Alaska and Canada

Quebec

You'll be tempted to never leave Quebec, once you've sampled Quebec's 20,000 spectacular miles of trails. The birthplace and headquarters of Ski-Doo, Quebec is a Ski-Dooer's paradise!

Where to begin? Try Lanaudière, close to Montreal and to the U.S.'s northeastern states and bordered to the north by the Laurentian Mountains. 1,400 miles of trail invite you to take a jaunt through the region, and with an average of six feet of snow there will be plenty to blast through these trails. You will likely be able to ride here from mid-November through March because of the cold temperatures and heavy snowfall. Lanaudière includes part of Mont-Tremblant Park, the largest national park in Quebec, which can be seen via snowmobile. Popular spots to visit include St. Come, Auberge le Cabanon and St. Michel des Saintes.

We suggest you take a trip to Ski-Doo's Valcourt headquarters as well to learn how the "ski dog" became the "Ski-Doo." The Valcourt Museum features the inventive history of Ski-Doo from Joseph-Armand Bombardier, known to some as the father of snowmobiling. Valcourt also is great for vintage sled lovers, as you'll find museums, exhibitions, and if you ride the trails, you might just catch a glimpse of a number of functioning antique Ski-Doos in the area.

Read about our ride in the beautiful Saguenay-Lac Saint Jean region. AmSnow's Feb. 2008 issue, p. 52.

On the western edge of Quebec, there are 2,186 miles of snowmobile highways waiting for you in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Snowfall can reach up to 24 feet there. This French-influenced area has plenty of lodging and restaurants. You may even be lucky enough to see the northern lights, the aurora borealis, during a night ride.

Helpful Sites
Que. Federation of Snowmobile Clubs: www.fcmq.qc.ca
Que. Tourism: www.bonjourquebec.com/snowmobile
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STEVEN GREEN from NEW YORK said:
HELLO AGAIN AND THANK GOD ANOTHER SNOWMOBILE SEASON IS UPON US.WE SHOULD ALL BE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO THANKFUL TO LIVE IN THIS GREAT COUNTRY.RIDE SAFE,RIDE MUCH AND GOD BLESS THE USA.THINKS TONS OF SNOWWWWW.
STEVEN GREEN from NEW YORK said:
was up in the old forge area for snodeo weekend,as usual the town opened its arms to all who love to ride on the white stuff.The snow cover wasnt good but many were out riding and snodeo weekend was awesome as usual,demo rides from yamaha and arctic cat went well and many were raving about the power steering system on the yamahas.Well the season has just begun so ride safe,sober and remember that there are families out there with little ones so remember when you are coming up on that turn there might be a young person on his or her first ride with their mom or dad or God willing there grandpa or grandma.MERRY CHRISTMAS AND REMEMBER CHRIST is christmas.SEE YA ON THE TRAILS
STEVEN GREEN from NEW YORK said:
THE OLD FORGE/INLET AREA IS SOOOOO AWESOME AND FAMILY ORIENTED FOR SNOWMOBILING ITS HARD TO BELIEVE.THE AREA CATERS TO THE SNOWMOBILE ENTHUSIASTS AND AT EVERY TURN IS A NEW ADVENTURE.GREAT BARS AND RESTAURANTS AND MANY SHOPS FOR THE GALS TO GO SHOPPING .THE AREA ALSO HAS A GREAT SKI AREA AS WELL AS FREE ICE SKATING AND PLENTY OF SLEIGH RIDING.THE AREA IN MY OPINION IS THE OVERALL BEST AREA FOR WINTER EXCITEMENT FOR ADULTS AND KIDS ALIKE.STEVIE G
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