February 23th to March 2nd, 2019

TDLG skis and snowshoes


Cross-Country ski and Snowshoe TDLG
The 17th edition of the winter TDLG will be held on February 23 to March 2, 2019. Participants will renew with the seashore and mountains unique to the Gaspésie, from Matane to Gaspé, passing by the magnificent Chic-Chocs. New cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails are on offer!


2019 route
The TDLG routes for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing will be presented to participants on a daily basis. Maps in hand, the logistic team will be delighted to answer your questions!

When necessary, bus transportation will be provided to take skiers and snowshoers to their departure areas and then back to their lodging once they reach the end of the route.

The TDLG skiers will travel an average of 35 km every day, while the snowshoers’daily routes will be ranging from 10 to 15 km.

Cross-country Skiing – Routes available shortly

Welcome | Saturday 02.23
Welcome to all participants in Matane
Overnight at Riôtel de Matane
Day 1 | Sunday 02.24 
Skiing in Matane area
Accommodation at Riôtel de Matane
Day 2 | Monday 02.25 
Skiing in Matane area
Accommodation at Riôtel de Matane
Day 3 | Tuesday 02.26
Parc national de la Gaspésie
Accommodation at Gîte du Mont-Albert
Day 4 | Wednesday 02.27 
 Parc national de la Gaspésie
Accommodation at Gîte du Mont-Albert
Day 5 | Thursday 02.28
Parc national de la Gaspésie
Accommodation at Gîte du Mont-Albert
Jour 6 | Friday 03.01 
Accommodation at Gaspé ;  Auberge sous les Arbres, Hôtel Plante or Motel Adams
Departure | Saturday 03.02
Breakfast and departure



Snowshoeing – Routes available shortly 

Welcome | Saturday 02.23
Welcome to all participants in Matane
Overnight at Riôtel de Matane
Day 1 | Sunday 02.24 
Snowshoe in Matane area
Accommodation at Riôtel de Matane
Day 2 | Monday 02.25 
Snowshoe in Matane area
Accommodation at Riôtel de Matane
Day 3 | Tuesday 02.26
Parc national de la Gaspésie
Accommodation at Gîte du Mont-Albert
Day 4 | Wednesday 02.27 
 Parc national de la Gaspésie
Accommodation at Gîte du Mont-Albert
Day 5 | Thursday 02.28
Parc national de la Gaspésie
Accommodation at Gîte du Mont-Albert
Day 6 | Friday 03.01 
Accommodation at Gaspé ;  Auberge sous les Arbres, Hôtel Plante or Motel Adams
Departure | Saturday 03.02
Breakfast and departure

* * The routes may change right up to the last minute depending on various factors beyond our control. This explains why maps are available only the week prior to the event.* *

* * The accommodations are assigned by the TDLG team according to the chosen package and availability of the rooms. * *

Thank you for your understanding.

Degree of difficulty: Intermediate (skiing and snowshoeing)
The Gaspé Peninsula is a world of mountains and pebble beaches, sea and gentle slopes. But remember that what goes up must come down, and an invigorating climb in the morning is inevitably followed by a fine descent at the end of the trail! Get in shape ahead of time… on slopes if you can!

The TDLG as a vacation, why not!
You’d like to accompany a friend or your spouse who’s doing the TDLG, but the idea of skiing or snowshoeing is not appealing to you? You can take part in the TDLG as a vacation without doing any sports. Do not hesitate anymore, register!

Prices and packages

All TDLG packages feature full, all-inclusive service, including:

• Six groomed and marked ski routes with full logistical support and the required safety support;
• Six snowshoeing courses in a generally ungroomed environment, supervised by guides;
• Seven nights’ accommodations;
• All meals, including seven suppers featuring regional produce;
• Snacks, warm water and provisions along the trails;
• Well-organised activities every evening;
• Technical support staff to deal with any gear problems;
• All transportation;
• Medical resources if needed;
• And so much more!

The price you pay depends on the type of accommodation you choose
The TDLG is a group event. Thus, the pricing of the different packages offered only vary upon the accommodation chosen.

Packages offered include meals and all other services provided during the TDLG, as well as all taxes.

Single occupancy: $3,200 – SOLD OUT : waiting list available
This package guarantees the participant a room with a private bathroom at  hotel, or bed-and-breakfast establishment at every TDLG stop.

Double occupancy : $2,300 per person – SOLD OUT :  waiting list available
This package guarantees one room for two people (2 beds when available), with a private bathroom, at a hotel, motel or bed-and-breakfast establishment at every TDLG stop.

You form a group of three? Contact us! : $2,000 / person – SOLD OUT :  waiting list available

Quadruple occupancy (2 double beds): $1,700 / person – SOLD OUT : waiting list available
Ideal for groups of friends, this package features two double or larger beds per room, with a private bathroom. Each bedroom will have 4 occupants (sharing 2 double beds).

