Fort Qu'Appelle is a snowmobiler's paradise.
photo courtesy John McNally
Located approximately 50 minutes north east of Regina, on Highway 10, Fort Qu'Appelle offers its share of snowmobiling terrain. The trails are maintained vigilantly by the Calling Lakes Cruisers snowmobile club. There are more than 300 kilometres of well-signed, family-friendly trails that connect a number of different communities in this scenic region; in fact you can venture onto trails maintained by the Melville Showstopper Snowmobile Club, Cupar Snowmobile Club and Indian Head Trans Canada Trail Drifters club.
In the Fort Qu'Appelle area, there are four warm-up shelters (Spancos, Roosters, Deer Creek and Pickers). In each one, you can find a membership form. By joining the club, your fees and/or sponsorship funds go toward the maintenance of the shelters, which are supplied with wood, generators, stereos and barbecues. The club even provides young riders with free registration in the local snowmobile safety course.
Trail map of Fort Qu'Appelle, SK snowmobiling areas
For information on snowmobile trails in Fort Qu'Appelle and how to find staging areas, download the Calling Lakes Cruisers trail map. You can also find maps at the intersections of trails and in the warm-up shelters.
Main snowmobiling trails in Fort Qu'Appelle, SK
The terrain in Fort Qu'Appelle consists of eye-catching valley trails and lakes. There are four lakes in total that run approximately 30 - 40 kilometres in length, and can be safely ridden across when conditions allow. The trails around Spanco's shelter are especially popular, and the territory between Dysart and Pasqua Lake is a must-sled zone. Fort Qu'Appelle is blessed with higher-than-average snow conditions, which makes the season reliably enjoyable every year.
The trail system and warm-up shelters are open for public snowmobiling, with the Saskatchewan snowmobile registration serving as a trail pass.
Feel free to bring the kids out on a snowmobiling adventure. The club members make a point of promoting family riding and the trails provide easy sledding for even first-time riders. You can get a family club membership for only $50.
To find out more about snowmobiling in Fort Qu'Appelle, check out this article.
Local snowmobiling events in Fort Qu'Appelle, SK
Family Hot Dog Days
Throughout the year, the Calling Lakes Cruisers hold Family Hot Dog Days, which allow parents to bring their kids to the warm-up shelters to enjoy free hot dogs and refreshments.
Fort Qu'Appelle, SK snowmobile club
Calling Lakes Cruisers
Fort Qu'Appelle, SK tourism info
Fort Qu'Appelle & District Chamber Of Commerce
Town of Fort Qu'Appelle
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