ATV adventures...On four wheels
ATVing in Québec is an experience you won't forget! We have the largest network of trails in North America. You can ride on over 17,000 km (10,560 mi.) of well maintained and varied trails—half of them are accessible in the wintertime and half in the summertime. In addition, 10 000 km (6,210 mi.) of the trails are open all year round. Enjoy breathtaking scenery and adventure at every turn.
Today, you can ATV through Québec's countryside all year round! It all began in the early 1980s, when four-wheel all-terrain vehicles (also known as ATVs or quads) hit the trails, and access to Québec forests was suddenly transformed. Originally designed as utilitarian vehicles for farmers and hunting and fishing enthusiasts, ATVs have made tremendous inroads as recreational vehicles. Now, networks of trails criss-cross Québec, providing an organized infrastructure for riding. It's no wonder ATVing has become one of the most popular and exhilarating tourist activities in Québec—the vehicles are easy to manoeuvre, practical and fun to ride. Many outfitters rent the vehicles and organize guided group expeditions. And don't forget that most trails have relays, restaurants and lodging along the way.
Ride where the action is
More than 330,000 four-wheel ATVs are on the move in Québec and nowadays they are just as common as snowmobiles. The Québec federation of quad clubs lists 140 clubs with over 47,000 members. In fact, most trails are maintained by volunteers from these clubs.
You'll find some great trails in most of Québec's regions. The Lanaudière and Outaouais regions offer year-round circuits thanks to a quality tourist infrastructure. If you enjoy riding in the snow, try the Chaudière-Appalaches and Laurentides regions for an amazing tourist adventure. In the summer, visit Amqui (in the Gaspé Peninsula), the Mauricie, Eastern Townships and Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean regions: they are ATVer favourites.