The Bas-Saint-Laurent – Gaspésie Snowmobile Tour

| 10 days |1920 km (1195 miles) | from Rivière-du-Loup to Rivière-du-Loup

The Bas-Saint-Laurent – Gaspésie Snowmobile Tour is famous for its excellent snow and trail conditions as well as its breathtaking scenery. From Rivière-du-Loup, follow Trans-Québec trail #5 (TQ5), which will take you from the mountains to the sea, with magnificent vistas all along the way. With its bridges, snowy forest trails and frozen waters, this tour is a dream come true for snowmobilers!

Travel Itinerary

200 km (125 mi.)Rivière-du-Loup to Rimouski


Enjoy a unique experience: drive across the ice bridge that links L’Isle-Verte (the village) to Île Verte (the island) to see the oldest lighthouse on the St. Lawrence (via trail #567). Make sure the ice is solid before you cross.

In the Trois-Pistoles sector, take trail #518 (via trail #571) and enjoy an exceptionally wide trail section, which loops back to TQ5 towards Rimouski.

Head next to the Saint-Fabien lookout (via trail #518 and a local trail) to admire an amazing view of the St. Lawrence River, the nearby coast and Bic National Park.

135 km (85 mi.)Matane to Sainte-Anne-Des-Monts


From Saint-Paulin, head inland towards the Chic-Choc Mountains on trail #595, one of the most beautiful trails in the region. Admire magnificent panoramas from the foot of Eastern Québec’s highest mountains.

355 km (220 mi.)Sainte-Anne-Des-Monts to Gaspé


This trail section is renowned for its panoramic views. Your journey will take you into the mountains as well as through picturesque villages nestled in magnificent bays.

 Riding up to the top of Mt. Saint-Pierre is a must for a stunning view of the St. Lawrence.

330 km (205 mi.)Gaspé to New Richmond


In Percé, take the trail behind the church and ride to the top of Mt. Sainte-Anne for an exceptional must-see view of Percé Rock and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

In Grande-Rivière, drive over the river by the same name on the newly built suspension bridge, which is 6.7 metres (23 feet) high, 1.8 metres (6 feet) wide and 81.7 metres (270 feet) long. This is one of the longest snowmobile bridges in Québec.

180 km (110 mi.)Causapscal to Mont-Joli


Famous for its heavy snowfall all season long, the Saint-Pierre Mountain offers a spectacular 360-degree view of the region (via trail #587).

Mont-Joli to Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac


Option 1 – 220 km (135 mi.)
(via trail #548 from Mont-Lebel and TQ85)

This option will take you through the high country up and down hills, through woods and alongside lakes. In Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, enjoy a lovely view of Lake Témiscouata.


Option 2 – 230 km (145 mi.)
(via trail #548 from Mont-Lebel, trail #569 and TQ85)

This option takes you south on trail #569 (via trail #548) to Dégelis. From there, you will ride north to Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac alongside Lake Témiscouata, the region’s largest body of water.