In February, the Quebec Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (FCMQ) is inviting its members and snowmobile enthusiasts to celebrate Snowmobile Month by introducing a friend or family member to this activity, which has always been popular in Quebec. Now that the mild weather has ended, many regions of the province have good conditions for snowmobiling and taking advantage of beautiful winter days.
“Snowmobilers and their friends and family members can enjoy a network of trails maintained by 4,560 volunteers across Quebec. During Snowmobiling Month and throughout the rest of the season, snowmobiling must always be practiced safely, by adopting behaviours that make for a harmonious relationship with the people who live along the trails,” explained Raymond Lefebvre, general manager of the FCMQ.
Quebeckers have access to one of the best-developed and structured trail networks in the world. In total, there are 33,500 km of trails in 13 regions of Quebec. “Our network gives snowmobilers an opportunity to enjoy breathtaking landscapes in all regions of the province. Snowmobile Month is a good time to get out and discover them. It’s no surprise that snowmobiling is one of the major winter tourist attractions that draws visitors from outside Quebec,” concluded Mr. Lefebvre.
In December, the FCMQ joined forces with the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA) for a campaign to provide the public with information about the practice of snowmobiling. To learn more, visit www.avosmotoneiges.org.
The Quebec Federation of Snowmobile Clubs is the leading organization for all aspects of snowmobiling and generates $1.5 billion in economic benefits annually. The FCMQ has 84,616 members belonging to 225 clubs and enjoys the support of 4,560 volunteers. The Federation’s clubs manage the sale of access permits for Quebec’s 33,500-kilometre network and are responsible for its development, maintenance, signage and safety. For more information, visit www.fcmq.qc.ca.