Right of access

To acquire a trail permit, you must purchase it online and this, for all categories included!

Whether you call it a "trail permit sticker" or a "membership card", the trail permit is mandatory to ride on snowmobile trails. The trail permit is composed of a sticker*, which must be installed on the left side of the cab, and the "member copy" receipt, both of them are required during your hike and can be requested during a road check.  

Please note that it is prohibited by law to ride on an FCMQ trails without a trail permit.

*Valid for annual and antique annual trail permits. Conditions apply for the other categories of trail permits.

Why buy a trail permit?

Purchasing a trail permit is a legal requirement for FCMQ trail users. It is also a socially responsible act that helps to contribute towards the expenses incurred in trail network maintenance. Clubs are responsible for maintaining snowmobile trails, which is of high cost to them!

When you purchase an annual trail permit sold in presale, the majority of your investment goes to your club!

The purchase of the trail permit provides you with:

  • The right to ride on all FCMQ member club trails throughout the province; 33,000 km of pure snow heaven;
  • Free subscription to Motoneige Québec magazine (4 issues, distributed in Quebec only) *;
  • $1,000,000 (mandatory) public liability insurance coverage**.

*some conditions apply, details here.
**according to the law, you must have a civil liability insurance policy of at least $500,000, details here.


Daily trail permit

A daily trail permit gives you access to the trails for a period of one (1) day, three (3) consecutive days or seven (7) consecutive days.

When you purchase your daily trail permit, you become a member of the FCMQ and are automatically covered by Intact Insurance's civil liability insurance worth $1,000,000.


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


Trail permit for rentals

For the purchase of a rental trail permit, renters must contact the FCMQ.


Trail permit without insurance

You wish to purchase a trail permit without insurance?
Don't forget that liability insurance is mandatory for all snowmobile owners and that the FCMQ negotiated on your behalf a civil liability contract with Intact Insurance for only $39.46 taxes included.

Compare your rate with the one offered by Intact Insurance and discover how advantageous this rate is.


An insurance verification, administration and handling fee of $23 + taxes included.

A delay of 21 days for the reception of your trail permit is necessary for verification and validation. Please note that you are prohibited by law from riding on FCMQ trails until you have received your trail permit and the sticker to be affixed to your snowmobile.

You must go through the transactional platform to complete the process of purchasing your trail permit without insurance.

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