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Ride Amongst the Giants

Discovery Ride – 4 days snowmobiling

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Along the northern shore of the St. Lawrence River stretches the Laurentian mountain range, which lends its name to the surrounding region. Here severe landscapes transform into a wonderland abounding with possibilities for outdoor adventure, and this magnificent region of Quebec is rendered yet more breathtaking when blanketed in snow. Further north, the Charlevoix region lies between mountains and sea, offering splendid views of the St. Lawrence below. Impenetrable forests, thundering streams, and frozen lakes by the hundreds: the Laurentians and Charlevoix offer a fascinating backdrop for a snowmobiling escapade in the heart of the Belle Province. Float through enchanting wintertime landscapes at the handlebars of your own little rocket, and immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind culture. At the end of each day discovering Quebec’s most unforgettable spaces, come home to cozy log cabins and traditional inns.


  • 4-day guided snowmobiling 900 cc Ace excursion in the Laurentides and Charlevoix
  • 2 h dogsledding excursion
  • Visit Quebec City and the Ice Hotel
  • Visit Huron-Wendake and enjoy a Native lunch
  • Nights at inns and chalets after a snowmobiling excursion
  • A professionally guided snowmobiling tour
  • Quality snowmobiles and equipment

Customer Reviews

"I got back home with a lot of wonderful memories. We wish we knew the group composition as soon as we arrived so that we could learn to know each other before the raid. There was kind of a lack of info on the time of the transfer back from the raid. Everything else was exactly as I expected and similar to the the raid I previously did with your competition." 26/01/18

( 4.5 / 5 )

- Marc R.

Customer Reviews

"This adventure will probably leave a major mark and unforgettable memories. We can't stop telling our trip stories ever since we got back home. Thank your for the work done and your availability." 06/02/18

( 5 / 5 )

- Olivier G.

Customer Reviews

"Many thanks for your kindness and efficacy" 13/02/18

( 5 / 5 )

- Mike W.


Day 01
Arrival in Montreal

Hotel Delta**** or similar

After flying over the white expanses that stretch continuously west from the Atlantic, your plane will touch down in the vibrant city of Montreal. Transfer to your hotel by your own. Enjoy free time in the evening and discover the economic and cultural capital of Quebec.

Day 02
Montreal / Wendake

Chalets Ste Brigitte *** or Hôtel des Premières Nations****

Follow the path of the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City, Quebec’s political capital and the only fortified city in North America. Travel a short distance to the Huron reserve of Wendake to be immersed in the history and culture of Canada’s First Nations communities. Enjoy a traditional First Nations lunch and visit the site. In the afternoon, we marvel at the famous Ice Hotel. This ephemeral building, which showcases the excellence of Quebec’s talent, is unique in North America. After the visit, the time will come to settle in our cozy lodge, hidden amongst the snow covered mountains.
Meal(s) : B,L,D.

Day 03
Wendake / Stoneham

Hotel*** or similar


This morning marks your first encounter with your snowmobile, which will transport you over powdery paths for days to come. At the snowmobiling base camp, you’ll be outfitted with cold weather gear and your very own “snow machine.” After a security briefing and driving guidelines, you’ll hit the trails in the Laurentian mountains bordering the Quebec City region. After a traditional lunch in the heart of the boreal forest, you’ll continue on to your accommodations for the night situated in the heart of Laurentides mountains, Well known to Quebec skiers.
Meal(s) : B,L,D.


Snowmobiling 100km
Day 04
Stoneham / Wilderness Reserve

Chalet or similar


Another glorious day of snowmobiling awaits today, promising the discovery of splendid landscapes within the Laurentians Wilderness Reserve. Follow the path of the Montmorency River, which winds between the mountains to arrive at your lodging for the night: a remote cabin nestled beside a bay in the magnificent Lake of Seven Islands. Settle into your room, light the woodstove, prepare a nourishing meal, and enjoy a warm and amicable evening in the cottage.
Meal(s) : B,L,D.


Snowmobiling 130km
Day 05
Wilderness Reserve / Les Éboulements

Auberge*** or similar

170 km

In the morning, depart for the spectacular Charlevoix region, known not only for its stunning landscapes, but also for its cuisine. The trail you’ll take follows a path between the mountains and the river, offering superb viewpoints of rolling hills and rocky headlands jutting dramatically into the St. Lawrence. After a much-deserved break and restorative lunch at a snowmobile stop, you’ll hop back on your machine and glide over sparkling white to arrive in the late afternoon at a welcoming inn, your home for the night. Dinner will be served in the inn’s dining room, and you’ll enjoy a quiet, warm evening until it’s time for bed.
Meal(s) : B,L,D.


