Arctic Aventure

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Arctic Aventure
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
What people are saying
Fantastic experience!
Dec. 2018
Went today and such a blast! Really professional - they have all the gear you need including boots. However we had our own ski gear so wore that and was perfectly warm. I use crutches and have a disability so I can’t get my boots on and off, so waited in the hallway whilst everyone got ready. The staff were great and along with my husband made sure I had everything I needed. My disability wasn’t a problem which was great - made me feel welcome, which sometimes I struggle with. I used my crutches to get to the snowmobile and Steve, our guide, ran my crutches back inside. My husband and I had the more powerful snowmobiles so went at the back of the group. There were 7 snowmobiles I think. We had a beautiful morning - bright blue, sunny sky and a light dusting of snow. Not too cold either. As I was worried about falling off (having a disability makes me more cautious) so Steve was happy for us to go at the back and every so often the group took a break whilst we caught up. No one made us feel like we were slowing them down this way. The trail was fabulous - lots of big hills, small hills, fun corners, a few road crossings and 2 chances to blast across a huge lake! The first time I was a little hesitant and the second time I really picked up some speed. It was thrilling! A few years ago I wasn’t sure if I would still be alive today, so being out on this adventure and in an amazing setting I am truly blessed! If every you think things are too hard, just try it - you might surprise yourself! My husband would have liked me to go faster as he is a motorcycle rider and loves the adventure, but he did get a chance to blast passed me on the lake. We are hoping we got some great footage as we had 3 go pros on us. Thanks to everyone for a great morning and a fabulous trail!

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Jean Pouget-Abadie
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Helpful beyond our expectations
Jan. 2019 • Couples
We chose the half-day snowmobiling tour, which we found very enjoyable. The guide spent just the right amount of time explaining how to drive a snowmobile, no time felt wasted. Ending the ride on the frozen lake was the highlight of our day. The pictures do not do the scenery justice. They provide you with all the necessary gear to brave the elements, but dress warmly underneath regardless. My main reason for writing today was a selfless act of kindness from the snowmobile company. Once our snowmobile ride was over, our car got stuck in the snow on the way back to Montreal in the aftermath of a big snowstorm. With all the towing companies around busy with the many accidents of the day, we phoned arctic adventure for help. They immediately drove over and offered their help, towing our car out of the snow. They truly went above and beyond to help us out, expecting nothing in return. This honest review is the best I can do to thank them.
Written January 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Naynayelli
Lightwater, UK12 contributions
Fantastic experience!
Dec. 2018 • Couples
Went today and such a blast!

Really professional - they have all the gear you need including boots. However we had our own ski gear so wore that and was perfectly warm. I use crutches and have a disability so I can’t get my boots on and off, so waited in the hallway whilst everyone got ready. The staff were great and along with my husband made sure I had everything I needed. My disability wasn’t a problem which was great - made me feel welcome, which sometimes I struggle with.

I used my crutches to get to the snowmobile and Steve, our guide, ran my crutches back inside. My husband and I had the more powerful snowmobiles so went at the back of the group. There were 7 snowmobiles I think. We had a beautiful morning - bright blue, sunny sky and a light dusting of snow. Not too cold either.

As I was worried about falling off (having a disability makes me more cautious) so Steve was happy for us to go at the back and every so often the group took a break whilst we caught up. No one made us feel like we were slowing them down this way. The trail was fabulous - lots of big hills, small hills, fun corners, a few road crossings and 2 chances to blast across a huge lake! The first time I was a little hesitant and the second time I really picked up some speed. It was thrilling!

A few years ago I wasn’t sure if I would still be alive today, so being out on this adventure and in an amazing setting I am truly blessed! If every you think things are too hard, just try it - you might surprise yourself!

My husband would have liked me to go faster as he is a motorcycle rider and loves the adventure, but he did get a chance to blast passed me on the lake. We are hoping we got some great footage as we had 3 go pros on us.

Thanks to everyone for a great morning and a fabulous trail!
Written December 29, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paul C
Montpelier, VT20 contributions
AWESOME!!
Mar. 2018 • Family
A family run operation with an amazing experience to share with you! Coming from the U.S. we were trying to figure out where to rent, how to get there, what to bring, how much it would cost, etc. Despite the slight language barrier, the woman on the phone was super helpful! After deciding to spend the night in a nearby hotel at a ski resort in order to get a 9 am start (the trails are definitely better in the morning), we arrived to discover they have EVERYTHING you need! Boots, mittens, snow bibs, jackets and helmets. And some great snow machines. The young man getting us on the sleds was helpful and very nice, including providing a very good trail map (the trails are groomed and very well marked - it was like riding on a highway).

3 1/2 hours later we had explored beautiful woods on great trails, my 15 year old son had an adventure of his lifetime, and the return process was quick and efficient.

Great operation, great people, awesome trails, and beautiful countryside. Just do it! Canada is great!
Written March 4, 2018
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baxterboy12
Nashville2 contributions
Fantastic Day of Snowmobiling
Feb. 2018 • Friends
We took a group snowmobiling excursion with Arctic Aventure on Feb 9, 2018. The entire day was outstanding in every way.

