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Most of the sums invested in the purchase of a trail permit are returned directly to the club to fund the trail grooming operations. So if you buy where you ride, your money improves the trails you ride most often.

Operation of snowmobile on a Federation trail is strictly forbidden unless the operator has a prescribed trail permit.” (FCMQ By-Laws, article 11)

Permit prices for season 2015-2016 

The price of a trail permit includes the cost of the liability insurance, defined as mandatory under article 19 of the Act respecting off-highway vehicles, as well as all applicable taxes.

310 $ for an annual trail permit purchased on or before December 9, 2015
380 $
for an annual trail permit purchased after December 9, 2015
550 $
for an annual trail permit sold on trail*
225 $
for an annual trail permit for antique snowmobiles (1996 and older)
210 $
for a 7-day trail permit
130 $
for a 3-day trail permit
60 $
for a 1-day trail permit
570 $
for an annual trail permit for a rental snowmobile

Distribution of the trail permit fees

The portion remitted to the FCMQ, that is $ 56.00 per annual trail permit sold (16%), is redistributed as follows:

  • $1.50 is transferred to Motoneige Québec magazine to help cover postage fees;
  • $ 3.50 is paid into a special assistance fund for clubs ($ 2.50) and into a fund dedicated to the promotion and support of snowmobiling ($ 1.00);
  • $ 10.00 goes into a fund dedicated to trails;
  • $ 4.00 goes into a fund dedicated to clubs having a longer than average grooming season;
  • $ 1.00 goes into a fund dedicated to volunteer recognition;
  • $ 15.00 goes into a fund dedicated to trail groomer acquisitions;
  • $ 5.00 goes into a fund dedicated to clubs services (agents de liaison)
  • $ 16.00 is used to fund the Federation’s ongoing operations

* Purchase your trail permit before hitting the trails!

Extra charges are payable when the annual trail permit is purchased on trails. Note that permits issued for antique sleds, as well as daily or weekly permits, cannot be purchased on trails

Replacement permits

Replacement permits may be purchased for thirty dollars ($30), ideally at the club the original permit was purchased from. In order to receive a replacement permit, the receipt and sticker of the trail permit issued for the original snowmobile must be presented to the seller.

Please note that a trail permit cannot be transferred to another owner. It can only be transferred from one snowmobile to another belonging to the same owner (for example, in the case of a sale followed by a purchase). The trail permit can’t be refunded.