Québec is the birthplace of the snowmobile, and with 32,000 km (19,840 miles) of trails, it's one of the best places in the world for the sport. Two major trails, the 2,000-km (1,250-mile) Trans-Québec Snowmobile Trail and the 1,300-km (806-mile) Fur Traders Tour, run just north of Québec City. Trail maps are available at tourist offices.
SM Sport. Snowmobile rentals with this company begin at C$45 per hour, or C$118 per day, plus tax and the cost of gas. These folks will also pick up from several downtown hotels for an additional price, starting at C$20 per person. 11337 blvd. Valcartier, Loretteville, Québec City, Québec, G2A 2M4. 418/842–2703; www.smsport.ca.