Snowmobiling can rekindle your childhood memories, when you just couldn’t wait to go out and play in the snow. No matter where your sled carries you, the breathtaking beauty and awe-inspiring immensity of winter in this great province will move you.
As a recreational activity, snowmobiling provides a unique way to be more active during the winter months. As a social activity, snowmobiling is intrinsically grassroots and fosters new friendships through trailside comradery. As an outdoor experience, snowmobiling offers a new appreciation and enjoyment of our Great White North.
Many outdoor enthusiasts have discovered the majesty of Ontario winters from the seat of a snowmobile. This remarkable Canadian invention has reintroduced them to winter in all its glory. Today, they embrace the snowy season as died-in-the-wool winter lovers, and it’s all because of snowmobiling.
From the Lake of the Woods to the Ottawa River and from James Bay to the Great Lakes, Ontario rolls out the white carpet to welcome you to the best snowmobiling in the world! Ontario’s trails, towns, and terrain create the ultimate landscape to fulfill every snowmobiler’s fantasies.
Trail riding is what Ontario snowmobiling is all about. Marked, mapped and interconnected trails make snowmobiling great fun for safe riders who drive with care and control. The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) operates over 30,000 kilometres of maintained snowmobile trails. To compare, that is a larger network to maintain than there are provincial highways. It is the largest recreational trail system in the world.
OFSC trails are designed to provide snowmobile-friendly access to hundreds of snowbelt communities with top-notch facilities, trailheads, and staging areas. Many of our popular summer holiday destinations are open during the winter to welcome snowmobilers.
Resorts, hotels and restaurants offer warm hospitality while many other services are also available, including sled maintenance, spare parts, snowmobile/trailer parking and fuel stops. These snowmobile-friendly locations are always a good source of local information and instruction for novice riders.
Not sure of where to ride? No Problem. The OFSC offers numerous Snow Tours across the province that are a mix of smaller tours (2-3 hours long) to longer full or multi day treks. You can stay for several days in one spot and run day trips in every direction, or you can saddle bag from place to place for as long as your heart desires. You are always able to choose your adventure with Ontario’s trails.
Today’s reliable sleds and high tech winter wear make snowmobiling more comfortable and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of their age or lifestyle.
So what’s your pleasure? Whether you want to experience the down-home hospitality of a rural village or the lights, action and attractions of a big city, Ontario’s trail network has everything that you need and more. You haven’t lived until your sled skims down the trail, whisking around corners and scooting along straight-aways. You haven’t truly enjoyed this uniquely Canadian experience until you’ve enjoyed a trailside hot chocolate while the kids play in the snow, or visited a winter carnival or a maple sugar shack on sled.
No, you haven’t fully enjoyed winter until you and your family and friends have tried snowmobiling in Ontario!
So what’s your pleasure? You haven’t lived until your sled skims down the trail, whisking around corners and scooting along straight-aways. Or experienced snow flakes twinkling like little diamonds as you ride. Or until you’ve enjoyed a trailside hot chocolate while the kids play in the snow. Or visited a winter carnival or a maple sugar shack. Or until you’ve fallen into a weary but satisfied sleep at the end of your day’s ride, dreaming of what new adventures tomorrow will bring.
Find out more and get your permits at www.ofsc.on.ca
*For updates on trail status across Ontario, the OFSC recommends that prior to accessing a trail that snowmobilers visit the Interactive Trail Guide at www.ofsc.on.ca to confirm trail availability.