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.
The terrain in Hudson Bay, surrounded by hills and forest, makes it a notable Saskatchewan snowmobile area. Perhaps that’s why it consistently wins key categories with the Rider's Choice Awards. The area is also known for having lots of excellent warm-up cabins and trails that are carefully groomed. Be sure to visit for stellar snow, great wildlife and riding that you’ll want to spend days discovering.
Trail map of Hudson Bay, SK snowmobiling areas
The Hudson Bay Trail Riders club distributes a hard-copy trail map that is available at surrounding gas stations and accomodation providers.
Main snowmobiling trails in Hudson Bay, SK
Take your pick from an array of snowmobile trails around Hudson Bay. You can explore wilderness terrain with hills and epic groomed trails, and pause to relax and warm up at one of the numerous shelters available for sledders.
The Porcupine Forest area near Hudson Bay, SK
Looking for a full ride with all the trimmings? Head southeast through the Porcupine Hills; 130 kilometres will get riders almost to the Manitoba border. There are a number of excellent warm-up shelters and some great areas for play. Ending at the Moose Range Lodge provides the opportunity for a nice break and a homemade meal.
The Pasquia Hills area near Hudson Bay, SK
To the northwest of Hudson Bay is a vast area maintained by the Pasquia Snow Goers Club Inc. and well suited to snowmobilers. The Pasquia Hills and Pasquia Provincial Forest offer plenty of groomed trails and, generally, some great snow.
The Wildcat Hill Provincial Wilderness Park near Hudson Bay, SK
Those who enjoy snowmobiling combined with untouched nature should head to Wildcat Hill Provincial Wilderness Park. This protected boreal forest area also provides great groomed trails. With elevation gains, the area is known to locals for excellent snow. The staging area can be found right within Hudson Bay before heading out for stunning scenery and some of the best snow around.
Where to buy a snowmobile trail pass in Hudson Bay, SK
Saskatchewan snowmobilers have access to the trails as part of their annual provincial registration fee, which can be purchased at any Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) broker location. Riders coming from out of province need to have valid registration and insurance as per laws inside their home province or state.
Snowmobiling conditions in Hudson Bay, SK
To find out the current snow conditions in Hudson Bay, check out the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association's interactive map.
Hudson Bay, SK snowmobile club
The Hudson Bay Trail Riders have been in place since 1989, and they work hard to keep the trails in top shape for snowmobilers.
Top winter activities in Hudson Bay, SK
- Cross-country skiing
- Ice skating
Hudson Bay, SK tourism info
Driving distances to Hudson Bay, SK
From Saskatoon: 3 hours
From Regina, Saskatchewan: 4 hours
From Calgary, Alberta: 9 hours
From Vancouver, B.C.: 19 hours
Sledder hangouts in Hudson Bay, SK
What local snowmobilers say about Hudson Bay, SK
“Several memories include riding through big snowstorms, being the first one to break through and clean the trails before they are groomed, and being able to do some boondocking in the bays of some remote lakes and hills that you can search out off trail with the help of GPS or local knowledge.”
- Rick Dolezsar
Snowmobile-friendly businesses near Hudson Bay
Trial maps, top snowmobile trails, club contacts and other useful information you can use before planning a snowmobile trip to Hudson Bay, SK
Richard Dolezsar, director and trail committee chair of the Hudson Bay Trail Riders snowmobile club, recommends some of the best places to explore in Hudson Bayby Kyle Born