The St. Lawrence Tour

| 1 to 5 days |680 km (420 mi.) | from Rivière-du-Loup to Sacré-Coeur

Enjoy the best of both worlds by exploring sections of the Great Gaspé Peninsula Tour (TQ5) and the Northern Trail (TQ3). To cross the St. Lawrence River, hop on the F.-A.-Gauthier ferry from Matane to Baie-Comeau (or Godbout) for an unforgettable experience among the ice floes. Along the way, you will encounter spectacular scenery and colourful coastal villages as well as meet the locals whose hospitality is legendary.

Travel Itinerary

Rivière-du-Loup to Rimouski


Ride 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.

2 h 20Matane to Baie-Comeau (or Godbout)


Ride your snowmobile onto the F.-A.-Gauthier icebreaker, which will take you across the St. Lawrence River in about 2 h 20 min. Onboard amenities include a cafeteria, bar, film screenings and lounge. Note that there is only one daily crossing in each direction in the winter.

285 km (175 mi.)Baie-Comeau to Les Escoumins


This is your opportunity to cross the Manicouagan River on the longest snowmobile bridge in North America! The bridge is 213 metres (700 feet) long and 28 metres (90 feet) high.

A few kilometres outside the village of Portneuf-sur-Mer, you will cross a 30-metre (100-foot) bridge over the Portneuf River. If your schedule permits, ride across the bridge at night, when it is lit up!