Whitecourt has established itself as one of the key snowmobiling destinations in Canada. With unbeatable snow conditions and a dedicated snowmobile club, this Alberta gem is the site of numerous well-groomed trails that make snowmobiling a preferred activity for winter recreation. Whitecourt is the current host community for the World Snowmobile Invasion, a highly anticipated event. Read more about the event on our World Snowmobile Invasion blog.
Trail map of Whitecourt, AB snowmobiling areas
For information on snowmobile trails in Whitecourt and how to find staging areas, check out the Whitecourt Trailblazers map. For a general map of the sledding zones in Whitecourt, download the SnoRiders trail map.
Main snowmobiling trails in Whitecourt, AB
The Eagle River staging area leads to an extensive 120-kilometre trail system. The staging area features ample parking, a loading ramp and a warm-up shelter with a stove, and it is located only 10 minutes northwest of Whitecourt on Highway 32.
The Golden Triangle is a 350-kilometre loop that links the communities of Whitecourt, Fox Creek and Swan Hills. It is beginner friendly. Riders, however, should bring extra fuel and survival gear since there is a distance of 110 kilometres between each community, and some sections of the trail see very little traffic. The Golden Triangle usually takes two days to complete.
Silver Summit Trail
The Silver Summit Trail is the longest of the trails south of Whitecourt. It extends for 90 kilometres and runs from Whitecourt to Silver Summit Snow Resort near Edson.
Fox Creek Trail
This shared trail is groomed by the Northland Sno-Goers, the Whitecourt Trailblazers and the Swan Hills Snow-Goers. It boasts particularly impressive snow conditions.
Named after a dedicated husband and wife team who contributed significantly to the Whitecourt Trailblazers, the Manweiler Trail offers some of the best snowmobiling territory in Whitecourt.
Groat Creek Canyon Trail
Accessed via the staging area on Highway 32, the Groat Creek Canyon Trail offers a stunning lookout over a canyon. It also leads to the Summit warm-up area and connects with the Summit Trail leading out to the ski hill.
Goodwin Lake Trail
This is one of the more popular snowmobile trails for family outings, allowing for leisurely, scenic riding.
Local snowmobiling events in Whitecourt, AB
This well-attended event welcomes families every year to come and experience the stellar terrain in Whitecourt.
This is an annual ride that features MLAs, MPs, mayors, municipal councillors and other dignitaries. The Trailblazers also invite members of the media and executive members of the Alberta Snowmobile Association.
Whitecourt, AB snowmobile club
The Whitecourt Trailblazers is one of Alberta's largest and most active snowmobile clubs. The club was founded in 1979 and it is made up of a group of about 550 members.
Whitecourt, AB tourism info
Sledder hangouts in Whitecourt, AB
- Boston Pizza in Whitecourt is a popular gathering spot for locals and visitors alike. You'll find it at 3836, just off Highway 43. 780-778-2500