Make the most of winter with the Côte-Nord's must-do activities!
Côte-Nord Winter Fun Contest
Enter our winter contests to win great prizes! Details to come
It's hard to talk about winter without mentioning snowmobile club trail rides. Discover the snowy landscapes of the boreal forest on more than 1000 kilometers of trails, from Sacré-Coeur to Baie-Johan-Beetz, and through the 14 snowmobile clubs that maintain the trails.
The Northern Lights
Witness a colorful spectacle when you travel through Caniapiscau and Fermont! This luminous phenomenon is created when solar winds from our Sun hit the Earth's thermosphere! The Northern Lights are most visible during the winter, but it is also possible to see them during the fall.
The ski centers
There are two ski and snow sports centers on the North Shore: Mont Ti-Basse in Baie-Comeau and Station récréotouristique Gallix near Port-Cartier. These two ski resorts offer tubing and several mountain trails. Perfect for family activities, these two resorts are a must for the North Shore winter.
The White Route of the Lower North Shore
The Route Blanche is a snowmobile trail mainly intended for residents of the Lower North Shore to facilitate their travel in winter. It is also the only continuous land link between Natashquan (Pointe-Parent) and Blanc-Sablon, allowing residents to travel between villages more easily than during the summer! Discover the Lower North Shore by snowmobile during a guided expedition.
Dog sledding on the Fjord
Dog sledding, a memorable winter activity to experience in Quebec. Enjoy this unique and legendary adventure on snowy trails overlooking the majestic Fjord-du-Saguenay. An experience to live in complete harmony with the dogs.
Winter Fat Bike
The Côte-Nord is an exceptional place for snowshoeing and Fat Bike rides. Combine your passion for cycling with the beautiful North Shore scenery in winter!
Expeditions in the Groulx Mountains
he protected territory of the Manicouagan-Uapishka Biosphere Reserve, including the Groulx Mountains, is an exceptional territory for your outdoor activities in summer and winter. With the help of a specialized guide, you can explore the territory of the Groulx Mountains in summer and winter. The Uapishka Station serves as a relay for travelers. A good preparation is necessary and a quota of snowmobilers on the territory is required. The sector is designated as a biodiversity zone, an area protected by the Ministry of the Environment. Twenty-four snowmobiles are allowed on the site each day. Snowmobilers are enchanted by the abundant snow, the unique nature and the feeling of being alone in the world that the Uapishka Biodiversity Reserve offers.
Several ice fishing activities are available on the territory, in fish farms, in Aboriginal communities and in North Shore outfitters.
Festival des Hivernants
Celebrate winter in the enchanting setting of Sept-Îles' Old Post Office! Outdoor shows, various activities and entertainment will charm young and old.
Festival international du film Cinoche et Festival Ciné 7
La culture est au rendez-vous avec 2 festivals cinématographique : le Festival international du film Cinoche de Baie-Comeau et Ciné 7 - Festival du film de Sept-Îles.
Festival international du film Cinoche
To spoil your loved ones this holiday season, visit the malls and support local businesses. Many activities for children are scheduled such as Santa's arrival! Don't miss it!
Nature Park of Pointe-aux-Outardes
Come to a protected and biodiverse natural area that covers nine different ecosystems. Recharge your batteries as you reconnect with nature through authentic activities, from meeting an Innu elder to having a guided tour on local edible berries and medicinal plants. Nighttime is also a source of wonder in the park: gaze at the stars with a seasoned astronomer and spend the night in unusual accommodation.
Unusual accommodation of the North Shore
What could be more unusual than sleeping in a house perched in the trees in the middle of the forest, in a huge bubble under the stars, in a yurt by the sea or in the house of a lighthouse keeper? Experience unusual accommodation in a magical setting as you step out of your comfort zone to discover these little treasures of tourist accommodation!
Microbreweries and distilleries
The microbreweries of the North Shore have managed to seduce the greatest beer and spirits lovers in Quebec! They proudly represent the flavours, history and legends of the North Shore. Scattered over the territory, these companies mainly include a bistro where classic Quebec dishes are revisited to the delight of the customers. Cheers!
Le Drakkar Hockey Team
The team of a whole region: the Baie-Comeau Drakkar! Attend an electrifying game of the Côte-Nord Junior Major team: the Drakkar at the Henri-Leonard Sports Center!
Visit the Nature Park in winter
Whether it is for your stay in the birdhouses or for a hike in the trails of the Pointe-aux-Outardes Nature Park, a great breath of fresh and pure air awaits you! The park is known for its particular ecosystem. Located in Pointe-aux-Outardes, you have to go to the end of the Manicouagan Peninsula to access it!