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Winter Activities Guide

Winter has officially arrived on the North Shore! To allow you to fully enjoy the cold season like the locals, we have prepared a guide to winter activities.

 

Multi-activities at Ferme 5 Étoiles

Want to make the most of winter just 15 minutes from Tadoussac? At the Ferme 5 Étoiles Vacation Center, whether it's dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, or simply visiting the animal refuge, there's something for everyone! It's a delight for the whole family! Also, savor a moment of relaxation with the outdoor spa! For more information  click here.

 

© Sébastien St-Jean

 

Thrills with Attitude Nordique

Located in Baie St-Pancrace, a few kilometers from Baie-Comeau, Attitude Nordique offers various outdoor activities such as hiking, ice or indoor climbing initiation, and ice fishing. For adrenaline enthusiasts, you can ride a zip line over 500 meters and cross a suspended bridge over the bay... guaranteed thrills!

For more information, visit the Attitude Nordique website.

© Attitude Nordique

 

Winter sports at Saguenay Fjord National Park

In winter, the park becomes the well-kept secret of many snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and wildlife observation enthusiasts. During the winter season, the Baie Éternité sector offers over 36 km of short and long hiking trails. Take advantage of your visit to contemplate breathtaking landscapes!

For more information, click here.

 

© Marc Loiselle

 

Snow sports at Station Gallix and Mont Ti-Basse

Mont Ti-Basse Ski Resort (Baie-Comeau) and Gallix Station (Sept-Îles) offer magnificent ski slopes, a snow park, and tubing slides. Both stations also offer an activity calendar to keep you busy all winter! Whether for introductory snow sports or experienced skiers and snowboarders, Station Gallix and Mont Ti-Basse are winter musts.

To know their winter schedule, click here.

 

© Sébastien St-Jean

 

A breath of fresh air with cross-country skiing

The North Shore is full of well-groomed cross-country ski trails for all levels. The Rapido Cross-Country Ski Club, located in Sept-Îles, offers over 25 km of trails for skiers, all set in the boreal forest. Hours of fun ahead! The trails of the Amédée River will charm you with the beauty of the surroundings. Located in Baie-Comeau, this place offers twelve cross-country ski trails totaling 38.5 km, for skiers of all levels. Norfond, also located in Baie-Comeau, is a magnificent place for cross-country skiing (classic and skate). These trails, winding through the valley and heights of the English River, are groomed using the latest technologies. Cliffs and shells, lakes and mountains, more than a century-old grey pines will charm you and meet your need for space and calm.

For more information on the different trails, click here.                                  

 

© Sébastien St-Jean

 

Unique playground for Fatbike enthusiasts

La Côte-Nord est un lieu de prédilection pour la pratique du Fatbike. Partez à la découverte des kilomètres de plage longeant le littoral ou des différents sentiers enneigés et accessibles pour tous. Une activité plein air où plaisirs et paysages grandioses se rencontrent. Plusieurs entreprises nord-côtières offrent la location de Fatbike pour toute la famille.

Pour plus d'information, cliquez ici.

 

© Sébastien St-Jean

 

Nature hiking

The North Shore is known for its vast natural spaces and kilometers of hiking trails. In winter, several trails are accessible with snowshoes and offer breathtaking winter landscapes. A pleasant activity to do in the late afternoon at sunset.

Visit Les Sentiers de la côte to locate all the boreal hikes and getaways to do on the North Shore.

 

© Sébastien St-Jean

 

Support the Baie-Comeau Drakkar

From September to March, the North Shore is represented by the Baie-Comeau Drakkar team, one of the 18 teams in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In total, around thirty games take place at the Baie-Comeau Henry-Leonard Center.

Check the website to see the annual schedule.

 

© Kassandra Blais

 

Visit Monts Groulx and Station Uapishka (Route 389, km 336)

On the shores of the Manicouagan Reservoir, known as the eye of Quebec, and at the feet of Monts Groulx, Station Uapishka offers accommodation, meals, and activities to visitors. A true base camp for adventurers, this welcoming place will make you live a memorable experience in the backcountry.

For more information, click here.

 

© Striking balance

 

Northern Lights observation

Observing the Northern Lights has always generated a lot of interest, both for the beauty of their colors and the mystery of their appearances. At the 51st parallel, it is possible to see the Northern Lights on clear winter evenings, during a snowshoe hike, or a Fatbike ride! The trails of Mont Daviault, located near Fermont, are a favorite spot for contemplating the Northern Lights.

For more information on this meteorological phenomenon, click here.

 

© Jocelyn Blanchette

 

Discover microbreweries and distilleries

Beer enthusiasts will be delighted on the North Shore, from Tadoussac to Natashquan, discover quality products with regional flavors.

For the directory of microbreweries and distilleries, click here.

 

© Camille Charette

 

Immerse yourself in North Shore history and culture

Take advantage of your visit to the North Shore to visit museums and interpretation centers to familiarize yourself with local heritage.

For more information on this phenomenon, click here.

 

© Musée régional de la Côte-Nord

 

Sleep in nature

What better way to break away from the daily routine than to go to sleep in nature? Throughout the coast, unusual and rustic accommodations welcome you for a few days.

To discover these accommodations, click here.

© Mélodie Desrosiers

 

Participate in festivities

From February until the end of March, the region is lively with various festivals and sports gatherings. Cinoche, the Baie-Comeau International Film Festival, the Sept-Îles Film Festival, the Boréal Loppet in Forestville, and the Fermont Taïga Carnival are some events not to be missed.

To discover the events, click here.

 

© Ariane Gagnon-Trottier

 

Snowmobile paradise

Snowmobile enthusiasts, treat yourself to winter vacations on the North Shore! Kilometers of marked trails, warm snowmobile relays, and breathtaking winter landscapes! In the territory, there are 14 snowmobile clubs and over 2000 km of trails.

Check the Côte-Nord Snowmobile and Quad Trail map.

© JB Films

 

If you do any or several of these activities, feel free to take photos and tag Tourism North Shore on different social media!

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