Snowmobile ride amongst the giants

4 days snowmobile tour with half a day dogsledding

Along the northern shore of the St. Lawrence River stretches the Laurentian mountain range, which lends its name to the surrounding region. Here severe landscapes transform into a wonderland abounding with possibilities for outdoor adventure, and this magnificent region of Quebec is rendered yet more breathtaking when blanketed in snow. Further north, the Charlevoix region lies between mountains and sea, offering splendid views of the St. Lawrence below. Impenetrable forests, thundering streams, and frozen lakes by the hundreds: the Laurentians and Charlevoix offer a fascinating backdrop for a snowmobiling escapade in the heart of the Belle Province. Float through enchanting wintertime landscapes at the handlebars of your own little rocket, and immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind culture. At the end of each day discovering Quebec’s most unforgettable spaces, come home to cozy log cabins and traditional inns.

2650$ starting at
Departures and prices
  • Place of departure
    Arrival point
    Date
    Price
  • Montreal
    Montreal
    Saturday, 6 January 2018
    2650$
  • Montreal
    Montreal
    Saturday, 13 January 2018
    2650$
  • Montreal
    Montreal
    Saturday, 20 January 2018
    2650$
  • Montreal
    Montreal
    Saturday, 27 January 2018
    2790$
  • Montreal
    Montreal
    Saturday, 3 February 2018
    2790$
  • Montreal
    Montreal
    Saturday, 10 February 2018
    2790$
  • Montreal
    Montreal
    Saturday, 17 February 2018
    2790$
  • Montreal
    Montreal
    Saturday, 24 February 2018
    2790$
  • Montreal
    Montreal
    Saturday, 3 March 2018
    2650$
  • Montreal
    Montreal
    Saturday, 10 March 2018
    2650$
  • Montreal
    Montreal
    Saturday, 17 March 2018
    2650$
Information
  • 4 days
  • 560 km km
  • BRP Skidoo Expedition LE 900 ACE
  • Beginner
  • Solo or duo
Development
  • Day 1

    Day 1
    Arrival in 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 to your hotel by your own. Enjoy free time in the evening and discover the economic and cultural capital of Quebec.

  • Day 2

    Day 2
    Montreal-Wendake

  • Follow the path of the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City, Quebec’s political capital and the only fortified city in North America. Travel a short distance to the Huron reserve of Wendake to be immersed in the history and culture of Canada’s First Nations communities. Enjoy a traditional First Nations lunch and visit the site. In the afternoon, delve into Quebec winter for the first time when you head out on a snowshoeing excursion (unguided). Dinner and night in a unique hotel located in the heart of a museum devoted to First Nations history and culture.

  • Day 3

    Day 3
    Wendake-Stoneham
    100km

  • This morning marks your first encounter with your snowmobile, which will transport you over powdery paths for days to come. 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 in the Laurentian mountains bordering the Quebec City region. After a traditional lunch in the heart of the boreal forest, you’ll continue on to your accommodations for the night situated in the heart of Laurentides mountains, Well known to Quebec skiers.

  • Day 4

    Day 4
    Stoneham-wilderness reserve
    130km

  • Another glorious day of snowmobiling awaits today, promising the discovery of splendid landscapes within the Laurentians Wilderness Reserve. Follow the path of the Montmorency River, which winds between the mountains to arrive at your lodging for the night: a remote cabin nestled beside a bay in the magnificent Lake of Seven Islands. Settle into your room, light the woodstove, prepare a nourishing meal, and enjoy a warm and amicable evening in the cottage.

  • Day 5

    Day 5
    Wilderness reserve-Les Eboulements 170km

  • In the morning, depart for the spectacular Charlevoix region, known not only for its stunning landscapes, but also for its cuisine. The trail you’ll take follows a path between the mountains and the river, offering superb viewpoints of rolling hills and rocky headlands jutting dramatically into the St. Lawrence. After a much-deserved break and restorative lunch at a snowmobile stop, you’ll hop back on your machine and glide over sparkling white to arrive in the late afternoon at a welcoming inn, your home for the night. Dinner will be served in the inn’s dining room, and you’ll enjoy a quiet, warm evening until it’s time for bed.

