Getting Here (By Snowmobile)

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For residents of the Lower North Shore, winter equals freedom. Once the ice freezes up, you can travel freely by snowmobile to neighbouring villages that are not connected by road in summer. For visitors, Snowmobiling is an exhilarating, convenient and economical way of discovering the many hidden villages of the Lower North Shore. Over 455 kilometres (283 miles) of marked snowmobile trails connect Natashquan and Old Fort. They are maintained and groomed by the Quebec Minister of Transports.  Since this is a remote location, be sure to plan your trip carefully. Check trail conditions before leaving. Dress warmly, travel in groups, and carry appropriate emergency gear. 


This trip is for experienced snowmobilers accompanied by local guides. To find a guide or for details, please refer to:

  • Quebec Federation of Snowmobile Clubs, North Shore representative, (418) 587-6291
  • The Route Blanche (French only)
  • Download a map of snowmobile routes in the region, front and back
  • Sportsmax, 418 461-2777
  • Aventure Côte-Nord, 418 962-6051
Snomobiling on La Route Blanche
Snomobiling on La Route Blanche

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