Saskatchewan trails to remember

The terrain in Nipawin will make your snowmobiling holiday amazing

by Danielle Cameron

Try snowmobiling in Nipawin - you won't be let down.
Try snowmobiling in Nipawin - you won't be let down. Photo courtesy Betty Ladouceur

Nipawin boasts more than 300 kilometres of terrain, and it has become a well-known starting point for snowmobiling in Saskatchewan. Sledders could ride for days without hitting the same trail twice. The territory is varied, and you can see boreal forests, hills, fields or frozen lakes all in the same trip. 

Provided you follow the bylaw regulations, you can snowmobile right from the town limits. 

Top snowmobile trails in Nipawin

The Trans-Canadian Snowmobile Trail passes near Nipawin, and that tends to be a popular place to sled. It has the distinction of being North America’s first coast-to-coast recreational trail.

There is also the Tier 1 Trail, an interesting bypass area with tons of hills and powder to play in. Or, try heading to Candle Lake, Little Bear or Greenwater - all fun, sled-friendly communities to visit.

In addition, there are other options you might want to take into consideration for your next ride.

The Southwest Loop runs along Codette Lake all the way to the Wapiti ski hill, and features vast open fields where sledders can play to their hearts' content. Branch off on the trail running north across Lake Tobin, if you're craving cross-country riding with scenic forests and hills galore. Turn back south and cruise through the hamlets of Love and White Fox, across the power dam and back into town to wrap up your ride.

If what you seek is a more lengthy journey, you can ride east to the Town of Hudson Bay, a trek that extends for more than 200 kilometres each way. Most snowmobilers make this an overnight trip, and enjoy the open country, bush sledding and frozen lakes they can encounter along the way.

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