Westlock snowmobiling trails
Snowmobiling around Westlock is a fun family activity. Maria Sinding photo

Westlock is a cozy little agricultural-based town in central Alberta, 85 kilometres north of Edmonton, and it is home to a dedicated club, the Pembina Drift Busters. With more than 150 kilometres of groomed trails to explore, Westlock is a magnet for snowmobilers.

Trail map of Westlock, AB snowmobiling areas

For a general map of the Long Island Lake Trails around Westlock, download SnoRiders trail map.

Main snowmobiling trails in Westlock, AB 

Main Loop

Westlock's Main Loop boasts 40 kilometres of groomed trail, treed areas, gentle hills and a prairie landscape. Plus, a warm-up shack can be found along the way. Access to the Main Loop is easy — the staging area is located right off Highway 801 north of Westlock.

(Read our full description of the Main Loop snowmobiling area.)

West Loop

This groomed trail can be accessed from across the Highway 801 staging area. It is a 30-kilometre loop that meanders around Bear Lake and all the way to the Ducks Unlimited Dam. 

(Read our full description of the West Loop snowmobiling area.)

North Loop

The longest trail in the local snowmobile club's Long Island Lake Trail network, the North Loop offers more than 80 kilometres of hill-covered terrain. It takes sledders around Cross Lake Provincial Park and up to the club's second cabin. Sledders can also connect with the Trans-Canadian Snowmobile Trail.

(Read our full description of the North Loop snowmobiling area.)

Local snowmobiling events in Westlock, AB 

Pemina Drift Busters Annual Snowmobile Rally
The local snowmobile club puts on this popular rally every year. To find out about next year's event, contact Lyle Birnie, 780-349-3602, Cliff Bromberger, 780-674-5789 or Denise England, 780-349-5287.

Westlock, AB  snowmobile club

Pembina Drift Busters 780-349-5287

The Pembina Drift Busters is an active group of about 70 to 90 like-minded individuals who protect, promote and care for the snowmobile trails in the Westlock area. The club hosted the Alberta Snowmobile Association's annual jamboree one year, and it was also awarded the ASA's Outstanding Snowmobile Club of the Year Award for 2012. The club also has a Facebook group.

Westlock, AB  tourism info

Westlock & District Chamber of Commerce
Town of Westlock

Sledder hangouts in Westlock, AB 


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 Westlock

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