SledTown ShowDown 2021: And the winner is . . .

Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba, is the SledTown ShowDown 2021 champion

by Kyle Born

From 64 Western Canadian snowmobiling destinations, Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba, has claimed victory as the SledTown ShowDown 2021 champion!

Lac du Bonnet went on a historic run to take its place as the absolute best place to go sledding in Western Canada. During Round 3, this Manitoba SledTown dispatched last year’s SledTown ShowDown winner, Flin Flon, Manitoba. Once it took the provincial crown at the conclusion of Round 4, Lac du Bonnet went on to eliminate the 2018 SledTown ShowDown champion, McBride, B.C., in Round 5. For Round 6—the finals—Lac du Bonnet (11,428 votes, 62%) rode its nonstop wave of momentum right through Nipawin (6,962 votes, 38%).

Congratulations to Lac du Bonnet, SledTown ShowDown 2021 champion!

Total votes from all provinces in Round 6: 18,390!

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: 134,525!

See the voting history for each province:

British Columbia

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 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 #SledTownShowDown to promote your favourite town.

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How to win SledTown ShowDown:

Are you disappointed that your favourite SledTown didn’t win this year? There’s always next year. No, seriously, your SledTown could win it all next year, but you and your snowmobile club need to be ready to rally support when the time comes. Take these tips from last year’s winner, Flin Flon, Manitoba.

1. Unite the community
2. Make your SledTown accessible
3. Digitize your strategy
4. Create rivalries
5. Offer up amenities
6. Variety
7. Prepare a game plan

Good luck to you and your favourite SledTown in 2022!

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