All restrictions in Iceland are lifted! | Get information about COVID - 19 in Iceland & Canada. Learn more

Lodge to lodge snowmobiling in Algonquin Provincial Park | CA-COW304

Explore the scenic and extensive snowmobile trail system in Ontario

Overview

Explore snowmobile trails in Ontario on one of these snowmobiling tours through the spectacular wild forests and frozen landscapes of Algonquin Provincial Park.

Highlights

  • Algonquin Provincial Park
  • Kennisis Lake
  • Haliburton Highlands
  • Lake Lodge in the Barry's Bay area
  • Madawaska Valley

The 3-day tour is an exciting snowmobile “loop” trip that takes us from Haliburton, through Algonquin Park, up to Barry’s Bay, and, finally, back to where we started. Along the way, you will be snowmobiling along some of the finest, least crowded snowmobile trails in the world! Visitors from the US have marveled at how nice these snowmobile trails are. You will be snowmobiling through winding forest trails, zooming over lakes, and seeing some of the best wilderness Ontario has to offer.

The 5-day tour is the ultimate winter adventure - an 850-kilometer circular expedition through spectacular wild forests and frozen landscapes of Ontario by snowmobile. Ontario has the largest, and possibly the best, snowmobile trail system in the world, and you will be taking full advantage of it. You will explore the extensive network of wilderness snowmobile trails and logging roads as travel around the area. You will drive through thick, untamed forests, zoom down a 30 m wide Hydro "Right Of Way", and take us into quaint little country villages. Along the way, the group will stop at spectacular vantage points and scenic lookouts.

Only 3 hours north of Toronto, Algonquin Provincial Park is Ontario's oldest park and one of the largest in Canada. It boasts over 7600 square kilometers, with over 2000 freshwater lakes.  Within its borders can be found deer, moose, beaver, wolves, bears, and many other wild animals, all in their natural habitats. This park is so large and so varied that one end of the park can have entirely different weather from the other end!  This park is the perfect location for your next winter adventure.

Departure point: Select between Haliburton or Toronto, in Ontario province.

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group
  • Expert guides
Availability Jan - Mar
Duration 3 / 5 days
Departs From Ontario
Difficulty Moderate
Group maximum 20
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up Yes
Region Ontario

From

1 524
Per Adult
    • Best Price Guarantee
    • Toll Free number in N. America: +1 888 285 1676
    • International number: +1 780 414 1676

Availability (2022):

3 day tour:
$1950.00 per person / CAD:
February 14-16
February 28-March 2

5 day tour:
$2950.00 per person / CAD:
February 7-11
February 21-15
March 7-11

What's Included

Find out what is included and what to bring.

Included

  • New Skidoo snowmobiles and equipment
  • Helmet
  • Liability and theft (not collision) insurance
  • Boots
  • Snow suit
  • Gloves
  • Gas
  • Trail permits

What to bring

  • Bring clothes suitable for a variety of winter weather conditions
  • Warm coat
  • Snowpants
  • Personal snow boots
  • Fleece underclothes
  • Hat
  • Toque
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Warm socks
  • Long underwear
  • Bathing suit for the hot tub
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Daypack
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle

Not Included

  • Lunches
  • Collision insurance
  • Gas & oil
  • Snacks
  • Alcohol

Contact us for more Information about this tour

TOLL FREE NUMBER IN N. AMERICA: +1 888 285 1676
INTERNATIONAL NUMBER: +1 780 414 1676

You can also send an email to info@adventures.com, or use the contact form here below.

Tour Itinerary

Find out more details about the tour and its highlights

Information

snowmobilers posing for a picture in canada

Guide information: Your guides are experienced and knowledgeable of the area.

Transportation: Trips originate and end in Haliburton and end in Toronto, Ontario.  Transportation arrangements to and from Toronto available for an additional cost.

Weather: Average winter temperatures range between -5 and -25 degrees Celsius.

Accommodations: Accommodations are in lodges and motels along the route. Accommodations are basic but comfortable.

Meals & Dining: Breakfasts and dinners are included. Lunches are not but can be purchased at the accommodations.

Additional information: 

Participants can bring their own snowmobiles for a reduced price.

Groups of 6 or more can choose their own dates anytime between January and March.

You will snowmobile between 175 - 250 km each day (6 - 9 hours) before arriving at the resort or motel for the evening (a couple have hot tubs). All lodgings have restaurants

snowmobiling on a forest trail

DAY 1 – SNOWMOBILE INTRODUCTION

We meet in Haliburton at 10:00 am where we will start our snowmobile safari into the wild! After suiting up with proper winter clothing, packing our saddle bags (we carry our gear on our snowmobiles), and a safety lesson on snowmobiles, we will venture forth. Our first day is an easy ride, to let everyone get accustomed to controlling their powerful snowmobiles. We will travel about 85 km, through the world famous Algonquin Park, to our lunch stop in Whitney. The trail takes us through the only portion of Algonquin Park where snowmobiles are allowed. Since Algonquin Park is world famous as a “Wilderness Park”, we have an excellent chance of seeing such wild animals as moose, deer, beaver, or even wolves! We will definitely be passing by several beaver dams (now frozen over), so keep your cameras within easy reach!
After lunch, and gassing up our sleds, we turn back down south.  We will travel another 60 km to our final destination, the Algonquin Eco-Lodge.  This is a wilderness lodge set deep in the forests of Algonquin Park.  It is completely off-grid and makes its own electricity from a waterfall.  There is even a wood-fired sauna to help you relax in the evening!

