Strictly speaking, four-wheeling is illegal in Quebec. Quebec owns the public liability part of your insurance - i.e. when you pay for your licence plate, you pay for public liability insurance.
Thus, folks in Quebec are very private about where trails can be found, because if the police find you "off-raod" they can ticket you - $500 or more. There are no trails, so don't rely on anyone telling you where the trails are. They would be shooting themselves in the foot - too much publicity means ticket$.
It is all part of the no-fault insurance system. If you break a leg in Quebec in a motor vehicle accident, it is the Government who pays out - not an insurance company. However, lawyers can make no money in Quebec. Moreover, it's quite like getting blood out of a turnip.
In a no-fault situation, if someone else hits you - and you are at fault or not at fault - the only way you are going to get your car fixed is if you make a claim to your own insurance company. It has a 3-strike rule too: someone else hits you 3 times - and you make 3 claims - bad luck or not, insurance companies will refuse you insurance. The first question when you approach an insurance company to buy a policy? "Have you ever been refused insurance before?"
I was reading a forum about driving without doors (and no mirrors). I assure you, I would not do that in Quebec. If I tried, I would have auxiliary mirrors. But the Government insurance system/police will find a way around that and find a clause to issue a ticket.
What's more, the police don't do accident investigations anymore. Imagine if someone road-raged you? The police will take a statement (if they come to the scene) and that's it. I could go on ...
It is very interesting what http://www.adrenaline4lo.ca/
is trying to accomplish - creating a Federation. Creating a Federation may be the only way to find, create and make trails legal. But they will be highly regulated, and people will have to buy more, specialised insurance as they do when they operate a snowmobile or ATV.
There is a large snowmobiling and ATV federation in Quebec. Their "sport" is an important part of the local winter tourist economy here in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Quebec has great public atv-snowmobile trails, and they are thoroughly policed - so don't get caught without your insurance card or without insurance.
"One day the sun will shine and have-not will be no more."