Sanitary measure - COVID-19

Outdoor leisure and sports activities must be carried out in compliance with the sanitary guidelines, it is essential:

  • Physical distance, at least 2 meter.
  • Wearing a mask or face cover is mandatory in indoor facilities, except when eating or drinking.
  • Hand hygiene.
  • Respiratory hygiene, e.g. cover nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing.
  • Restaurants : From February 12th, 2022, a limit of 10 people (or occupants of 3 residences), 1 m distance between tables. From March 14th, no capacity limit with vaccination passport.
  • Bars, taverns and casinos: As of February 28th, 2022, 10 person limit (or occupants of 3 residences), 50% capacity limit, closing time 1:00 a.m. (end of food and beverage sales at midnight), patrons must remain seated. From March 14th, no capacity limit, dancing and karaoke allowed, back to regular opening hours.

Vaccination Passport

  • Vaccination passport is not required for outdoor (trail) winter activities.
  • Vaccination passport and identification are required for access to the dining areas and bars (including cafeterias and multi-purpose rooms where it is possible to eat a meal).  Vaccine passports for access to other areas of the lodge are at the discretion of the operator.

As of March 12th, 2022, the vaccination passport will no longer be required for access to eating areas including bars, casinos and taverns.

Current and future measures in effect in Québec 

It is the snowmobiler's responsibility to ensure that his route is safe. It is recommended that you plan ahead your itinery and confirm that the establishments you wish to visit will be open.

With the launch of the 2021-2022 snowmobiling season, the FCMQ, as well as its clubs and volunteers, will follow the COVID-19 health safety plan for the tourism industry and the sector sheet on the practice of snowmobiling in order to respond adequately to the instructions of Public Health and thus ensure the safety of volunteers and snowmobilers.

By its very definition, snowmobiling generates travel, allows and engenders many relationships between visitors and guests, we must be even more demanding towards each of us, our organizations and our workers/volunteers if we want to continue our operations while ensuring the safety of everyone.

Be vigilant in the face of  Covid-19

The FCMQ would like to suggest a few precautions to take before leaving home for your snowmobile rides

  • Make your itineraries and share them by email or text message depending on the digital tool used
  • Make sure that services such as gas stations, restaurants and hotels that you wish to visit on your rides are open and that the schedule is appropriate for your itinerary
  • Stay tuned to your club's communications to confirm the opening of relays that you will come across on your travels

Always carry with you on your rides

  • Spare masks or face coverings;
  •  Hydro-alcoholic solution of at least 70%;
  • Disinfectant wipes;
  • Single-use tissues;
  • Ziploc-type bags for your used belongings.
  • Access to services may be limited, so please remember to bring your own water, snacks, lunch, etc.

Everyone has a role to play in reducing the risk of spreading viruses. Consult the page Preventing the transmission of viruses and bacteria.




Anyone who has been in any public place should monitor their symptoms and follow these health guidelines:

  • Wash your hands often with warm running water and soap for at least 20 seconds, especially when coming in from outside.
  • Disinfect your hands with hydroalcoholic solution if soap and water are not available.
  • Observe hygiene rules when coughing or sneezing:
  •  Cover your nose and mouth with the crook of your elbow or a tissue to reduce the spread of germs.
  •  If you use a tissue, throw it away as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Avoid direct contact for greetings, such as shaking hands, and use alternative practices instead.
  • Maintain a distance of at least 2 meter from other people who do not live in your home, if possible. If this is not possible, wear a face covering.
  • Cover your face in common areas and in most enclosed or partially covered public places where it is mandatory for people 12 years and older.
  • See a health care provider if you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Prevention and risks

Trail interception procedures

The current situation requires us to review our trail interception procedures. The health of our volunteers and members is our priority.

In order to ensure the health and safety of all, a distance of 2 m must be respected at all times. Interceptions on the trails must be done without any contact with the personal documents of the snowmobilers.

Trail wardens will ask you to show your documents and, if necessary, a photo of the trail permit may be taken.

On the trails, I respect safety! The trail wardens are over 1200 volunteers dedicated to your safety!