Round 3: SledTown ShowDown 2023 provincial semi-finals!

SledTown ShowDown 2023 showcases the Final 4 snowmobile destinations from each Western province

by Kyle Born

It’s madness I tell you. Madness!

Every SledTown ShowDown has its share of twists and turns—like boondocking through the alpine—but now and again the competition heats up and cooks a favourite sooner than anticipated. This year, it’s McBride, our 2018 SledTown ShowDown winner and British Columbia’s provincial champs for four of the last five years. Revelstoke, who has surprisingly never had any measure of SledTown success, made a bold statement by knocking off B.C.’s long-running rival. Revelstoke’s reward? A date with Tumbler Ridge, the 2019 SledTown ShowDown champion.

The tension is palpable. Can you feel it yet?

Unlike previous SledTown ShowDowns, where you could vote multiple times per round, you only get ONE vote per round of SledTown ShowDown 2023—so make it count!

Now that we’re into Round 3, the SledTown ShowDown field of competitors has been slashed from 32 to 16 (see bracket below). Have-beens are out and up-and-comers are in. 

Here are the matchups for Round 3:

British Columbia:

3 Revelstoke vs 5 Tumbler Ridge

6 Golden vs 4 Sicamous


1 Edson vs 5 Whitecourt

9 Alberta Beach vs 4 Swan Hills


1 Hudson Bay vs 5 Porcupine Plain

6 Archerwill vs 4 Kelvington


1 Flin Flon vs 5 The Pas

6 Thompson vs 4 Lac du Bonnet

Vote for your favourite below, then let your buds know about the contest by sharing on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and getting them to vote through your favs too.

British Columbia




Round 3 runs February 28 to March 12, 2023.

New to the contest? This is how it works: we start with 16 destinations from each Western province in Canada. Each round, our readers vote for their favourites and the destinations get whittled down. By Round 4, we’ll have our provincial winners, which will go head-to-head until only one town remains to be crowned the 2023 SledTown ShowDown Champion of Western Canada. For a full account of previous SledTown ShowDowns, see our complete history of SnoRiders’ SledTown ShowDown.

Here’s what the winner gets:

A shiny SledTown trophy, bragging rights and feature articles on Plus, it is a chance to raise positive awareness of snowmobiling and to recognize local clubs for all their hard work.

Social media plays a big role in this contest so be sure to hit “share” after you vote to let your friends know about the contest. You can also follow SnoRiders on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for quick updates during the contest. Feel free to tag us in photos and use the #SledTown2023 to promote your favourite town.

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Vote once per round for the best chance at seeing your favourite SledTown advance to the next round. Good luck to you and your SledTown. 

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