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Best Places to Snowmobile in Canada

From your own backyard to the Atlantic Coast and the mountains of British Columbia, our homeland of Canada holds some of snowmobilings most breathtaking riding locations. With world-renowned POW and epic elevations in western Canada and "Lake Effect" winters around the great lakes—where there’s snow, there’s That Ski-Doo Feeling. Explore these destinations approved by Ski-Doo Brand Ambassadors throughout the "Great White North" and add them to your bucket list. But, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are thousands of amazing Canadian snowscapes waiting for your tracks. Check out #ThatSkiDooFeeling on social media to see where riders like you are discovering the spectacular riding Canada has to offer from coast to coast.

Mont Valin, QC

Found in the Saguenay–Lac-St-Jean Region of Quebec, Mont Valin is just a quick three hours from Quebec City. The rocky terrain in central Quebec, Monts Valin creates a wide variety of elevation that delivers spectacular views of the province’s natural beauty from altitudes of more than 900 meters (9,800 feet). Popular trail treks include the Summit Circuit – a series of five peaks with postcard-worthy scenery if you time it right between the snow storms.

“The perfect combo of off-trail deep snow andan incredible on-trail network. Best snow in Quebec. Accommodations are widely available serving as a hub for many destinations.” -Charles Gagné

Chic-Choc Mountains & Gaspé, QC

One look at the Chic Choc Mountains and you’ll swear you’re in the mountains of Colorado or British Columbia, but you’re actually sitting in the central part of the Gaspe Peninsula in eastern Quebec. Part of the Notre Dame Mountains – the northern most of the Appalachian Mountains – the Chic Chocs have become a snow lover’s paradise of the East. Rising 4,000 feet above the St. Lawrence River, these mountains are packed with over-the-hood snow all winter with steep terrain deep-snow riders love. For those who lean more towards the trails, groomed pathways outline the entire peninsula taking snowmobilers to quaint seaside towns that resemble the small fishing villages of Scandinavia. With hospitality that matches the magnificent riding, this is one location that deserves to be on your snowmobile bucket list.

Muskoka, Ontario

You can’t talk snowmobiling in Ontario without mentioning the Muskoka region. It’s been a dream trail riding destination for snowmobilers from both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border for decades, and for good reason. It’s one of Ontario’s premium vacation destinations with its lakes and cottages in the summer, but it transforms into a haven for snow lovers during the winter months. The snowfalls are plentiful in the area – situated just east of Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay – thanks to the famous “Lake Effect” dropping 336 cm (11 feet) of white gold annually. Nearly 1,000 miles of snowmobile trails traverse through forested, rolling hills with scenic views of the areas many lakes. Riders will enjoy a wide variety of trails, from tight wooded tacks to wide open logging roads, all immaculately maintained by the 11 area snowmobile clubs. And it’s all just a little over 2 hours from Toronto.

Don't Miss: “R.A.P Tour” - "The R.A.P tour is a few day trip that goes around Ontario’s Algonquin park. It’s great for all skill levels. You can take your time and do it over a few days or push it and do it in 2 days or less! The scenery changes drastically as you cover different areas of the province. From tight woods in the Muskoka’s or fast and smooth as you get to the “A” trail. Plenty of great food stops and awesome places to stay!" - Corey Jinks, Ski-Doo Ambassador

Revelstoke & Sicamous, BC

One of the most iconic snowmobiling locations in the world, riding sleds is part of the cultural fabric of the Revelstoke and Sicamous areas in British Columbia. With multiple mountain ranges serving as winter playgrounds readily accessible from picturesque small mountain towns, this area is the Mecca for winter worshippers. Flush with chest-deep pockets of powder along with majestic mountain peaks glowing with cinematic scenery, there’s nothing quite like taking in a wintery Canadian sunset from the seat of your sled.

Sled Fact: The Sicamous area is home to Carl Kuster Mountain Park: a world class, full service snowmobiling destination offering unique lodging, 5-star quality meals and guided deep-snow riding experiences beyond compare.

McBride, BC

Tucked in the Robson Valley between the Canadian Rocky Mountains and the Cariboo Mountain Range sits the Village of McBride, B.C. Its location has made it world famous for snowmobiling with a mix of farmland in the valley and forested alpine terrain creating an inspiring combination of terrain to discover. Part of the beauty of the area is how family-friendly the riding is. Areas like Bell Mountain provide well-groomed trails with warming shelters and powder-filled meadows for riders young and old to enjoy. Riders can push their limits as much as they’d like as the terrain gradually gets steeper and more technical as you climb through the area’s many scenic peaks. The McBride area also boasts some of the best sled-skiing in the world and the hospitality of the people is also world-class.

Sled Tip: Avalanche safety training is a must if you’re riding in McBride. Be sure to have your beacon, probe and shovel along on every ride and know how to use each effectively.

Sea to Sky Corridor, BC

Easily one of those snowmobile riding locations that has the ability to leave you in true awe of Mother Nature's beauty, the Sea-to-Sky Corridor in western British Columbia is hands down a must-do for deep snow riders. It also happens to be the backyard of Ski-Doo Ambassador Dave Norona. Here's his take on what makes the area so special:

"The coastal sledding in the Sea-to-Sky corridor of Squamish-Whistler and Pemberton is something every rider needs to experience, what it lacks in ice cold angel dust powder it more than makes up for with insane deep snow that can literally erase your previous day's track overnight! Brandywine is the largest access point that allows you to access awesome tree riding and open glaciers just 30 minutes from your truck! The Pemberton Glacier is also easily accessible, however, both areas require knowledgeable glacier travel to avoid crevasses and other hazards, so be sure you check it out with a knowledgeable guide. Cheers, Dave

Golden Triangle, AB

With thousands of kilometers of groomed trails, Alberta offers more than enough opportunities for winter enthusiasts to get their snowmobile fill. One the regions most recommended in this interior province is the Golden Triangle just a two-hour drive from Edmonton. Encompassing the communities of Swan Hills, Fox Creek and Whitecourt, this 350-km trail trek offers varied terrain with club-maintained shelters along the way if you need a quick warm up. The spread out nature of the communities means you may be covering more than 100 km between towns, so extra fuel is highly recommended. That same characteristic also means trail traffic is often on the light side making a ride here feel like a true winter escape. Many riders choose to tackle the Triangle in 2-3 days, but it all depends on how much you want to indulge in the amazing sights.