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Planning a Snowmobile Trip in Bas-Saint-Laurent
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Planning a Snowmobile Trip in Bas-Saint-Laurent

Rolling out the White Carpet!

Bas-Saint-Laurent by snowmobile is one long lookout from the Appalachian Highlands, offering a series of magnificent views of the St. Lawrence and its islands. From Kamouraska along the flats of Rivière-du-Loup to the mountains of Le Bic, each local trail leads you to a picturesque village and reveals yet another spectacular seascape.

How to get there

Bas-Saint-Laurent snowmobile trails are accessible from Gaspésie (TQ5), the state of Maine (trails #544 and #561), the province of New Brunswick (TQ85 and trail #35) and the region of Chaudière-Appalaches (TQ5 and trail #35).

Rivière-du-Loup is an amazing gateway for snowmobilers from the Maritime provinces, the United States and even regions to the west such as Ontario. The town centre is easily accessible by snowmobile and a great starting point for several different snowmobile rides.

What to see

Bas-Saint-Laurent is a land of many lakes and forests. The Parc Linéaire Monk and the Petit Témis Interprovincial Linear Park, both of which follow former railway beds, will take you from one end of the region to the other, along the shores of immense Lake Témiscouata and mysterious Lake Pohénégamook. White-tailed deer can easily be observed in Pohénégamook, where they come to feed every afternoon.

Depending on your itinerary, you can explore the highlands of Bas-Saint-Laurent or go into town centres such as Rimouski and Rivière-du-Loup, where you will be warmly welcomed and find all the services and amenities you need for an enjoyable stay.

Read the “Bas-Saint-Laurent: Top 5 Spots to Discover While Snowmobiling” blog post for other recommendations by seasoned snowmobilers.

Trails and services

As soon as you open the snowmobile trail map, you’ll notice that the region offers many snowmobile-friendly accommodations, including some that allow you to explore Bas-Saint-Laurent via loop rides.

Practical information

  • Each year, the FCMQ hosts an open-house weekend, during which you can explore the snowmobile trails of Québec for free. Visit their website to find out when the next open house will take place.
  • For general information about snowmobile trails and amenities in Bas-Saint-Laurent, call 1-800-563-5268.
  • Consult our Vacation Packages and Offers section to find accommodations specifically geared towards snowmobilers.

Download or order the Bas-Saint-Laurent snowmobile trail map today so you can plan your trip to this region while taking into account which services are available along your route.

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charles mccully

can u rent a sled in this area and how much for a day

Le Québec maritimeLe Québec maritime

Hi! We suggest you to contact the rental companies mentioned on the Bas-Saint-Laurent trail map (in our brochure section) for all the details.