“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 2021-2022 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.
- $ 375 for an annual trail permit purchased on or before December 9, 2021
- $ 455 for an annual trail permit purchased after December 9, 2021
- $ 700 for an annual trail permit sold in trail*
- $ 285 for an annual trail permit for antique snowmobiles (2002 and older)
- $ 240 for a 7-day trail permit
- $ 150 for a 3-day trail permit
- $ 70 for a 1-day trail permit
- $ 590 for an annual trail permit for a rental snowmobile
- $ 30 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 a 2021-2022 annual trail permit sold before December 9th at $375, your money is distributed in the following manner:
- $ 39.46 $1 million liability insurance coverage for the snowmobiler
- $ 27.54 $2 million liability insurance coverage for the club
- $ 40.11 Federal and Provincial taxes
- $ 173.88 remitted to the club
- $ 94.00 remitted to the FCMQ
The portion remitted to the FCMQ, that is $94.00 per annual trail permit sold (25.1%), is redistributed as follows:
- $ 4.00 is transferred to Motoneige Québec magazine;
- $ 2.00 goes into a fund dedicated to promotions and communications;
- $ 3.00 goes into a fund dedicated to insurance stabilization;
- $ 10.00 goes into a fund dedicated to trails;
- $ 4.00 goes into a fund dedicated to clubs having a longer than average grooming season;
- $ 1.00 goes into a fund dedicated to volunteer recognition;
- $ 14.00 goes into a fund dedicated to trail groomer acquisitions;
- $ 5.00 goes into a fund dedicated to club services (liaison agent)
- $ 26.00 is used to fund the Federation’s ongoing operations
- $ 25.00 goes into a dedicated fund to develop and optimise the trail network
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.
The trail permit is non-refundable* and non-transferable.
The trail permit is personal. It is non-transferable and non-refundable*. It is an offense to operate a snowmobile on an approved trail without having paid the prescribed trail permit fee according to the terms and conditions determined by the Board of Directors.
*Only the $1,000,000 liability insurance portion may be subject to a refund.
Replacement trail permit – Online
It is possible to replace a trail permit by going to the FCMQ online purchase platform.
It is important to know that a trail permit cannot be transferred to another owner. It can only be transferred from one snowmobile to another belonging to the same owner (sale followed by a purchase, for example).
Certain conditions apply, for more details, click here