Friends’ occupancy: $1,500 / person – SOLD OUT : waiting list available
This package offers the comfort of a bed in a bedroom and the friendliness of a dormitory.

During the two nights at Gîte du Mont-Albert, participants who sign up for this package will share a cottage (one bathroom) accommodate up to 8 people: each room will have four occupants (sharing two double beds). For the nights at Riôtel de Matane and Gaspé, participants will be staying in groups of four in a hotel or motel room.

* * If you’re not participating in the TDLG with friends, we’ll pair you with other participants, taking into account some criteria to make sure you have a most pleasant stay. We’re good at this! * *

No cancellation will be accepted, unless a fortuitous event such as an accident, death or serious illness occurs. It is important to point out that if you cancel your booking, a $250 fee plus Paypal commission fees will be retained. No cancellation will be accepted after January 23th, 2019. Contact your insurance broker for information about trip cancellation insurance.

I want to register!


Once you get to the Gaspésie, the TDLG will take care of everything, including transportation. However, all participants must first join the group in the afternoon on Saturday, February 23, at Matane. To help you get there on time, different options are available.

Chartered coaches
To keep our impact on the environment as slight as possible, we offer a shuttle service by chartered coaches in collaboration with the carrier Orléans Express. The bus will leave in the morning of February 23th. You have to bring your lunch when you come here, but we will provide a lunch for the return to all participants going back to Rimouski, Quebec or Montréal.

Montréal – Gaspésie (round trip): $280 (taxes included)
Montréal Bus Station (1717 Rue Berri)
Québec – Gaspésie (round trip) : $250 (taxes included)
Sainte-Foy Bus Terminal (3001 Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois)
Rimouski – Gaspésie (round trip) : $170 (taxes included)
Rimouski Bus Terminal (90 Avenue Léonidas Sud)
Gaspé –  (each way) : $70 (taxes included)

Personal vehicle
If you choose to use your personal vehicle to travel to the Gaspé Peninsula, we invite you to leave it in Matane. Please take note that no cars may be used to follow along the TDLG route. If you want to reduce your ecological footprint, you can participate to carbon offsetting by planting trees: https://sargim.com/service-de-compensation-carbonne/


You can choose to arrive in Gaspésie by plane (Air Canada Jazz). You have to organise this on your own.


To make it easier for you to get around during the week, we ask you to bring only one piece of luggage weighing no more than 20 kg.

Gear required for the days on the trail:

Mandatory Equipment :

• 1 pair of classic skis and large-basket poles (a single pair of skis)
• 1 pair of snowshoes (if you registered as snowshoer)
• 1 comfortable day back pack (about 30 to 35 litres), no frame required
• 2 insulated 1-litre bottles or 1 insulated 1-litre bottle and a thermos
• 1 plastic travel mug with carabiner to attach the mug to the outside of your back pack
• 1 headlamp with lithium batteries (less affected by the cold) and extra batteries
• 1 compressible down-filled jacket (to warm up during stops)
• 1 anorak (for days when it’s not so cold)
• 1 balaclava
• Extra mittens, toque, socks and underwear (top)
• 1 pair of ski goggles
• Overmitts and overpants (to slip on if the wind is cold)
• 1 waxing kit (skiers only)
• 1 first-aid kit (acetaminophen, bandages for blisters, cold cream to prevent frostbite and chilblains, etc.) and sunscreen
• 1 small knife
• 6 to 7 metres of adhesive tape (duct tape)
• 1 whistle
• Your health insurance card
Your reusable lunch bag and ustensiles

Non-Mandatory Equipement :

•  Ski skins (skiers only – recommended)
• 1 spare pair of rubber Flexor bindings (skiers only)
• Foot and hand warmers (HotShotz)
• Snacks (in addition to the lunches we provide, depending of your appetite)
• Paper tissues, toilet paper and a Ziplock

Gear you need for the evenings:

Comfortable evening wear
• Cash (for massotherapy, drinks at the bar, souvenirs, etc.)
• Ear plugs
• Bathing suit

For specific questions regarding the required gear, contact our logistic coordinator

Télécharger la liste en format .pdf > (french version only- english to come)

Conseils techniques – Le matériel de randonnée et l’habillement : Sébastien Lapierre, aventurier (french version only)


Cardio Plein Air: official training partners
A Cardio Plein Air certified trainer will be abord the cruise ship to give warm up sessions in the morning and stretching activities at the end of the day. And to be in the best shape possible for the event, here are some training programs and tips.

You would like to join a training group to help motivate you in your training?
Contact Cardio Plein Air!