 

DAY 2 – SNOWMOBILING THE HIGHLANDS

After a hearty breakfast, we start up our snowmobiles and head back north.  We will pass through the village of Madawaska and make a lunch stop in Barry’s Bay.  That is a 100 km section. There are a few lookout points on this day, so we’ve called the circuit the “Lookout Loop”. It is about an 85 km ride back to the Eco-Lodge, taking 5-6 hours to complete. Along the way we will be following twisty forest trails – this is snowmobiling at it’s best! We will be passing beautiful lakes and small country villages, one of which we will stop at for a hot lunch.

 

DAY 3 – SNOWMOBILING HOME

Again, after a good breakfast, we head out on our snowmobiles. Now we are heading west, back to Haliburton. The trail is ever changing, so it is impossible to get bored! We will stop along the way for lunch, before ending our snowmobile safari mid-afternoon.

smowmobiling on a snowy field in canada

DAY 1 – GET ACQUAINTED WITH OUR SNOWMOBILES – 120 KM TO ALGONQUIN PARK

We meet in the Haliburton Highlands at 1 pm. This part of Ontario has some of the best snowmobile trails in the world. They are well-groomed, uncrowded, and scenic. You will be outfitted with any needed winter clothing and a helmet, and then we go over the snowmobile controls and basic riding techniques. Our first day of snowmobiling is a relatively easy day, covering only 120 km. This allows you to become familiar with the snowmobiles; how to lean into the corners, where to put your body when braking. We snowmobile through some very beautiful countryside and end up at a lodge deep in the forests for the night. There is a hot tub there, which will be a welcome treat after your first day on the snowmobile trails.

 

DAY 2 – SNOWMOBILING 190 KM TO PEMBROKE

An early start will be needed today, as we have a lot of territories to snowmobile over (about 190 km). We will snowmobile by Pembroke and continue on to Rolphton (on the shores of the mighty Ottawa River), where we will be staying at a local motel. Along the way the countryside changes from the dense forests of Algonquin Park to the scenic rolling hills of the Madawaska Valley, giving us many beautiful views of the surrounding uplands. Beyond Pembroke, the snowmobile trail follows a Hydro Line forest cut. This 30 m wide strip through the forest will allow us to pick up speed and watch the kilometers just sail by!

frozen lake in winter

DAY 3 – SLEDDING 230 KM TO NORTH BAY

We are now riding our snowmobiles in the scarcely populated area to the north of Algonquin Park. This will also be another long ride, as we must snowmobile about 230 km of forest trail. For many people, this is their favorite part of the RAP. A portion of the trail follows a pipeline where the trails are groomed double-wide. A great section of snowmobile trail to open up the throttle and test your mettle. There are also quite long stretches of twisty forest trail, and also some scenic lookouts where we can stop for photos. We end our day in North Bay. The accommodation is a hotel/resort that is comfortable and has it’s own pub. After a long day on the snowmobile trail, and dinner in the pub, you’ll appreciate a good night's rest.

 

DAY 4 – SNOWMOBILING 165 KM TO HUNTSVILLE

We are now snowmobiling south, along the west side of Algonquin. We travel 165 km through the edge of Muskoka, as we snowmobile into Huntsville. While the distance is shorter, the trails are a bit more technical (meaning more twisties!). Also, this is the most populated section of the tour that we will be sledding, so we need to be vigilant for oncoming snowmobiles.

 

DAY 5 – SNOWMOBILING 125 KM BACK TO HALIBURTON

We now snowmobile through Muskoka heading back into Haliburton. Depending on ice conditions there are a couple of short-cut trails we can take across frozen lakes. These trails are not groomed by the big groomers, but they are staked and quite safe. And, there is no speed limit. So a final chance to get as much fun as you can handle! Eventually, after 125 km of fantastic snowmobiling, we return to the Haliburton Highlands, where we will drop off our snowmobiles. We should get back to our starting point around 3 pm, leaving you enough time to get back to Toronto for the evening.

Payment Details

DEPOSIT AND TAXES

Pricing does not include: 13.00% HST.
A 25% deposit is required to hold your reservation.
Balance of payment is due 30 days before trip commencement.

CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS

Cancellations will be refunded, less a $50 administration fee, up to 14 days prior to departure, thereafter no refund is possible. If the cancellation is made between 7 and 14 days the deposit can be transferred to another date in the same year.