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

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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.

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Hot on the trail

With pleasant communities dotted along the trail, the Iron Horse route is sure to please.
February 2014 | Danielle Cameron
A yellow groomer comes down a trail with trees on both sides. Danny Smyl is driving.

Outside and involved in St. Paul

There are plenty of reasons that we love to ride, but the sledding community also needs people who are inspired to give back to sledding. For Danny Smyl of St. Paul, giving back is an important piece of participating in the sport he loves.
February 2014 | Kristen Mitchell
5 Riders and their sleds, on a trail in the Crowsnest Pass.

An outdoorsy community

Riding since she was two, 23-year-old Kelsey Poelt lives and breathes the great outdoors.
February 2014 | Trish Drinkle
A row of vintage sleds are lined up at Elk Point's annual Vintage Snowmobile Rally.

Outdoor-driven in Elk Point

The Elk Point Trail Riders are a small club with a big spirit and lots of riding inspiration.
February 2014 | Kristen Mitchell
A red sled sitting at the side of a snowmobile trail.

Welcoming riders to Fort McMurray

The McMurray Sno-Drifters snowmobile club does a great job of promoting the sledding trails around Fort McMurray, Alberta.
January 2014 | Kirsten Armleder
Watt Mountain Wanderers snowmobile club President, Barry Toker working on signage.

Building the snowmobiling scene in High Level

Barry Toker gives his time and energy to the Watt Mountain Wanderers in High Level, Alberta.
January 2014 | Kris Dickeson
Whitecourt Trailblazers Trail Boss South, Don Price.

Dedicated to maintaining top-notch trails

Don Price spends his winters sledding and grooming trails in Whitecourt, Alberta.
January 2014 | Kris Dickeson
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    Peace River, Alberta

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    Grande Prairie, Alberta

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    Stanford Hotels & Resorts are the ideal accommodations for riders! Take advantage of our $89.00 ride rate. The Grande Prairie location offers ground floor rooms, meaning you are never far from your pride and joy. As well, the inner courtyard parking lot gives you peace of mind during your stay. Choose Stanford Hotel Grande Prairie if you are looking for that home away from home feel and great service! We are your four-season destination, so check out our summer rates for motorcyclists. *Taxes and applicable fees will be added to this rate.

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    The Biteharder Carbide Runner sharpening tool is designed for a snowmobiler's ultimate riding experience. Sharpening dull carbide ski runners helps with better handling and control, which means a safer ride overall. The Biteharder tool sharpens dull carbides simply and easily without the need to remove them from the snowmobile. Learn more by visiting their website.

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    Cochrane, AB

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    Lac La Biche, Alberta

    Playing in a winter wonderland

    All types of riding await in this breathtaking northern Alberta destination. Lakeland Provincial Park is one option; it provides an amazing network of trails for the avid sledder. A convenient staging area for the park is Elinor Lake Resort, a wilderness resort surrounded by boreal forest that offers access to the lakes in the area. "Lac la Biche Region is known for" its annual Winter Festival of Speed, held annually on the first weekend of March featuring snowmobile drags and other racing events. Visit for dates and info.

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  • Elk Point Chamber of Commerce Advertisement

    The right place to be.

    Located on the southern leg of the Iron Horse Trail, Elk Point is the perfect place to start your family adventure. Snowmobiling, quadding, biking, hiking or horseback riding, we have it all and more! The Elk Point Trail Riders snowmobile club maintains some of the most beautiful terrain in all of Lakeland, on the southern leg of Alberta's Iron Horse Trail. "The Trail Riders club is a smaller club with a lot of heart," said Kulczycki. "Each season, around the first weekend in March, the (Trail) Riders host a vintage ride that attracts participants from all over Canada."

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    Welcome to the County of St. Paul

    The perfect vacation starting point is located only 1.5 hours northeast of Edmonton in the County of St. Paul. Including the towns of St. Paul, Elk Point and 12 other communities, the County of St. Paul offers a varied and diverse ethnic heritage that has created a cultural tapestry second to none. St. Paul, where mountains of snow and miles of trails await you!

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