“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 2019-2020

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.

  • 330 $ for an annual trail permit purchased on or before December 9, 2019
  • 410 $ for an annual trail permit purchased after December 9, 2019
  • 640 $ for an annual trail permit sold on trail*
  • 250 $ for an annual trail permit for antique snowmobiles (2000 and older)
  • 220 $ for a 7-day trail permit
  • 135 $ for a 3-day trail permit
  • 65 $ for a 1-day trail permit
  • 580 $ for an annual trail permit for a rental snowmobile
  • 30 $ for a replacement trail permit

* 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


The trail permit is non-refundable and non-transferable

The trail permit is personal. It is non-transferable and non-refundable. It is an offense to operate a snowmobile on an approved trail without having paid the prescribed trail permit fee in accordance with the terms and conditions determined by the Board of Directors.

Replacement permits

It is possible to replace a trail permit by visiting the online platform of the FCMQ.
You will have to send to the FCMQ by priority dispatch, your original purchase documents, your proof of insurance, etc.

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).

Trail permit for rental

For the purchase trail permits for rental, renters must contact the FCMQ.