04 – Côte Nord

General Information:

On the North Shore of the Saint-Lawrence, we encounter both marine and mountainous views. It is on the extreme eastern tip of the Canadian Shield and a region of huge hydro-electric dams. Trails wind through coniferous forests in the south, and further north we find taiga and tundra.

Practical Information:

  • Regional network:
    14 clubs (2 320 Km of trails)
  • Main trails:
    The North Shore is served mainly by trail 3 from Tadoussac up to Baie Johan-Beetz. A marked trail, maintained by the Quebec Ministry of Transportation, extends trail 3 along the coast to Blanc-Sablon on the Lower North Shore. There are a multitude of local trails. There is also an « explorer » type trail called the « Challenge of the Great North » which joins Port-Cartier (to the south) to Fermont (in the north). This 400 km long unmarked trail requires the accompaniment of a professional guide.
  • Accommodation accessible from the trail:
    Manicouagan : 745 rooms
    Duplessis : 635 rooms
  • Snow conditions:
    From the beginning of December (Fermont region) until mid-April

Location:

At the far east of Quebec, on the North Shore of the Saint-Lawrence and to the east of the Saguenay River, bordering Labrador (Newfoundland) to the east. Served mainly by Highway 138 from Quebec City and Highway 172 from Chicoutimi. It is possible to cross the St Lawrence. The trail network is accessible at various points.

Principal cities: Tadoussac – Sacré-Coeur  Les Escoumins – Forestville – Baie-Comeau – Port-Cartier – Sept-îles – Havre-Saint-Pierre – Natashquan – Fermont

Attractions:

  • Caribous (Fermont)
  • The longest snowmobile bridge in North America (trail 3)
  • Numerous observation points all along the coast of the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence and the Saguenay Fjord…

From the region:

  • Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean at North-West (Trail 93)
  • Charlevoix at West (Trail 3)
  • Gaspe at South (Trail 3 and Baie-Comeau-Matane-Godbout Ferry)

Links:

269, boul. Lasalle, Baie-Comeau (Québec) G4Z 1S7
Phone : 418 962-0808 / 1 888 463-0808
Fax : 418 962-6518

312, avenue Brochu, Sept-Îles (Québec) G4R 2W6
Phone : 418 962-0808 / 1 888 463-0808
Fax : 418 962-6518

Secure hotels

CLUB CHASSE ET PÊCHE TADOUSSAC / RELAIS DE L’AUBERGE LA TANIÈRE, Sacré-Coeur

418 235-4723

Quality lodging, on the edge of the lake. Possibility of meals for groups of 6 people or more. Reservation required.

Rates from:
                 In chalet  in room
Single occ. 124.99$  $134.99
Double occ. 109.99$ $119.99
Triple occ. 104.99$ $114.99

In chalet, minimum of 6 persons
**private bathroom, TV, Wi-Fi

Package includes: Continental breakfast and supper included (taxes and service extra)

RESTAURANT MOTEL CORONET, Sacré Coeur

1 800 550-3123
418 236-9444

Located in Sacré-Coeur, relay village at the exit of Monts-Valin, and directly on the TQ #93 trail. The Motel Coronet invites you to enjoy the comfort of its rooms, its dining room, a bar and a licensed convenience store communicating from the inside. Packages available.

Rates from:
Single occ. 107,00 $/pers.
Double occ. 77,50 $/pers.
Triple occ. 64,50 $/pers.
Quadruple occ. 58,00 $/pers.

Package including: 1 night lodging, 1 table d'hôte dinner and American breakfast. Free access to a locked area for your snowmobile. (taxes and service not included).