Québec/Charlevoix/Portneuf

General Information:

Québec : From Portneuf to the west, to Côte-de-Beaupré and Île d'Orléans to the east, snow abounds throughout the Québec City Area. Together, the Québec City, Charlevoix and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean regions feature more than 5,000 kilometres of unforgettable snowmobile trails.

Charlevoix : Snowmobiling in Charlevoix, Wow! On a 550-km marked out circuit strewn with hotels and restaurants, the amateur of great rides will be overwhelmed by such immensity. Whether on a short excursion alongside the St. Lawrence River or on a few days adventure racing on the mountain side, one thing is sure : Charlevoix is one of the best snowmobile destinations in North America.

Practical Information:

  • Regional network:
    11 clubs (1 864 Km of trails)
  • Main trails:
    3 at Saint-Marc-des-Carrières
    73 at Saint-Raymond-de-Portneuf & at Saint-Augustin (Saint-Lawrence river crossing from Charny)
    23 and 369 Laurentides wildlife Reserve
  • Accommodation accessible from the trail:
    2 000 rooms
  • Snow conditions:
    From mid-December to mid-March (sometimes a little earlier in Portneuf and Charlevoix)

Location:

Northwest of Montreal and surrounding the province’s capital, Quebec City, on the east and the west, on the North Shore of the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence. Served primarily by Highway 40 and Highway 138. Highways 20 and 73 (US 201) on the South Shore of the Saint-Lawrence bring you to Quebec City via the Pierre Laporte Bridge. The trail network can be accessed at many points close to these highways.

Principal cities: Québec – Saint-Raymond – Donnacona – Beaupré – Baie-Saint-Paul – La Malbaie

Attractions:

  • Île d’Orléans (trail 300)
  • The Charlevoix Casino (trail 3)
  • L'Isle-aux-Coudres (trail 377)
  • The Quebec Carnival, beginning of February (trail 3)
  • Zec Batiscan-Neilson (trails 23 & 73)
  • L’Étape (trails 23 and 369)

From the region:

  • Mauricie to the west (trails 3, 73, 318 and 353)
  • Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean to the Northeast (trails 83, 23 and 383)
  • Manicouagan to the East (trail 3)
  • Chaudière-Appalaches to the South (trail 75 to Charny after the ferry from Saint-Augustin)

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