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


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


  • 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)

Trails conditions

Sentiers État Conditions Mise à jour
Association des Motoneigistes Manicouagan 2024-03-31
Club de Motoneige Harfang du Nord 2024-03-30
Club de Motoneige Les Bolides de Ragueneau 2024-03-26
Club de Motoneigistes de la Minganie 2024-01-23
Club de motoneigistes Odanak  2024-04-02
CLub De Motoneigistes ‘Les Exploreurs’ De Sault-Au-Mouton 2024-04-07
Club le Blizzard de Havre-Saint-Pierre 2024-03-01
Club Les Zigglous Godbout 2024-03-30
Club Motoneige Les Lagopèdes  2024-04-12
Club motoneige Ook-Pik 2024-04-07
Club Motoneigistes Bourane   2024-04-05
Club Motoneigistes Les Rôdeurs 2024-04-09
Club Nord-Neige Forestville 2024-04-02
Club sportif des Bouleaux Blancs Des Escoumins 2024-04-09


Conditions observees Etat du sentier
Excellente Ouvert
Très bonne Partiellement ouvert
Bonne Fermé
Moyenne Information non-disponible
Aucune observation