Take a Snowmobiling Vacation
Like it or not winter is coming. Instead of huddling indoors, discover the frozen beauty of Canada on a snowmobile tour. With thousands of kilometers of trails, novices and seasoned sledders can travel deeper and higher into the backcountry to places that are usually inaccessible. Adventure-seekers will be in awe at the quiet beauty and immense, untouched landscape of Canada’s winter wonderland.
From the BC Rockies to the Maritime trails, there’s plenty of snowmobiling vacations to discover:
- The deep powder of Revelstoke, BC makes this area the champion of snowmobiling. With an annual snowfall between 12-18 meters (yes, METERS) and daily temperatures around -5 C, this area is a mountain playground for sledders. Tours with seasoned experts can take you along deep, powder filled valleys and to mountain tops above the clouds. Snowmobiling in Revelstoke, BC is unbelievably beautiful and unforgettable.
- The Crowsnest pass has hundreds of kilometers of trails but due to the frequent chinooks, snowmobiling in southern Alberta may be fickle. Central and northern Alberta has a constant snow base making for scenic parkland rides through the snow-covered forest. The air may be cold and crisp but a sunny blue sky makes for fantastic snowmobiling in Alberta.
- Ontario has over 49,000 kilometers of interconnected, groomed trails which forms the world’s largest network of recreational trails. Snowmobilers travel through majestic forests as they glide between frozen lakes.
- Quebec is the birthplace of the snowmobile so visiting the J. Armand Bombardier’s Museum in Valcourt is a good way to pay homage to the inventor of the Ski-Doo. North of Montreal, the Laurentian Mountains become a hilly playground with thousands of kilometers of trails covered in deep powdery snow.
- The Confederation Trail on Prince Edward Island is a 275 kilometer rail trail, a former rail line that has been converted into a liner park. Snowmobiling on the Confederation Trail will take you past charming interior towns filled with welcoming hosts and warm maritime cuisine. Trail permits are required from the PEI Snowmobiling Association.
- Sledding under the aurora borealis is magical and unforgettable. Outside of Yellowknife, NWT, sledders can stop to watch and to listen to the shimmering light show, often in colours other than green. Go for a more traditional dogsledding tour and experience the way that pioneers used to travel in the winter.
Snowmobiling is a great way to see the frozen beauty of Canada. Tour operators know the safe and scenic routes around the backcountry and can take travelers to the secret locations familiar to locals. Instead of hiding from winter, embrace the cold and discover a winter adventure.
Scenic Travel Canada is a website that helps travelers and nature-lovers to discover Canada. There are plenty of Canadian adventures that cater to people of all fitness levels. From hiking in the Rockies to walking the sandy shores in the Maritimes, you’ll be amazed at the beautiful Canadian scenery that awaits.