Reservation/Check-in Process-We were a group of 6 travelling from Nashville, TN, Honolulu, and Tulsa, OK so we had quite a few moving pieces on this trip. I asked tons of questions via email in the months and weeks leading up to the trip and the owners were very kind and patient to answer all my questions. When we arriving at 9AM today, the check-in process was super easy. They had all of the waivers all laid out for us and the facility was immaculate. I've rented in West Yellowstone 4 times, Banff, and Michigan, and this place was the most efficiently run snowmobile operation I've seen. The employees were friendly, the gear was in good shape, and we were on our way in just a few minutes.

Snowmobiling-We were paired with a guide named Julian for our 9-5 snowmobile excursion. His first language was French but his English was also pretty good. He was a super nice guy and kept us safe and having fun all day long. It was interesting hearing about his experiences guiding for 4 years in Quebec. The trails were in excellent condition because the local club grooms 3x a week. The sleds were in good working order and we all really liked Black Mountain and the 2 lakes we sledded on. One of our 6 sleds broke down but luckily it was 430PM and we were only 4 km from the shop. It was a mechanical failure which happens quite often with the wear and tear these machines take. In the past, I've had to haggle with ownership about repairs but the owners acknowledged it was a mechanical issue (not human error) and they didn't charge us.

All in all it was a great experience. We went 140 km and had a nice stop for lunch. If you're looking for a snowmobiling outfitter in Quebec, look no further. Book with Arctic Aventure and you'll have a great time. Thanks Julian and team. Keep up the good work.
Written February 9, 2018
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Jaco30
Washington DC, DC10 contributions
Great people and great excursion
Jan. 2017 • Couples
The guide and the manager of the operation were both exceedingly nice, and everything was handled professionally. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to snowmobile.
Written January 5, 2017
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mikehampton582
Goshen, NY3 contributions
Worth every penny.
Dec. 2016 • Family
These boys run a great operation from basically their house and a large garden shed. Close to 4 hours of riding through the beautiful Quebec trails. Good powerful machines - I'm 260lb and the thing never felt sluggish even on the steepest of hills. Friendly guide and staff. In short - highly recommended.
Written January 4, 2017
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Glex5000
Tel Aviv, Israel485 contributions
Tantalizing experience!
Dec. 2016 • Friends
We were the first tour of the season- a group of 4, accompanied by 2 guides. Riding for 3 hours, starting at -7 degrees, ending at 5PM at -13... We got the best Arctic equipment- boots, trousers, coat, gloves and helmets. If you don't have your own Balaclava (face cover), you'll have to rent one. The equipment is so good, that even in these low temperatures and the speed of ride, you don't feel the cold. The Ski-Doo snowmobiles are intuitive and easy to ride. The woods are beautiful. and for someone like me, who comes from a sunny country with hardly any snow, it was one of the best experiences I had! It's not cheap- with everything, including the fuel that you pay for, it will cost around CAD 220 + tip. But it's worth it!
Written January 1, 2017
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David M
Huntington, NY1 contribution
Great Experience!!! - Full day snowmobile from Montreal
Feb. 2016 • Friends
Let me start by saying that this is an amazing experience and the staff is great!!! I went on a full day snowmobile adventure, which included transportation from Montreal, two weeks ago for a bachelor party (2/20/16).

Magalie handled our reservation which was seamless from beginning to end. She even was able to find a watch that one of the guys had lost in the van and ship it back to us. Julian was our guide and was extremely safe, helpful and fun. He allowed us to have our space while riding and was still able to coordinate our group and keep us together.

This trip included all of the necessary gear, even for a couple of the guys who are very big. The gear provided was perfect, we were never cold at all. We rented the 900s which were in great condition with plenty of power. The trails are well maintained and take you through the woods and over lakes. We even went into a sand pit like area that allowed us to free ride a bit and included some steep inclines and declines. Fun!!!

I've been snowmobiling before in Vermont and that paled in comparison to this trip. That said, I will definitely be back and will absolutely use Artic Adventure when I go!!!
Written March 2, 2016
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CarlS8753
3 contributions
Great Canadian Experience
Feb. 2015 • Solo
I have spent a week with Artic Aventure, snowmobiling during 4 days and also discovered dog sledding another day. Magalie and Nicolas really take care of me and tried to accommodate so my dream could become true. Both them and their staff were professional and it was a real pleasure to spend the week together!
Written March 21, 2015
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KesiaTamara
State of Sao Paulo24 contributions
This is a VERY exciting winter fun activity!!
Feb. 2015 • Couples
With the snowmobile rental you will also get the whole equipment. Warm snow clothes and gloves, helmet and snow boots.
The first 2 hours are very cool!! But towards the end of the ride you´ll start feeling really really frozen... The ride was listed to endure 2 1/2 hours but it took us 3 hours within the snow trails.
Fee is about CA$150,00.
If you enjoy outdoors and freezing cold weather, go for it!!!
You can check out our ride at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjQwxZlxwtY&list=UURJmCfAO0ZSd1YgjH0goz6g
Written March 6, 2015
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