  • Day 6

    Day 6
    Les Eboulements-Wendake
    160km

  • 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. On route stop at the dogsledding base for a unique dogsledding experience. Upon arrival, the howling and excitement of the dogs will immediately plunge you into the mushers experience. A “Musher” is the name given to a dogsled pilot and you will become a musher after your dogsledding experience. Start by meeting the dogs, harnessing them up to your sled and a security crash course of dogsled driving and you off for an 1h30 of pure authentic “québécois” experience in the Charlevoix backcountry offering astonishing vistas and breathtaking scenery.
    At the end of the day, you’ll return to snowmobiling base camp, return your equipment and machines, and transfer for the First Nations Museum Hotel in Wendake, where you’ll spend the next two nights.

  • Day 7

    Day 7
    Wendake-Quebec-Wendake

  • In the morning, visit Quebec’s unique Ice Hotel, where exceptional ephemeral architecture and sculpture bears witness to the spectacular talents of Quebecois artisans. Next, head toward Quebec City, an architectural jewel and the only fortified city in North America. Take advantage of a free afternoon to explore the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the old city, the Petit Champlain quarter, the Plains of Abraham, or the iconic Château Frontenac. Lunch and diner not included. Return to your hotel in the evening.

  • Day 8

    Day 8
    Wendake-Montréal Departure

  • he 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
  • 4-day guided snowmobiling excursion in the Laurentides and Charlevoix
  • 2 h dogsledding excursion
  • Visit Quebec City and the Ice Hotel
  • A snowshoeing excursion along the river
  • Visit Huron-Wendake and enjoy a Native breakfast
  • 3 nights in a 4 star, First Nations hotel – a unique experience
  • Nights at inns and chalets after a snowmobiling excursion
  • A professionally guided snowmobiling tour
  • Quality snowmobiles and equipment

INCLUSIVE

  • Transfers to/from Montreal/Quebec: D2–D8
  • All meals (7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners) from breakfast of D2 to breakfast of D7
  • 7 nights of accommodations: 1 night in Montreal, 3 nights in the Québec area and 3 nights in cottages or traditional inns during the snowmobile excursion
  • 4-days guided duo snowmobiling adventure – Bombardier BRP Ski-Doo 900 cc ACE 4 strokes, including gas
  • $0 damage deposit on snowmobiles in case of accident
  • Local speaking professional snowmobiling guide for the duration of your adventure (maximum 8 snowmobiles per guide)
  • Guide’s equipment includes: satellite telephone, GPS SPOT tracker, first aid kit and survival equipment
  • Snowmobile equipment: helmet, two-piece extreme cold-weather gear (jacket and bib pants), mittens, boots and under-helmet balaclava. Waterproof bag for your personal effects (1 bag 35l-40l/pers.)
  • Assistance from operations team at snowmobile base camp
  • Civil liability insurance
  • Right of access to FCMQ-federated trails
  • Emergency assistance/replacement of snowmobile in the even of mechanical problems
  • 2 h dogsledding excursion (2 pers./dogsled) including briefing and harnessing the dogs
  • Ice Hotel visit (unguided)
  • Visit to a First Nations (Huron-Wendat) site and unguided snowshoeing trail
  • Accompaniment for group transfers
  • Canadian taxes (including accommodations taxes and service fees)
  • Consumer Protection Office fees

NON INCLUSIVE

  • International flight
  • Personal expenses, drinks (other than beverages included with meals such as coffee and tea)
  • Transfer D1 from Montreal airport to Montréal downtown hotel
  • Transfer D8 from Montreal Downtown to Montreal airport
  • Dinner on D1 and D7 and lunches on D7 and D8
  • Supplement single rider on a snowmobile, including if solo sign-up & there are an odd-number of passengers
  • Transferring snowmobiles back to base in case of accidents, immobilization, or abandonment
  • Luggage porterage
  • Guide and driver tips (It is customary to plan on $3-5 per person, per day, for the tour guide, and $3 for the driver per day of transfer)