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.
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.
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.
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Trial maps, top snowmobile trails, club contacts and other useful information you can use before planning a snowmobile trip to Grande Prairie, AB
The Kakwa forecast contains the avalanche danger rating for treeline and alpine terrain, will indicate if there is a persistent slab problem present in the snow