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Camping sauvage, hydravion et canot, Lanaudière, Jean-Guy Lavoie © Tourisme Québec
Québec is a well-known international tourist destination. Its 22 regions offer visitors a wide range of attractions and experiences that make the most of Québec's four distinct seasons.

Essentially, visitors flock to Québec, whatever the season! They come to discover its rich heritage and history, fall under the spell of its bustling urban centres and be charmed by the beauty of its vast, wild territories. The arts, museums, churches and heritage sites, casinos, gardens, parks and reserves are among Québec's many attractions. Its wealth of local farm produce and the abundance of its fish and seafood give its culinary creations a singular, unmistakable flavour, offering visitors exquisite dishes of exceptional quality.

Réserve faunique des Laurentides / Denis Méthot © Ministère du Tourisme
Québec is known for great snowmobiling. that is well organized. Its incredible network of marked trails offers signage comparable to that of international road networks. With 33,700 kilometres (20,900 mi.) of trails, the snowmobiling network has more kilometres than the paved road network. Criss-crossing the entire province, the groomed and patrolled trails offer access to hundreds of service areas, rest stops and accommodations.

The Fédération des clubs de motoneigistes du Québec (FCMQ) is a federation of 235 snowmobile clubs, responsible for the maintenance of the impressive trail network. Access rights are required to use these trails, and, for the most part, the proceeds from access rights are paid to the clubs for trail maintenance. You can obtain access rights from clubs and from many snowmobile dealers, lodging providers and restaurants located near trails.

The FCMQ is sensitive to the environmental impact of snowmobiling, so in 2008 09 it launched a five-year environmental action plan. This plan seeks in part to promote sustainable snowmobiling in Québec and to reduce the environmental impact of the sport through a partnership with Tree Canada.
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