This year, Mother Nature proved to be extremely generous in sending snow to Rouyn-Noranda! Thanks to the abundant snowfall, winter sports enthusiasts have been enjoying their favourite activities since mid-November. It is pure bliss for snowmobile enthusiasts! And rightly so, because besides the region’s favourable winter climate, Abitibi-Témiscamingue distinguishes itself with the largest network of snowmobile trails in Quebec, which covers some 3,700 km! In the RCM of Rouyn-Noranda alone, more than 300 km of outstanding trails wind their way through the breathtaking landscapes of the region.
Abitibi-Témiscamingue is a key tourist destination for snowmobile enthusiasts! Visitors from all over Quebec and Canada, and sometimes even from abroad, come to ride on our trails. It goes without saying that this significantly contributes to the vitality of the region’s economy!
Let’s face it. Rouyn-Noranda is truly a must for snowmobile enthusiasts. In addition to its central location, Rouyn-Noranda’s bustling urban centre is easily accessible by snowmobile. Some hotels even offer special packages for snowmobilers. What more could you ask for?
To reach the National Copper Capital, some prefer to travel by car with their gear in a trailer while the more adventurous will travel to the region by one of the regulated trails and enjoy the wilderness and accommodations in the various outfitters along the way.
|Outaouais||TQ43 and R386|
|James Bay and
|TQ93 and R396|
Our Ontario neighbours are also welcome on our trails! To reach Rouyn-Noranda, snowmobilers coming from Timmins and Kirkland Lake can take trail 93. Other entry points into the region are accessible in Témiscaming and Notre-Dame-du-Nord. All visitors from outside of Quebec can obtain a trail permit to access the regulated trails for only one or three days if they so wish.
The iMotoneige mobile application provided by the Fédération des clubs de motoneigistes du Québec (FCMQ) is perfect to help you plan your outings and stay informed while enjoying your hobby. It includes trail conditions, nearby services and more. To plan your stay in Rouyn-Noranda, you can visit the Tourisme Rouyn-Noranda website for information on accommodations, restaurants, activities and tourist attractions.
Photo credit: Tourisme Rouyn-Noranda, Mathieu Dupuis
You are not familiar with snowmobiling, but you would like to learn more about this winter activity? Well, you should know the snowmobile trails across Quebec will be open to all, free of charge, on January 18 and 19 on the occasion of the FCMQ’s open house event. To participate in this wonderful opportunity, all you have to do is purchase a temporary trail permit.
Lastly, let us highlight the hard work of the passionate team of volunteers of the Club Motoneigistes Rouyn-Noranda, which maintains the trails to ensure that they are pleasant and safe to ride on throughout the winter. We would like to remind you of the importance of respecting other users and the environment and of observing the safety rules on the trails. To all snowmobilers who will be passing through Rouyn-Noranda: have a great season!
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