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The 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 trail), the state of Maine (trails #544 and #561), the province of New Brunswick (trails TQ85 and #35) and the region of Chaudière-Appalaches (trails TQ5 and #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 near the Pohénégamook Santé Plein Air resort, where they come to feed every afternoon.
Bas-Saint-Laurent is also the only region where you can cross an ice bridge to an island in the St. Lawrence, from the village of L’Isle-Verte. On Île Verte (Green Island), you will see the oldest lighthouse on the St. Lawrence. In the evening, as you return from your snowmobile excursion, you can also admire a dazzling Bas-Saint-Laurent sunset.
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 Bas-Saint-Laurent snowmobile trail map, you will notice that it’s possible to explore this entire region from a single home base. The map also identifies the region’s many points of service (restaurants, snowmobile clubs and gas stations), so you can plan your itinerary accordingly.
- 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 the snowmobile trails and amenities of Bas-Saint-Laurent, call 1-800-563-5268.
- Consult our Vacation Packages section to find accommodations specifically geared towards snowmobilers.
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.