Members of the Swan City Snowmobile Club go out for a boys run.
Members of the Swan City Snowmobile Club go out for a boys run. Photo courtesy Lou Maffret

Known for its amazing snow conditions and variety of terrain, Grande Prairie is one of Alberta's most popular snowmobiling destinations. Here are some of the basic details to get you started in planning your Grande Prairie sledding adventure.

Main snowmobiling trails in Grande Prairie, AB

Kakwa Wildland Provincial Park

Located  two hours southwest of Grande Prairie, this park allows you to venture into B.C. for some added variety in your riding and stellar views.

(Read our full description of sledding in Kakwa Wildland Provincial Park.)

Big Mountain snowmobile area   

Located six kilometres east of Highway 40, Big Mountain Creek offers a group campground and snowmobile staging area. The local club maintains 115 kilometres of woodland trails in three loops, with two warm-up shelters.

Trail map of Grande Prairie, AB snowmobiling areas

For a general map of the sledding zones around Grande Prairie, download the SnoRiders trail map.

Where to buy a snowmobile trail pass in Grande Prairie, AB

Trail passes can be found at any of the Grande Prairie snowmobile dealerships. Day passes are available at the trail head for $20 per person. If no one is there, the club has donation boxes where riders can place funds to support the maintenance of the trails.

Grande Prairie, AB snowmobile club

Swan City Snowmobile Club

Grande Prairie, AB tourism info

Grande Prairie Regional Tourism


Provincial rules and regulations

The laws governing snowmobile use differ by province and can be confusing. Here, we make it easier to understand what local and out of province snowmobilers will need in terms of insurance, registration and licensing to ride B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Snowmobile-friendly businesses near Grande Prairie

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