Côte-Nord

General Information:

One of the bridges you will cross is the highest of its kind in the world, at 27.4 metres above the water. On the Lower-North-Shore, the “Route blanche” is a paradise of unspoilt nature between the charming and welcoming villages. Get yourself a copy of the Côte-Nord Snowmobile and Quad map.

Practical Information:

  • Regional network:
    14 clubs (2 320 Km of trails)
  • Main trails:
    The North Shore is served mainly by trail 3 from Tadoussac up to Baie Johan-Beetz. A marked trail, maintained by the Quebec Ministry of Transportation, extends trail 3 along the coast to Blanc-Sablon on the Lower North Shore. There are a multitude of local trails. There is also an « explorer » type trail called the « Challenge of the Great North » which joins Port-Cartier (to the south) to Fermont (in the north). This 400 km long unmarked trail requires the accompaniment of a professional guide.
  • Accommodation accessible from the trail:
    Manicouagan : 745 rooms
    Duplessis : 635 rooms
  • Snow conditions:
    From the beginning of December (Fermont region) until mid-April

Location:

At the far east of Quebec, on the North Shore of the Saint-Lawrence and to the east of the Saguenay River, bordering Labrador (Newfoundland) to the east. Served mainly by Highway 138 from Quebec City and Highway 172 from Chicoutimi. It is possible to cross the St Lawrence. The trail network is accessible at various points.

Principal cities: Tadoussac – Les Escoumins – Forestville – Baie-Comeau – Port-Cartier – Sept-îles – Havre-Saint-Pierre – Natashquan – Fermont

Attractions:

  • Caribous (Fermont)
  • The longest snowmobile bridge in North America (trail 3)
  • Numerous observation points all along the coast of the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence and the Saguenay Fjord…

From the region:

  • Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean at North-West (Trail 93)
  • Charlevoix at West (Trail 3)
  • Gaspe at South (Trail 3 and Baie-Comeau-Matane-Godbout Ferry)

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