Chic-Choc Mountains Tour
Chic-Choc Mountains Tour

Chic-Choc Mountains Tour

6 days

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Delight in winter activities as you explore the backcountry of the Chic-Choc Mountains

Journey deep into the Quebec wilderness to the remote Chic-Choc Mountain Lodge. Here, you’ll disconnect from the outside world as you’re surrounded by the incredible beauty of the winter mountains that invite you to play.

The Chic-Choc Mountains Self-Drive includes four days at a lodge with all the equipment you’ll need to hike, ski, snowshoe, and play all day in the untouched mountain powder. These mountains are well-loved for their incredible backcountry opportunities and stunning views. After a day of enjoying the great outdoors, you’ll be welcomed inside with a warm meal and a pleasant common space to gather and share stories from your exciting day on the slopes. This is the perfect getaway for skiers of all levels to enjoy warm French-Canadian hospitality and the beautiful Quebec Wilderness.

Highlights of the Chic-Choc Mountains Tour

Journey from Cap-Chat into the Chic-Choc Mountains, where you’ll be surrounded by the winter wilderness.
Enjoy all the equipment provided by the lodge, including skis, cross-country skis, snowshoes, hiking poles, and more.
Take a hike with a naturalist to look for wildlife and learn about your surroundings before exploring on your own.
Disconnect from the world at your cozy lodge, perched on a ridge that offers you astonishing views and access to a winter playground.


From $1,875USD
6 days
Partially Guided
Mountain lodge
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Chic-Choc Mountains Self-Drive Itinerary

Day 1 Start Your Journey to the Mountains

This morning, you’ll take a regional flight from Quebec City to Mont-Joli. Take a taxi from the airport to Cap-Chat, where you’ll meet your transfer vehicle and get a ride on snow tracks to the Chic-Choc Mountain Inn. The journey to the lodge will take your breath away as you travel through the beautiful mountains to your home nestled in the wild hills.
Overnight Location: Mountain lodge in Chic-Choc Mountains
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Discover the Mountain

After a hearty breakfast, you’ll be given a short introductory course on the equipment available for use during your stay and a briefing on mountain safety. Then, you have the whole day to explore the Matane Wildlife Reserve. Take a guided walk with a naturalist to learn about the local wildlife and how to track them in the winter. Later, you can try out the snowshoes, cross-country skis, or go hiking through the snowy woods.
Overnight Location: Mountain lodge in Chic-Choc Mountains
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Backcountry Adventures

During your stay, you’ll want to take advantage of the incredible skiing possibilities. Go on an epic backcountry cross-country ski adventure or enjoy the powder on the amazing downhill routes. There are nice beginner trails and challenging descents for the seasoned skier. The lodge also has META skis (short, fat skis for backcountry use) if you’re a fan or want to try out something new!
Overnight Location: Mountain lodge in Chic-Choc Mountains
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Play in the Winter Wonderland

You have another amazing day to enjoy this wonderful snowy playground. Choose your favourite sport or relax at the lodge and enjoy the tranquility while you watch the snowfall.
Overnight Location: Mountain lodge in Chic-Choc Mountains
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Final Morning in the Mountains

You have enough time this morning to strap on your skis once more or to take a final hike through the silent forest. After lunch, the transfer will take you to Cap-Chat, where you can take a taxi to Mont-Joli for your return flight to Quebec City. Once you’re back in the city, you can take a cab into town and enjoy one of the amazing restaurants that offer authentic French-Canadian cuisine.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Quebec City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 Tour Concludes

Take advantage of your time before your flight to visit the enchanting fort city of Quebec. This UNESCO World Heritage site has so much to explore, from the battlefields at the Plains of Abraham to the Citadel, and the shops and restaurants in the historic Old Quebec. If one morning is not enough, you can choose to add additional nights to extend your time in Quebec City before beginning your journey home.
Overnight Location: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Chic-Choc Mountains Self-Drive Price and Dates

This partially-guided tour to Quebec is run as private tour for your group only, and the price per person depends on how many people are in your group.

Prices below are per person:

  • Groups of 2+: $1,875 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Chic-Choc Mountains Self-Drive

This tour is based on hotel and lodge accommodations. Your Quebec City hotel will be standard 3-star and offer modern amenities and a convenient location. During your stay in the mountains, you’ll stay in a rustic 18-room lodge that encourages you to disconnect and embrace the wilderness.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. Single rooms, including those for solo travellers, are by request.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Chic-Choc Mountain Lodge (Auberge de Montagne des Chic-Choc) ★★★★

Enjoy the impressive mountain views at this remote mountain lodge. You'll love the cozy rooms and the variety of outdoor equipment available to use.

Night 5

Hotel in Quebec City

The only fortified city in Canada! The historic district is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll the streets to admire the cobblestone roads and European architecture.

What’s Included in the Chic-Choc Mountains Self-Drive?


5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners are included in this tour.


Accommodations for 5 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Quebec City are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Your transfer from Cap-Chat to the lodge on a shuttle with snow tracks is included. Please note that your airport transfers in Quebec City and Mont-Joli are not included. Your flights between Quebec City and Mont-Joli are also not included.

Also Included

  • Wildlife watching with an experienced guidet
  • Safety briefing and instruction for equipment use
  • Topographical map of the area
  • Outdoor and safety equipment, alpine skis, xc skis, snowshoes, hiking poles, META skis and more
  • Transfers between Cap-Chat and the lodge
  • Taxi Transfers on day 1 and day 5
  • Canadian taxes
  • 24/7 access to helpline

Not included

  • Flights to and from Quebec City
  • Flights between Quebec City and Mont-Joli
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities
  • Entrance fees to national parks
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions

Frequently Asked Questions about Chic-Choc Mountains Tour

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Map of Chic-Choc Mountains Tour

Map of Chic-Choc Mountains Tour

Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 2/5. Your stay at the mountain lodge includes the use of winter sports equipment for the mountain. There are trails available for people with any level of experience.

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