Contacts & maps
Annual trail permits
Annual trail permits are sold online by FCMQ.