The St. Lawrence Tour

| 5 days |665 km (415 mi.) | from Rivière-du-Loup to Sacré-Coeur

Enjoy the best of both worlds by exploring sections of the Bas-Saint-Laurent – Gaspésie Snowmobile Tour (TQ5) and the Northern Trail (TQ3). To cross the St. Lawrence Estuary, hop on the 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 Estuary, the nearby coast and Parc national du Bic.

2 h 20 by ferryMatane to Baie-Comeau (or Godbout)


Ride your snowmobile onto the icebreaker, which will take you across the St. Lawrence Estuary in about 2.5 hours. Onboard amenities include a cafeteria, bar, film screenings and lounge. Note that there is only one daily crossing in each direction in the winter.

Since the ferry schedule is subject to change depending on weather conditions, please call to confirm the ferry is leaving at the scheduled time: 1-877-562-6560.

270 km (170 mi.)Baie-Comeau to Les Escoumins


This is your opportunity to cross the Manicouagan River on the highest 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!