Recommended Quebec Lodgings for Snowmobile Tours…
This is not a list of every Quebec lodgings I’ve ever stayed at for snowmobile tours and snowmobile vacations. It is a totally subjective list of some of my favourite snowmobile-friendly places to stay while sledding that you might like too. Visits their sites yourself to make sure you have the latest information. I’ll be adding new ones as I find them! Also see Quebec tour itineraries.
Amos, Abitibi-Témiscamingue – Amosphere Resort, complexe hôtelier. An exceptional family-run hotel with many extras such as heated bathroom floors and recliner lounge chairs, this full service facility has an on site restaurant, plus bar, exercise room and two outdoor whirlpools. Ample parking for trucks & trailers, plus heated sled garage or park your sleds right outside your room. Direct trail access just north off Trans Quebec 93. Fuel & convenience store about two klicks west of hotel just south of Trans Quebec 93. View tour article. View 2nd tour article.
Baie-Comeau, Cote-Nord – Hotel le Manoir. Perched on the St. Lawrence River’s edge on the east side of Baie-Comeau, the 4-star Hôtel le Manoir has all the charm of an historic colonial manor, plus the very best of modern services and amenities (including very comfortable beds). Accessible off Trans Quebec Trail 3 by the same local trail leading to the ferry dock to cross to Matane, the Hôtel le Manoir has an onsite gourmet restaurant, sled parking in front of reception and gas/convenience store available via the next local trail east of the hotel trail turn off.
Forestville, Cote-Nord – Econo Lodge. Well marked with trail signs, the Econo Lodge Forestville is right beside Trans Quebec Trail 3. With sled parking in front of rooms or under a covered pavilion, the Econo Lodge provides a newly renovated, onsite restaurant and lively bar, with across the street access to fuel and convenience store.
La Malbaie, Charlevoix – Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu. This premier, ultra full service resort is a must-stay for snowmobilers who want a night of pampering! Overlooking the St. Lawrence, it’s a luxurious, breathtaking hotel with three on site restaurants, bar, indoor and outdoor (saltwater) heated pools, indoor and outdoor whirlpools, steam room, health spa, fitness facilities and secure underground sled parking (On arrival, ride right around to the front of the hotel to access sled garage.), plus tunnel access to the adjacent Casino Charlevoix. Direct trail access by Local Trail 124 from Regional Trail 378. Nearest gas by trail: Clermont (Local Trail 124 to Regional Trail 378) or La Malbaie (Local Trail 124 to Regional Trail 378 to Local Trail 64).
La Sarre, Abitibi-Témiscamingue – Motel Villa Mon Repos. With sled parking in front of rooms or in a heated garage, this classy motel offers on site restaurant and bar with fuel and convenience store nearby. View tour article.
Lamarche, Saguenay Lac-St-Jean – Brise du Lac Tchitogama. An exceptional B&B where Reynald and Nicole Dupont welcome sledders to a private and separate part of their large house with three bedrooms, its own kitchen, a great indoor hot tub and a large dry room with heated floors to hang all your gear. Huge breakfast included and advance arrangements can be made for home-cooked dinners. Sled parking in front and fuel nearby in Larmarche. Trail access from Regional Trail 367 (500 yards down road east of Scoobyraid). View tour article.
Laurentides – Club Mekoos. Award-winning facility with log main lodge and chalets with all the amenities for snowmobilers, including on-site restaurant/bar, fuel, outdoor hot tub (with bar service), sauna, games room and lobby internet computer. No cell service, but lobby phone available using credit, calling or phone cards. Direct trail access on Regional Trail 319. View tour article.
Maniwaki, Outaouais – Château Logue. 51 room, full service hotel with indoor pool, sauna & hot tub, and on site restaurant/bar, plus massage available! Ample parking for sleds in well-lit area at front of hotel. Fuel/convenience store less than a kilometre away on Trans Quebec 13 north, 1st right after crossing the bridge. Direct trail access via Trans Quebec 13/63. View tour article.
Montmagny, Chaudière-Appalaches – Econo Lodge. Decent roadside motel located right across from TO5 with continental breakfast and ground floor rooms with sled parking in front. Gas and restaurant nearby.View tour article.
Mont Laurier, Laurentides – Comfort Inn. This full service, 49-room hotel offers hot tub and sauna, plus on site La Cage aux Sports restaurant/bar. Ample parking, with sled access from ground floor rooms. 24-hour video surveillance and electronic security system for sleds. Fuel and convenience store across the street. Direct trail access via Trans Quebec 63 then local in-town trail. Follow hotel signs. View tour article.
Monts Valin East, Saguenay Lac-St-Jean – Auberge 31. Located in the heart of Monts Valin, this super popular pit stop offers restaurant, fuel and a limited number of rooms. If you want to be in the centre of the action, this is the place to be. Ample parking for both trucks and sleds. Reservations recommended. Direct trails access from Trans Quebec 93.
Quebec City, Quebec Region – DoubleTree by Hilton. Located beside Highway 73 on the east side of the city, this full service hotel has an on site restaurant, plenty of parking and a great outdoor hot tub. It’s ideal for staging into the Quebec, Charlevoix or Saguenay regions and has sled rentals too. Direct trail access off Trans Quebec 3.
Rivière-du-Loup, Bas-Saint-Laurent – Hotel Universel. Located in sight of Highway 20 at exit 503, this is the best staging location for any Gaspésie tour. This bilingual, full service hotel has on site restaurants, bar, indoor pool & hot tub and health spa, plus secure sled garages, an enclosed sled area with video surveillance, and a gated parking compound for your vehicle and trailer. Fuel, convenience store and Ski-Doo dealer next door. Direct trail access from Regional Trail 526. View tour article. View tour article.
