Top snowmobiler-friendly hotels in northern B.C.

Dear sledders heading to northern BC: Here are some of the region’s best snowmobile-friendly hotels, lodges and other accommodations

by Danielle Cameron

sledder on a snowy mountain in McBride
McBride is one of the top places to sled in northern B.C., as shown by our SledTown ShowDown contest results. Wayne Ratzlaff photo

The northern B.C. region is strongly appealing to snowmobilers. A ride here comes with thousands of kilometres of both backcountry and well-groomed terrain and generous snowfall - we’re talking a depth of up to 40 feet!

If you’ve been considering (or eagerly awaiting) a northern B.C. sledding trip, start planning ahead by booking a stay at one of the sledder-friendly hotels in the area.

- Photo courtesy Terracanna Ranch Resort

Terracanna Ranch Resort, near McBride, BC

Located halfway between McBride and Valemount, Terracanna Ranch Resort offers cozy cabins amidst stunning wilderness.

Why sledders love the Terracanna Ranch Resort: This resort provides comfortable accommodations that are conveniently close to the epic riding zones around Mt. Robson Provincial Park. If you are missing something, you can rent sleds and gear right on site, and guided tours are available.

Why snowmobilers love McBride: McBride was our B.C. SledTown ShowDown winner for 2018 and 2020, voted in by the riders who gather there.

Plan your McBride snowmobiling trip: Learn more about snowmobiling in McBride.

- Photo courtesy the Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge

Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge, Smithers, BC

The Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge can be found in Smithers, a sledding hot spot halfway between Prince George and Prince Rupert.

Why sledders love the Presige Hudson Bay Lodge: This hotel is not only close to sledder-friendly amenities and restaurants, it also grants easy access to a wealth of alpine trails where you can test your snowmobiling skills.

Why snowmobilers love Smithers: Smithers has a number of popular, well-maintained sledding zones with cabins along the way for the convenience of riders.

Plan your Smithers snowmobiling trip: Learn more about snowmobiling in Smithers.

- Photo courtesy Powder King Mountain Resort

Powder King Mountain Resort, Mackenzie, BC

Powder King Mountain Resort is a paradise for winter recreation seekers. There are cabins, suites and bunkhouses available for rent, so you can find something to suit your budget.

Why sledders love Powder King Mountain Resort: The proximity to Pine Pass and a wealth of other top-notch sledding areas, makes this a coveted spot to spend your snowmobiling holiday.

Why snowmobilers love Mackenzie: Nestled in a mountain paradise, this vibrant community is extremely snowmobile-friendly and conveniently close to riding zones. 

Plan your Mackenzie snowmobiling trip: Learn more about snowmobiling in Mackenzie.

- Photo courtesy Mile High Resort

Mile High Resort, Logan Lake, BC

Situated just three hours from Vancouver, Logan Lake’s Mile High Resort is a winter wonderland. From couples and families, to buddies on their annual sledding trips, this lodge makes everyone feel at home. Choose from their selection of luxurious lakefront cottages.

Why sledders love Mile High Resort: You can rent a snowmobile (Kamloops has two rental companies that will deliver to this area) or bring your own, and explore a myriad of trails, with impressive snow conditions.

Why sledders love Logan Lake: Logan Lake is surrounded by some premium snowmobiling territory, and you can ride the scenic forest terrain to your heart's content.

Plan your Logan Lake snowmobiling trip: Learn more about snowmobiling in Logan Lake.

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