The St. Lawrence Tour

| 5 days |640 km (395 mi.) + 2 h 20 by ferry | 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

140 km (85 mi.)Rivière-du-Loup to Rimouski


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 in the winter, the ferry only makes one return trip per day, except Wednesdays and Fridays when it makes two.

The ferry schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions. Please make sure it’s running on the day you want to take it by visiting the ferry company’s website or by subscribing to email/text alerts (or both) once you’ve created an account (no purchase necessary).

280 km (175 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!