Sacré-Coeur, Cote-Nord – Auberge Ferme 5 Étoiles. Located right on Trans Quebec Trail 93 just north of the Village of Sacré-Coeur and overlooking the Saguenay Fiord, the Auberge Ferme 5 Étoiles provides unique lodging in your choice of motel rooms, condo apartments, cottages or even winterized yurts, plus an onsite restaurant with gas just down the road. With a wildlife refuge on site and many farm animals roaming around, available activities range from sled rentals and sled dog rides to snowshoeing and cross country skiing, the rustic Ferme 5 Étoiles makes a great staging place with lots of parking available for sledding adventures.
St-Octave de l’Avenir, Gaspésie – Village Grande Nature Chic-Chocs. Choose either a well-appointed room in the main building or one of several chalets at this wilderness resort complete with restaurant and bar, hot tub and exercise room. No phones in rooms or cell service, but landline available in lobby. Located in the heart of the Chic-Choc Mountains, it’s directly trail accessible and offers great scenery. Fuel up in Cap-Chat before taking the local trail to the relais. Direct trail access from local trail running south from Trans Quebec 5 near Cap-Chat (fuel). View tour article.
St-Paul-de-Montminy, Chaudière-Appalaches – Appalaches Lodge Spa Villegiature. Perched in the mountains, this lodge features fully equipped chalets with sled parking beside. The main lodge has a restaurant – and then there’s this amazing spa with an outdoor hot tub waterfall! Direct trail access by Local Trail from Regional Trail 551.
Sainte-Émélie-de-L’Énergie, Lanaudière – Auberge du Vieux Moulin. Located on Highway 131 less than 90 minutes north of Montreal, the Auberge du Vieux Moulin is a rustic looking, all-log inn with contemporary amenities consisting of two, multi-floor, joined buildings with 20 modern and well-appointed rooms or suites. There are also two, four-bedroom chalets. Home-cooked gourmet meals, indoor pool, dry sauna and steam room, plus both indoor and outdoor hot tubs. Massages available. Secure parking for both tow vehicles and sleds, and on site fuel available for inn guests. Direct trail access on local trail from Trans Quebec 63. View tour article.
Saint-Honoré, Saguenay Lac-St-Jean – Auberge Carcajou. Your hosts, Lise, Marc André and Émy, provide exceptional hospitality at their Quebec-style inn with well-appointed rooms and indoor hot tub, on site restaurant with gourmet meals & downstairs bar. Ample space for trucks & trailers. Direct trail access off Regional Trail 328. Fuel at Saint-David to the west or Passion Quebec east on Trans Quebec 93. View tour article.
Sainte-Marie, Chaudière-Appalaches – Motel Invitation. Located in town but with direct trail access to Trans Quebec 35, this clean and comfortable roadside motel offers a good snowmobile package with free Wi-Fi, fridge and microwave. There’s parking for trucks and trailers with sleds in front of your room. A gas station and Canadian Tire is directly across the road and LaBarbaque Restaurant is next door for early break- fasts and late dinners. View tour article.
Saint-Michel-des-Saints, Lanaudière – Auberge du Lac Taureau. Located just north of Saint-Michel-des-Saints, this amazing log construct is one of those surprising Quebec lodges located in the middle of nowhere. Secure sled parking. On site restaurant, fuel and spa. Direct trail access from Trans Quebec 33.
Saint-Raymond, Quebec Region – Hotel Roquemont. An excellent location for staging a tour, this 28-room hotel is easy to find, has a massive parking lot and sleds can be parked outside the door of ground floor rooms. With restaurant and pub on site, plus fuel and an Arctic Cat/Yamaha dealer next door (Ski-Doo dealer located just minutes down the trail), the Roquement really caters to snowmobilers. Direct trail access at junction of Trans Quebec 23 & Trans Quebec 73. View tour article.
Saint-Zenon, Lanaudière – Auberge le Cabanon. Billed as the “Headquarters of the snowmobile kingdom”, this hotel offers on site fuel and secure sled parking, with plenty of room for vehicle parking too. Restaurant, indoor pool and hot tub. DIrect trail access from Trans Quebec 23 just south of intersection with Trans Quebec 63. View tour article. View tour article.
Saguenay (Jonquière), Saguenay Lac-St-Jean – Delta Hotel Saguenay. Full service hotel (was Holiday Inn until June, 2012) with restaurant, bar, secure sled compound and locked area for trucks and trailers. Fuel nearby. Direct trail access to hotel from Trans Quebec 83.
Val-d’Or, Abitibi-Témiscamingue – Hôtel Forestel. Large, well-appointed, full service hotel with two restaurants and bar. Sled parking in front of main lobby with 24 hr. surveillance. Direct trail access off TQ83 at east end of town. Fuel closer to west end of town just off Trans Quebec 83. View tour article. View tour article.
Ville Marie, Abitibi-Témiscamingue – La Bannik. Accessed by local trail from Trans Quebec 63 south of Town of Ville Marie, La Bannik is an ideal staging location for your Abitibi-Témiscamingue ride – secure, private, direct trail access, on site restaurant and heated sled garage. Perched high on a peninsula high above Lake Témiscamingue, La Bannik offers luxurious chalets of various sizes, many with their own outdoor hot tubs. View tour article.
Riders should reconfirm the routes and services mentioned in this article as they may have changed since publication.