DD-annuel-19-20.jpgMost 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.

For the purchase of your 2019-2020 trail permit, you will be obligated to purchase it on-line, and this for all categories! From here on to mid-September 2019, you will be able to create or amend your profile.

 When the FCMQ opens up the sales platform for the trail permits, you will be able to move straight ahead to your purchase!

Distribution of the trail permit fees :

On a 2019-2020 annual trail permit sold before December 9th at $330, your money is distributed in the following manner:

  • $42.60 $1 million liability insurance coverage for snowmobiler
  • $21.40 $2 million liability insurance coverage for club
  • $34.65 Federal and Provincial taxes
  • $170.35 remitted to club
  • $61.00 remitted to FCMQ

The portion remitted to the FCMQ, that is $ 61.00 per annual trail permit sold (18.8%), is redistributed as follows:

  • $ 4.00 is transferred to Motoneige Québec magazine to help cover postage fees;
  • $ 2.00 goes into a fund dedicated to promotion and communication;
  • $ 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;
  • $ 14.00 goes into a fund dedicated to trail groomer acquisitions;
  • $ 5.00 goes into a fund dedicated to clubs services (liaison agent)
  • $ 21.00 is used to fund the Federation’s ongoing operations

For additional information related to the public liability insurance included with your trail permit, please refer to the "INSURANCE" sub-section in the "TRAIL PERMIT" section.

Trail permit without insurance

You wish to purchase a trail permit without insurance?

Don't forget that liability insurance is mandatory for all snowmobile owners and that the FCMQ negociated on your behalf a civil liability contract with Intact Insurance for only $42.60 taxes included.

Compare your premium with that proposed by Intact Insurance and discover just how beneficial the latter’s offered rate is.


A fee for insurance verification, administration and handling in the amount of $23, taxes included, will be applied. A delay of between 14 and 20 days for the delivery of your trail permit is necessary due to verification and validation considerations. Please note that the law makes it illegal to ride on FCMQ trails until such time as you have received your trail permit and have it affixed to your snowmobile.

You must go through the transactional platform  to complete the process of purchasing your trail permit without insurance.