“Operation of a snowmobile on a federated trail is strictly forbidden unless the operator has a prescribed trail permit.” (FCMQ By-Laws, article 11)
Permit prices for the 2023-2024 season
The price of a trail permit includes the cost of the liability insurance, defined as mandatory under article 19 of the Act respecting off-highway vehicles, as well as all applicable taxes.
- $ 440 for an annual trail permit purchased on or before December 9, 2022
- $ 530 for an annual trail permit purchased after December 9, 2022
- $ 900 for an annual trail permit sold in trail*
- $ 400 for an annual trail permit for antique snowmobiles (2003 and older)
- $ 285 for a 7-day trail permit
- $ 185 for a 3-day trail permit
- $ 95 for a 1-day trail permit
- $ 650 for an annual trail permit for a rental snowmobile
- $ 40 for a replacement trail permit
*Purchase your trail permit before hitting the trails!
Extra charges are payable when the annual trail permit is purchased on trails. Note that permits issued for antique sleds, as well as daily or weekly permits, cannot be purchased on trails.
Distribution of the trail permit fees :
On the purchase of a 2023-2024 annual trail permit sold before December 9th (at $440), your money is allocated as follows:
- $ 37.49 $1 million liability insurance coverage for the snowmobiler
- $ 39.60 $2 million liability insurance coverage for the club
- $ 47.27 Federal and Provincial taxes
- $ 173.28 remitted to the club
- $315.64 is remitted to the New club financing system (NCFS) and FCMQ dedicated funds.
The portion remitted to the FCMQ, i.e. $315.64 per annual early bird trail permit (72%), is redistributed as follows:
- $1.00 is paid into a fund dedicated to the recognition of volunteers;
- $2.00 is paid into a fund dedicated to promotion and communications;
- $4.00 is transferred to Motoneige Québec magazine;
- $5.00 is paid into a fund dedicated to club services (liaison agents);
- $5.50 is paid into a fund dedicated to insurance stabilisation;
- $10.00 serves to finance the trail permit sales platform;
- $16.00 goes towards financing current operations of the FCMQ;
- $98.26 is paid into a fund dedicated to the development and optimisation of the network (i.e. groomer purchases and major repairs, infrastructure);
- $173.88 $ goes towards NCFS parameters dedicated to club services.
For additional information related to the public liability insurance included with your trail permit, please refer to the “INSURANCE” sub-section in the “TRAIL PERMIT” section.