This is it—the finals are finally here!
Through five rounds of top-level competition, two snowmobiling destinations have emerged with an opportunity to become SledTown ShowDown 2021 champions. Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba, and Nipawin, Saskatchewan, now go head-to-head to determine which location is the absolute best to go sledding in Western Canada.
Which beloved SledTown will reign triumphant and win the competition? Before you cast your vote, let’s take a look at how Round 5: the semi-finals played out:
Lac du Bonnet is on a roll. This Manitoba SledTown already dispatched last year’s SledTown ShowDown winner in Round 3, Flin Flon, Manitoba, and now they’ve eliminated the 2018 SledTown ShowDown champion, McBride, B.C. On its way to victory, Lac du Bonnet (10,044 votes, 57%) cruised past McBride (7,467 votes, 43%) to take its place in the finals.
Nipawin and Fort McMurray were in a classic semi-final duel until the last possible day. Each day of the voting period had Nipawin and Fort McMurray see-sawing their way ahead each other. In the end, Nipawin (9,172 votes, 54%) proved to be the more popular SledTown, taking its place in the finals over the runner-up, Fort McMurray (7,878 votes, 46%).
Total votes from all provinces in Round 5: 34,561!
Total votes from all provinces in Round 4: 26,540.
Total votes from all provinces in Round 3: 33,697.
Total votes from all provinces in Round 2: 12,326.
Total votes from all provinces in Round 1: 9,011.
Total votes throughout the competition: 116,135!
The polls are open and it’s time to cast your votes in the 7th annual SledTown ShowDown. Head over to the main contest page to vote for your favourite provincial winner to advance to the finals once a day until the current round closes.
See the voting history for each province:
Round 6 runs April 20 to May 2, 2021.
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 2021 SledTown ShowDown Champion of Western Canada.
Here’s what the winner gets:
A shiny SledTown trophy, bragging rights and feature articles on SnoRidersWest.com. Plus, it is a chance to raise positive awareness of snowmobiling and to recognize local clubs for all their hard work.
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Vote every day for the best chance at seeing your favourite SledTown advance to the next round. Good luck to you and your SledTown.