Canada is blessed with staggering natural beauty and dotted with some of the best snowmobiling fields on the planet. It's a real winter wonderland! From Ontario to Quebec, you’ll find miles and miles of well-groomed trails, with a limitless number of circuits to explore and discover. Enjoy an invigorating snowmobile ride and see the majesty of the Canadian winter on one of our guided snowmobile tours. Choose from single day or multi-day excursions that are suitable for beginners and seasoned sledders alike. Trips are all-inclusive with expert guides, snowmobile rentals, driving instruction, food, and lodging.

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About snowmobiling in Canada

WHEN DOES SNOWMOBILE SEASON START IN CANADA?

Snowmobiling is a winter activity, meaning you get to enjoy the sport in all of its glory during the winter season when the snowmobile trails are open. Depending on the weather conditions, the snowmobile season in Canada typically runs from December to March.

Visiting Canada during the winter season has plenty of other advantages. Apart from the chance to hit the road on a top-notch snowmobile machine, you’ll enjoy the beauty of fresh snowfall and frozen landscapes, get cheaper flights, and have the opportunity to see Canada’s terrific winter festivals, renowned for being the world’s biggest winter celebrations. If you’re an admirer of the Northern Lights, Quebec is one of the best places for aurora viewing in Canada.

You can also simply kick back and enjoy a mug of hot chocolate or a glass of mulled wine after an action-packed day. The Canadian winter will warm your heart and offer a host of opportunities for exciting adventures.

Depending on your level of comfort, you can choose between day or multi-day tours. If you have no previous snowmobiling experience, there is no need to worry. It only takes a few minutes to get used to the machine. Your expert guide will show you how to operate the snowmobile before you embark on a spine-tingling ride. Just don’t forget to bring your driver’s license!

Snowmobiling in Canada is like stepping into a dazzling world that you never knew existed. As you zoom over the snow-clad trails, the magic begins! The scenery will change from coniferous forests to snow-dappled mountains and open valleys. Switch between slow sections where you glide and enjoy the scenery to open places, where speed is the name of the game.

Along the way, we’ll have plenty of opportunities to stop at spectacular vantage points and scenic lookouts. So, make sure that you bring your camera. Keep an eye out for curious animals such as deer, moose, beaver, and wolves. We may also cross paths with a ferocious bear or two!

During the tour, you’ll sleep in cozy local inns and lodges, located in the beautiful surroundings of the Canadian wilderness. Some accommodations are equipped with indoor pools and saunas, the perfect place to unwind and relax after an adventure-filled day.

Some of our guided tours also offer the chance to combine your snowmobile adventure with dog-sledding, another thrilling winter activity and some include pampering sessions at a local spa.

 

Have you ever wondered who is responsible for the invention of the snowmobile? The history books claim that Joseph-Armand Bombardier, a renowned French-Canadian entrepreneur, invented the first snowmobile and brought it to market in 1937.

However, the story behind this clever invention is shrouded in sadness. The idea to build a machine able to drive on snow came to Bombardier after his son fell ill of peritonitis and died because he could not be brought to the nearest hospital in time.

Interestingly, the first buyers of Bombardier’s initial seven-seat snowmobiles were country doctors and priests living in remote areas. However, over the course of time, the snowmobile advanced and became a popular winter vehicle for a variety of purposes.

The world-famous Ski-Doo snowmobile is also an outcome of the prolific mind of Bombardier. Bombardier made his dream come true when he built a lighter and smaller snowmobile model, which people later started to use for recreational outdoor activities. You might ride one of them during the snowmobile tour!

Where to snowmobile in Canada?

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Snowmobiling in Canada is available in many provinces across the country but Ontario and Quebec top the bucket lists of adventure seekers all over the world.

First, let’s introduce you to Quebec, a predominantly French-speaking Canadian province, where snowmobiling was invented. The first snowmobile clubs were formed here, grooming technology developed, and the passion for the sport accelerated mass snowmobile production at the end of the 50’s.

Today Quebecers remain passionate about snow-filled adventures and boast some of the best snowmobile trails in Canada. There are over 30,000 km (18,641 mi) of trails across Quebec, of which 10,000 km (6,214 mi) are located in the Laurentian, Lanaudière and Ottawa regions.

The Laurentians, in Quebec, are a place of pilgrimage for snowmobile enthusiasts. Zooming over snow-covered trails to the backdrop of the beautiful Laurentian Mountains— one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world—offers plenty of excellent opportunities to appreciate the sport’s many pleasures.

Interestingly, the “Club Pionniers Laurentides,” the first snowmobile club in history, was founded in the Laurentians. After all, what better place to embark on a heart-pumping snowmobile adventure than in the place where it all began?

Within Quebec’s alluring blend of nature and deeply rooted snowmobile culture, unforgettable adventures and memorable experiences are guaranteed.

If your snowmobile adventure fantasies feature zooming over wide open spaces framed by sprawling untamed forests, Ontario is the place to make them a reality.

Ontario offers over 30,000 km (18,641 mi) snow-covered interconnected trails, one of the longest snowmobile trail systems in the entire world. While some of these ribbon-like trails wind through thick forests, others take you to wide valleys where an infinite sea of white takes over the horizon.

When adventuring in Ontario, you’ll enjoy the undeniably beautiful scenery with a chance to traverse some of the least crowded snowmobile trails in the world. Once such option is Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario’s oldest provincial park, which opened in 1893.

Located close to Toronto and Ottawa, the park boasts a giant 7,653 km2 (2,955 mi2) of territory with over 2,400 freshwater lakes and more than  1000 km (621 mi) of rivers and streams. The park covers one of the largest wild areas in the world, making it a must for snowmobile enthusiasts.

Ultimately, Ontario offers some of the best snowmobiling in Canada with some of the finest snowmobile trails that you will ever see.

FAQ

Still got questions about snowmobiling? Find the answer here!

The good news is that you don’t need to have the previous snowmobile driving experience. Your expert guide will provide you with easy to follow instructions and it only takes a few minutes to get used to the vehicle.

You need to bring a valid driver’s license.

All rentals drivers must be at least 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license.

Yes, kids can ride as passengers on a snowmobile. For sitting on the back of a vehicle, the minimum age is 8 years old.

We provide all the necessary equipment for your snowmobile adventure including snowmobiles, helmet, snowsuit, boots, gloves, gas, insurance, and trail permits.

Though we provide you with a full arctic suit, please bring clothes that are suitable for a variety of winter weather conditions. 

We suggest bringing a warm coat, snow pants, personal snow boots, hat, toque, gloves, scarf, warm socks, and long underwear. We recommend that you avoid cotton clothing and wear wool or synthetic clothing.

If your tour includes a visit to a spa, don’t forget to bring a bathing suit!

Our snowmobile tours can be enjoyed by people in general good health. If you require any further information, don’t hesitate to contact us.