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Snowmobile Contest: A Winner’s Impressions
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    John Donnelly

Snowmobile Contest: A Winner’s Impressions

A wonderful trip in Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie

Just under a year after winning our snowmobile contest for the 2021-2022 season, New York resident John Donnelly was finally able to make his trip a reality in March 2023. He returned home completely smitten!

Mr. Donnelly won an 8-day, 7-night stay in Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie in the company of three guests. We asked him to share his impressions of his trip with us:

“We all can’t thank you enough for such a wonderful vacation snowmobiling! The trails were great and groomed to perfection. I don’t think we ever had a bumpy trail on the more than 1350 km (850 mi.) we rode. Hotels were all wonderful, with beautiful rooms and great meals. Thanks again for the ride of a lifetime! Enjoy my photo dump!”

Are you planning a snowmobile trip in Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie? Let Mr. Donnelly’s itinerary inspire you to create your own! 

Snowmobile trip itinerary

Day 1: Rivière-du-Loup

Day 2: Rivière-du-Loup to Rimouski

  • Trail: Trans-Québec trail #5 (TQ5)
  • Distance travelled: 200 km (125 mi.)
  • Dinner and overnight: Hôtel Rimouski

Day 3: Rimouski to Amqui

  • Trail: TQ5
  • Distance travelled: 160 km (100 mi.)
  • Dinner and overnight: Sélectôtel Amqui

Day 4: Amqui to Carleton-sur-Mer

Day 5: Carleton-sur-Mer to Murdochville

  • Trails: TQ5, regional trail #595, a local trail and regional trail #597 
  • Distance travelled: 250 km (155 mi.)
  • Dinner and overnight: Chic-Chac

Day 6: Murdochville to Sainte-Anne-des-Monts

  • Trails: regional trail #595 and TQ5
  • Distance travelled: 175 km (110 mi.)
  • Dinner and overnight: Hôtel & Cie

Day 7: Sainte-Anne-des-Monts to Matane

  • Trail: TQ5
  • Distance travelled: 130 km (80 mi.)
  • Dinner and overnight: Riotel Matane

Day 8: Matane to Rivière-du-Loup

  • Trail: TQ5
  • Distance travelled: 260 km (160 mi.) 

Author Anne-Josée Pineau

Born in Bas-Saint-Laurent, Anne-Josée Pineau loves this region and is delighted to introduce others to it. Never far from the sea, she’s fascinated by lighthouses and could live on seafood alone! On this blog, she likes to write about our regions’ unusual attractions, make your mouth water by describing local delicacies, and pique your interest by revealing some of the hidden beauty found in Québec by the Sea. In other words, she wants to provide you with lots of ideas for an unforgettable vacation!

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