Dynamic training programs
Our training advisor Jean St-Denis (we call him Jeanôt) has prepared some suggestions for different types of participant as an extra to trainer Isabelle Provencher’s program.

Jean St-Denis’s program

Conseils techniques – Le ski de fond : Sébastien Simard, enseignant en tourisme d’aventure (french version only)

Conseils techniques – La raquette : Sébastien Lapierre, aventurier (french version only)

Conseils techniques – L’entraînement : Isabelle Provencher, entraîneuse (french version only)

Invités (french only)

Sophie Faucher, porte-parole de la porte-parole, comédienne, animatrice et auteure

Sophie a découvert la TDLG en 2009 et depuis, elle se fait un devoir et un plaisir immense d’en parler à chaque occasion. « Gaspésienne d’adoption », c’est une ambassadrice convaincue. Sophie raquette de bon cœur et trouve toujours le moyen de semer la joie sur son passage. Sans parler de son programme de lectures offert en soirée aux participants, toujours inspiré et inspirant! Cette année, de sa voix douce et agréable, elle vous propose “Tracer un chemin”, une lecture qui laissera sa trace par des souvenirs impérissables.

Emmanuel Bilodeau, ambassadeur, comédien et humoriste

Emmanuel adore la Gaspésie. Il avait découvert les événements TDLG en vélo, pour ensuite goûter à la version hivernale qui l’avait séduit tout autant. Humoriste et comédien, cet artiste de grand talent ne peut plus se passer des TDLG, et nous non plus! Il sera de la 15e édition, avec son sens de la répartie et sa grande détermination à terminer tous les parcours!

Christophe Rapin, comédien

Arrivé au Québec en 1991, Christophe lance sa carrière de comédien qu’il poursuit depuis 25 ans oeuvrant autant dans le théâtre de création que les projets multidisciplinaires et le théâtre jeunesse. Au fil des multiples créations et des tournées, il découvre les différentes régions du Québec dont la Gaspésie où il a récemment choisi d’investir pour l’avenir… En effet depuis 2015 devenant l’heureux propriétaire du Café Acadien il redonne du souffle à cette auberge-restaurant située sur le quai de Bonaventure. Véritable petit morceau du patrimoine local où on retrouve une cuisine régionale savoureuse et un accueil chaleureux.
C’est avec grand plaisir qu’il embarque dans l’aventure de la TDLG 2018 raffermissant son lien avec ce territoire si attachant.

Nancy Gauthier, comédienne, entraîneuse et franchisée Cardio Plein Air Rimouski

Grande amoureuse de la Gaspésie et de la TDLG, cette comédienne a plus d’une corde à son arc! Animatrice, massothérapeute, entraîneuse certifiée et femme d’affaires. Tout au long de la semaine elle donnera les séances d’échauffement le matin et d’étirement au retour des randonneurs. Ce sera sa 9e TDLG depuis 2005. La Gaspésie elle l’a tatoué sur le cœur.

Sylvie Gallant, accordéoniste et semeuse de bonne humeur

En 1988, la carrière de chanteuse et animatrice de Sylvie démarre d’une façon inusité, notamment par son passage remarqué à l’émission Star d’un soir. Pendant 13 ans, elle se démarque dans le monde des congrès au Québec et ailleurs par son charisme et son style inclassable. Elle se met ensuite à la composition pour enfants et endosse le personnage de Gallantine, en plus de jouer de l’accordéon. Elle revient maintenant à ses premiers amours avec un spectacle cabaret pour grand public : CABARET CHIC-CHOCS !   Sylvie Gallant est une artiste qui, telle une étoile filante,  laisse dans son sillage une traînée de bonheur.

*Guests attending during the week may vary according to their availability*


TDLG board of directors

Claudine Roy, president (successful business woman, 2018 Excellence Award from UQAR Graduates, 150th Medal of the Senate of Canada, Knight of the l’Ordre national du Québec and Member of the Order of Canada)
Thierry Pétry, vice president, anaesthetist and one half of a two-person skiing expedition to the South Pole with Bernard Voyer
Odette Cavanagh, secretary-treasurer, retired teacher
Denis Henry, administrator, retired manager and ex-mayor of Carleton-sur-Mer
Carmen Léger, administrator, singing teacher
Gilles Mathurin, administrator, heavy equipment operator at Ville de Gaspé
Marie-Josée Talbot, guide and specialist at Karavaniers

Board of governors
The expertise of the members makes a great support for the organization. 
Gaston Morin
, retired ex-teacher

TDLG team – 418-368-8803
Andrée-Anne Roberge,  Executive Director
Claudia Chenel, Project Coordinator
Laurence Provencher, Logistics Coordinator

Artistic programming
Maïté Samuel-Leduc 

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