Alberta's snowmobiling terrain takes you from mountains to foothills to prairies

Alberta snowmobilers descend a forested trail
Whitecourt's impressive trail system has helped earn the community the title of Snowmobile Capital of Alberta. - photo courtesy Mitchell Sharp
Hotshots Taking an easier route?

Lou Maffret takes a shortcut while sledding in the glorious Kakwa area.

Get set to explore the incredible snowmobiling terrain of this vast and varied province

Alberta Map

Alberta is such a great province for sledding because of its variety of terrain. You can ride in the mountains, enjoy nice prairie scenery or you can explore the forests in the northern part of Alberta—yes, snowmobiling in Alberta is truly an awesome experience. Active clubs throughout the province keep trails and amenities in tip-top shape. Check out our Alberta landing page for information on sled dealerships, destinations, snowmobiling trails, snowmobile-friendly accommodations, local snowmobiling clubs and more.

Snowmobilers looking at a map at the trailhead.

About the Silver Summit Guided Tour

On Friday, February 13, 2015, Ken Linford, who is past president of the Whitecourt Trailblazers, will be leading a guided tour of the Silver Summit Trail.
September 2014 | Kirsten Armleder
Alan Doyle's profile picture with guitar.

Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle to play for snowmobilers in Whitecourt

The Whitecourt Trailblazers have announced Alan Doyle as Saturday night's headliner at the World Snowmobile Showcase, which will be held in conjunction with the club's five-day World Snowmobile Invasion.
September 2014 | Kirsten Armleder
Rebecca Bromberger standing up on her sled at her parent’s home by Linaria, just outside Barrhead, AB.

Family Fun Sledding in Alberta

Sledding is a family affair for Rebecca Bromberger.
August 2014 | Kris Dickeson
A snowmobiler riding along a trail in Central Alberta.

Trailblazers offering Golden Triangle Guided Tour

If you’ve ever wanted to ride central Alberta’s famed Golden Triangle snowmobile trail, but lacked the courage to do the entire 350-kilometre loop by yourself, here is an opportunity you won’t want to miss.
August 2014 | Kirsten Armleder
Three people on snowmobiles in Northern Sweden.

Snowmobiling in: Sweden

Once a month, we’ll be taking a brief look at one of the countries being represented at the World Snowmobile Invasion in Whitecourt, Alberta, on February 11 to 15, 2015. This month, it’s Sweden.
August 2014 | Kirsten Armleder
Darren and Baukje Strawson, in a cabin warming up.

Passing on snowmobiling to the next generation

Wild Country Powersports is the unofficial HQ for snowmobiling in Barrhead, Alberta.
August 2014 | Trish Drinkle
A snowmobiler in Finland.

Over 3,000 invitations sent out

Organizers of the upcoming World Snowmobile Invasion (WSI) are still busy getting the word out. To date, they have sent out more than 3,000 invitations to various snowmobile groups the world over.
July 2014 | Kirsten Armleder
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