Snowmobiling in James Bay

The territory of James Bay is furrowed by many snowmobile trails, with their natural and cultural wonders and which give access to the attractions of its valleys and mountains. In fact, the region is a destination of choice for snowmobilers who discover the grandiose spectacle of the boreal forest over 1500 km of organized trails.

Some of the snowmobile trails join north-eastern Ontario and northern Quebec net. Besides, accompanied by an experienced guide, tourists can get off the beaten path and experience the thrill of cross-country snowmobiling across the land of endless snow and wide open spaces. Snowmobile rallies, races and rides are frequent here.

For instance, Antique snowmobiles Super Rally of Chibougamau (www.motoneigechibougamau,com); Polar Challenge of Chapais (www.clubmotoneige.com), 50 km snowmobile ride through woods over a surfaced trail off the organized trails.

Participation of antique snowmobiles is emphasized, not speed or performance; the Folifrets and International Rally of Chibougamau (www.rallyechibougamau.com) – cross-country rally, a tribute to snowmobiles; Winter Carnival of Valcanton – snowmobile rally, crowning of queen, various games, music and other activities.

A number of agencies offer rentals, guide services, packages that include caribou hunting, ice fishing or photo-safaris in the heart of the taiga. For more details contact www.tourismebaiejames.com.

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