Gaspésie

General Information:

Enjoy winter in Gaspésie to the fullest on your snowmobile! Ride over 3000 km of groomed and marked trails, and discover spectacular views overlooking the sea and mountains. Experience the thrill of ideal snowmobiling conditions thanks to heavy snowfall. Stop in the many snowmobile facilities along the way, which are maintained by 18 snowmobile clubs. Sip a good alcoholic coffee by the fire and chat with interesting people. Treat yourself to a delicious meal featuring regional flavours and then settle in for a cozy night at one of our welcoming hotels or inns.

Practical Information:

  • Regional network:
    Gaspésie : 17 clubs (3 134 Km of trails)
    Îles-de-la-Madeleine : 1 club (138 Km of trails)
  • Regional network:
    Trans-Québec 5 : Tour of the Gaspé peninsula
    597 : Grande-Rivière to Anse-Pleureuse, via Murdochville
    595: New Richmond to Saint-Paulin
    599: Grand Ruisseau to Cap Gridley (Îles de la Madeleine)
  • Accommodation accessible from the trail:
    Gaspé: Numerous amenities all along the trails
    Îles-de-la-Madeleine: Not available
  • Snow conditions:
    Gaspé: by the end of December until mid-April
    Îles-de-la-Madeleine: by the end of December until mid-March

Location:

Gaspe: On the South Shore of the Saint-Lawrence river, East of Quebec City served mainly by Highway 132. Îles-de-la-Madeleine : The Îles-de-la-Madeleine archipelago is located in the heart of the Gulf of St-Lawrence, 215 kilometres from Gaspé. The islands form a crescent, stretching 65 km in a Southwest /Northeast orientation. The « Madelinots » live on Atlantic time, that is, one hour later than the rest of Quebec. Access by automobile is from Souris (Prince Edward Island) to Cap-aux-Meules, about a five hour ferry ride.

Principal cities of Gaspe: Mont-Joli – Matane – Amqui – Sainte-Anne-des-Monts – Rivière-au-Renard – Gaspé – Percé – Grande-Rivière – Chandler – Paspébiac – Bonaventure – New Richmond – Carleton

Principal cities of the Iles-de-la-Madeleine: Cap-aux-Meules – Havre Aubert – Grand-Ruisseau – L'Étang-du-Nord – Havre aux Maisons – Grosse-Île

Attractions:

  • Percé Rock (Trans-Quebec trail 5)
  • Mont-Saint-Pierre Cliffs (Trans-Quebec trail 5)
  • Matane Wildlife Reserve and Chec-Chocs mountains (trail 595)
  • Murdochville wind mills (trail 597)
  • Watch the seals on the ice floes in February (Îles-de-la-Madeleine)

From the region:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent to the West (Trans-Quebec trail 5)
  • Cote-Nord (Take the ferry at Matane)
  • New-Brunswick (Trans-Quebec trails 5 and NB 22 or Local trail at Ste-Irène)

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