6 Days snowmobile tour
The Boréal Trail
on and off trails
Québec-Charlevoix-Mts Valin-Québec North Shore

Snowmobile all inclusive tour 8 days/7 nights starting on Saturday

The St. Lawrence, a grand river that feeds much of eastern Canada and connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean, is in winter the scene of a truly spectacular sight : that of great ships slaloming between massive blocks of ice. At the charming village of Tadoussac, the majestic Saguenay Fjord meets the river, its waters frozen solid in winter. Its steep cliff faces, covered thickly by snow-covered forests, frame panoramas that are truly unforgettable.

Your journey by snowmobile will reach its peak in the heart of an immense boreal forest, where you’ll float over the spectacular powder of the Monts Valin backcountry to reach the warm ambiance of a traditional lodge lost in the middle of nowhere! Add to this the adventure of a ferry trip across the frigid waters of the fjord, a visit to the magnificent Laurentians Wildlife Reserve, and a passage through Charlevoix, one of Quebec’s most beautiful regions. In the middle of all of these magical landscapes, charming log cabins and inviting traditional inns await to welcome you at the end of each day. Discover great Nordic expanses and immerse yourself in an authentic cultural experience

4170$ starting at
Departures and prices
  • Place of departure
    Arrival point
    Date
    Price
  • Montreal
    Montreal
    Saturday, 13 January 2018
    4170$
  • Montreal
    Montreal
    Saturday, 3 March 2018
    4330$
Information
  • 6 days
  • 1150km km
  • BRP Skidoo Expedition LE 900 ACE
  • Sport level
  • Solo
Development
  • Day 1

    Day 1 Montreal

  • After flying over the white expanses that stretch continuously west from the Atlantic, your plane will touch down in the vibrant city of Montreal. Transfer by your own to your hotel. Enjoy free time in the evening and discover the economic and cultural capital of Quebec.

  • Day 2

    Day 2 Montreal-Laurentian natural reserve
    130km snowmobiling

  • Travel toward Quebec City, where you’ll start your snowmobiling adventure along the snowy trails of Quebec. At the snowmobiling base camp, you’ll be outfitted with cold weather gear and your very own “snow machine.” After a security briefing and driving guidelines, you’ll hit the trails with your professional snowmobiling guide. Lunch in a snowmobile stop. At the end of the day, arrive at your cottage in the Laurentian Wilderness Reserve, which you will have roamed while following the contours of the winding Montmorency River. Night in a chalet beside Sept-Iles Lake.

    ACTIVITY

  • Day 3

    Day 3
    Laurentian Natural reserve-
    Mt Valin
    240km Snowmobiling

  • Today’s journey brings you to the heart of one of the most beautiful corners of the region where winter is king: the Laurentians Wilderness Reserve. You’ll cruise along the path of the Montmorency River, which feeds the famous Montmorency Falls near Quebec City. This splendid river meanders through the Laurentian mountains and is the centerpiece of the loveliest winter landscapes. As you move north toward the spectacular Saguenay Fjord, you will pass charming villages of coloured rooftops, sleepy and silent in the cold of winter. The trail will lead to the impressive Chutes-a-Caron dam, which spans the Saguenay River. From there, you will head straight north toward Monts-Valin National Park. Night at Relais Onatchiway.

  • Day 4

    Day 4
    Mt Valin-Lac Travers
    220 km Snowmobiling

  • After a restful night, you’ll grip your handlebars and rev up your snow machine once again; today you’ll be hitting the backcountry for the northernmost leg of your expedition, a ride through brute wilderness. You will leave the Saguenay region and plunge into the Côte Nord region, where a giant meteorite once fell, leaving behind one of Earth’s largest craters. Here, the vegetation thins as the boreal forest begins to give way to the unforgiving taiga. In this territory of the Innu and Naskapi peoples, the most magnificent panoramas are revealed as you make your way through the backcountry. Faced with the sheer immensity of the North, the feeling of freedom is sure to intensify with each moment. Night at the Chenail du Nord Lodge.

  • Day 5

    Day 5
    Lac Travers- Sacré coeur
    230 km

  • After a nourishing breakfast enjoyed in an ambiance marked by the remoteness of the site, where caribou and moose are more plentiful than people, you’ll head back to the trails. You’ll float away from the lodge on crisp, white trails and progress through ever more wild territories toward the magnificent St. Lawrence River. From time to time, you’ll enjoy views of the dramatic frozen coastline and gargatuan ice floes. Arrive at the end of the day in Sacré Cœur, where you’ll find once again the shores of the Saguenay Fjord.

  • Day 6

    Day 6
    Sacré coeur-St Aimé des Lacs
    150 km

  • Departure for Tadoussac, the village where the fjord and the great river meet. The highlight of your day will be a boat ride through the ice floes of the fjord on a ferry connecting the Côte Nord region to Charlevoix! The trail you’ll take follows a southbound path between the mountains and the river in the Charlevoix region, offering superb viewpoints of rolling hills and rocky headlands jutting dramatically into the frozen St. Lawrence. Arrive late in the day in St Aimé des Lacs, where you’ll sleep in a traditional snowmobile lodge at the doorstop of the splendid Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Malbaie National Park.

  • Day 7

    Day 7
    La Malbaie-Wendake
    165 km

  • After a good breakfast, you’ll head out for your final day of snowmobiling. This last leg brings you once again over brilliant white expanses situated between the St. Lawrence River, dense with massive ice floes, and the snow-laden contours of the Laurentian mountain range. At the end of the day, you’ll return to snowmobiling base camp, return your equipment and machines, and transfer to your hôtel.

  • Day 8

    Day 8
    Wendake-Montreal Departure

  • The end of your journey is marked by your return along the contours of the St. Lawrence River to the city of Montreal. Depending on your flight schedule, transfer by your own directly to the airport or you may spend a few hours taking in the sites of this great metropolis, for example is historical heart, the Old Port, or the charming neighborhoods that surround it.

Details
  • 6 day snowmobiling excursion in the Charlevoix, Saguenay and Laurentides Reserve regions
  • 1 day full off trail
  • Authentic inns, chalets and outfitters during the snowmobile excursion
  • A professionally guided snowmobiling tour
  • Quality snowmobiles and equipment