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Snowmobiling: What to See in Côte-Nord
  • Snowmobile bridge over the Manicouagan River, Baie-Comeau, Côte-Nord
    Sébastien St-Jean

Snowmobiling: What to See in Côte-Nord

The Côte-Nord region is made up of vast, unspoiled natural landscapes that are criss-crossed by many kilometres of snowmobile trails. Discover the sights you shouldn’t miss on your next snowmobile trip in this region!

The Saguenay Fjord

Over 100 km (60 mi.) long and from 2 to 3 km (1 to 2 mi.) wide, the Saguenay Fjord is a majestic body of water stretching from Saint-Fulgence in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region to Tadoussac in Côte-Nord. If you arrive in this region from the west via Trans-Québec trail #3 (TQ3), you’ll have the opportunity to cross the mouth of the fjord on the Baie-Sainte-Catherine–Tadoussac ferry. To admire the immensity of this area, follow Trans-Québec trail #93 from TQ3 or from Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean and stop in Sacré-Coeur, where you can soak up an amazing panoramic view of the fjord.

The Manicouagan Bridge

Have you ever ridden your sled over a snowmobile bridge that’s 27.4 metres (90 feet) high and 213 metres (700 feet) long? This is the experience that awaits you on the Manicouagan Bridge, which also happens to be the highest in the world! Easily accessible, this structure is on TQ3 and is about halfway between Chute-aux-Outardes and Baie-Comeau.

The Groulx Mountains

The 30 or so peaks over 1000 metres (3300 feet) high found in the Groulx Mountains are a true reflection of the Côte-Nord region: immense, wild and pristine! Located east of the Manicouagan Reservoir, these mountains (also known as the Uapishka Mountains) are a true paradise for fans of backcountry snowmobiling and powder! You can explore them on your sled with Station Uapishka, which offers a guided package for groups of up to 6 people. To get there, you’ll first have to drive to Baie-Comeau on Route 389 and then continue north for another 335 km (210 mi.), transporting your snowmobile on a trailer. We recommend you book your stay well in advance!

Are you planning a snowmobile trip in Côte-Nord? Discover various ride ideas that will allow you to see all these sights and more! And remember to book your accommodations as soon as possible. Happy trails!

Author Anthony Lepage

Originally from Le Bic, in Bas-Saint-Laurent, Anthony Lepage is passionate about extreme sports. In the summer, he spends all his free time on mountain bike trails, while in the winter, he can be found on ski slopes or in the glades in search of powder. Fascinated by the spectacular landscapes of Eastern Québec, he decided to return to his native region after a stint in the big city, to enjoy a lifestyle in harmony with nature. Through the posts he’s writing for this blog, he hopes to help you discover the amazing natural playgrounds hidden throughout this vast territory.

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