Snowmobiling 170km
Day 06
Les Éboulements / Wendake

Hôtel des Premières Nations**** or similar

160 km

After a good breakfast, you’ll head out for your final day of snowmobiling. This last leg brings you once again over brilliant white expanses situated between the St. Lawrence River, dense with massive ice floes, and the snow-laden contours of the Laurentian mountain range. On route stop at the dogsledding base for a unique dogsledding experience. Upon arrival, the howling and excitement of the dogs will immediately plunge you into the mushers experience. A “Musher” is the name given to a dogsled pilot and you will become a musher after your dogsledding experience. Start by meeting the dogs, harnessing them up to your sled and a security crash course of dogsled driving and you off for an 1h30 of pure authentic “québécois” experience in the Charlevoix backcountry offering astonishing vistas and breathtaking scenery.
At the end of the day, you’ll return to snowmobiling base camp, return your equipment and machines, and transfer for the First Nations Museum Hotel in Wendake, where you’ll spend the next two nights.
Meal(s) : B,L,D.


Snowmobiling 160km
Dogsledding excursion 2hrs
Day 07
Wendake / Quebec / Wendake

Hôtel des Premières Nations**** or similar

In the morning, head toward Quebec City, an architectural jewel and the only fortified city in North America. Take advantage of a free day to explore the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the old city, the Petit Champlain quarter, the Plains of Abraham, or the iconic Château Frontenac. Lunch not included. Return to your hotel in the evening. Meal(s): B.

Day 08
Wendake / Departure from Montreal

The end of your journey is marked by your return along the contours of the St. Lawrence River to the city of Montreal. Depending on your flight schedule, transfer by your own directly to the airport or you may spend a few hours taking in the sites of this great metropolis, for example is historical heart, the Old Port, or the charming neighborhoods that surround it.
Meal(s): B.

Note: B = breakfast L = lunch D = diner
Itinerary note: The guide reserves the right to modify the itinerary for the group’s safety depending on the weather and general operating conditions.

I am a guide at Windigo

Julien Conte


I am a guide at Windigo

Martin Jeason


I am a guide at Windigo

Jean-Christophe Picard


I am a guide at Windigo

Vincent Bouchard


Dates & prices

  • 11 January 2020 2 790 $CA
  • 1 February 2020 2 790 $CA
  • 8 February 2020 2 790 $CA
  • 29 February 2020 2 790 $CA
  • 14 March 2020 2 790 $CA
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  • Transfers to/from Montreal/Quebec: D2–D8
  • All meals (7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners) from breakfast of D2 to breakfast of D7
  • 7 nights of accommodations: 1 night in Montreal, 3 nights in the Québec area and 3 nights in cottages or traditional inns during the snowmobile excursion
  • 4-days guided duo snowmobiling adventure - Bombardier BRP Ski-Doo 900 cc ACE 4 strokes, including gas
  • $0 damage deposit on snowmobiles in case of accident
  • Local English speaking professional snowmobiling guide for the duration of your adventure (maximum 8 snowmobiles per guide)
  • Guide’s equipment includes: satellite telephone, GPS SPOT tracker, first aid kit and survival equipment
  • Snowmobile equipment: helmet, two-piece extreme cold-weather gear (jacket and bib pants), mittens, boots and under-helmet balaclava. Waterproof bag for your personal effects (1 bag 35l-40l/pers.)
  • Assistance from operations team at snowmobile base camp
  • Civil liability insurance
  • Right of access to FCMQ-federated trails
  • Emergency assistance/replacement of snowmobile in the even of mechanical problems
  • 2 h dogsledding excursion (2 pers./dogsled) including briefing and harnessing the dogs
  • Ice Hotel visit (unguided)
  • Visit to a First Nations (Huron-Wendat) site
  • Accompaniment for group transfers
  • Canadian taxes (including accommodations taxes and service fees)
  • Consumer Protection Office fees

Non inclusive

  • International flight
  • Personal expenses, drinks (other than beverages included with meals such as coffee and tea)
  • Transfer D1 from Montreal airport to Montréal downtown hotel
  • Transfer D8 from Montreal Downtown to Montreal airport
  • Dinner on D1 and D7 and lunches on D7 and D8
  • Supplement single rider on a snowmobile, including if solo sign-up & there are an odd-number of passengers
  • Transferring snowmobiles back to base in case of accidents, immobilization, or abandonment
  • Luggage porterage
  • Guide and driver tips (It is customary to plan on $6-10 per person, per day, for the tour guide, and $3 for the driver per day of transfer)
  • Personal insurance (medical and expatriation)