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Snowmobiling

About Snowmobiling

Snowmobiles are powerful machines that can accommodate one or two riders, tow trailers or skiers, and gain access to parts of the great outdoors you probably didn’t know existed. A snowmobiling tour is an epic way to explore the Canadian wilderness, ranging anywhere from an hour of excitement to weeks-long adventures.

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Zip Along the Trails

From beginners to pros, everyone can enjoy a good trail ride on a sled. Snowmobiles are a fun way to cover a lot of diverse ground in a short time, and Canada has no shortage of trail networks that let you get almost anywhere you want to go.

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Play in the Powder

At first glance, the machine seems to do all the work in this sport, but once you’ve got a little experience, you can put in the work too. There’s nothing like finding a fresh patch of powder that lets you carve out your own designs, tilting your sled from side to side or swerving in a circle so tight your shoulder touches the ground! Don’t worry about falling off – the fluffy white stuff is the perfect cushion.

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Harness the Power

Ranging from 120 to 210 horsepower and capable of speeds up to 190 km/h, snowmobiles can help you go further, faster, and higher for a truly unforgettable experience. Veteran mountain riders chase after extreme heart-pounding moments as they race up mountain peaks and teeter on hillsides. On the right tour, you may also get a chance to whip across open water!

Tours with Snowmobiling

Beautiful, energetic and entertaining—known as the “Wilderness City”, Whitehorse has the great outdoors at its doorstep and has adventure for all interest levels.

Build Your Own Snowmobiling Tour

Let’s make a trip that’s uniquely yours! You decide how long, which destinations, number of inclusions, everything. Start planning now and make your dream trip a reality.

Staff Picks

Whitecourt, Alberta

There are over 480 km of well-groomed trails in the Whitecourt area, and riders can pull right up into town on designated trails.

Purcell Mountains

The Purcell Mountains offer a thrill of riding deep powder snow for those ready to take their sledding to a new level.

Revelstoke, British Columbia

Experienced riders can head out for the ultimate adrenaline rush in the mountains, climbing jaw-dropping inclines, launching into the air, and catapulting down slopes in a combination of horsepower and gravity.

ADVENTURE

Avalanche Safety

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Go in a Group

This activity is not for solo artists. In the event of an avalanche, riders fare much better with friends looking out for them.

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Three Important Items

Every rider in the group should have a shovel, probe, and beacon, and know how to use all three.

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Know The Terrain

Go with a tour that knows the area. Avoid areas with little or no run-out as well as spaces with few or no trees.

Essential Gear and Equipment

Ensure you have warm, waterproof boots, layers of warm clothing (including a base layer that will wick sweat from the body), and those wilderness survival essentials (first aid kit, navigation, food, water, knife, fire starter, communication, and a backpack). A helmet is non-negotiable at break-neck speeds and nose-bleed heights!

Tips

Anytime you decide to go explore nature, you should…

  • Check the weather.
  • Research the trail and take a map with you. 
  • Carry the proper gear for the experience.
  • Bring extra food.
  • Tell someone where you are going.
  • Check with the Parks or tourism office for closures and wildlife updates. 
  • Follow the Leave No Trace principles.
  • Do not feed, touch or approach wildlife.
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Get off your butt: you might feel like sitting, but standing up or placing a knee on the seat will help you gain better control of the machine.

Get ready to sweat: it’s pretty much guaranteed you will get stuck at some point, and that’s okay – but get ready to dig, dig, dig and pull that heavy machine out of the snow trap.

Stow your items: if you’re bringing your smartphone, don’t leave it in an outside pocket! Between cold temperatures and potential falls, it’s better off closer to the chest.

Did You Know?

The small community of Alberta Beach hosts an annual winter festival called SnoMo Days, where you can see sledders (and sleds!) of all ages race for glory. From little ones on baby snowmobiles to old timers on antiques, and of course the souped-up modified sleds, drag races offer plenty of entertainment while you sip on hot chocolate and chow down on winter BBQ items. Most attendees arrive on their own sleds as well!

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