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Snowmobiling in Tumbler Ridge is an experience every sledder will enjoy.
A man sits on his snowmobile amidst towering mountain peaks filled with snow.

Top 8 places to snowmobile in the Kootenay Rockies

Here’s a list of the top 8 locations to go snowmobiling in B.C.’s Kootenay Rockies

by Kyle Born
Les and Amanda L’Heureux pose on their snowmobiles in Kakwa Provincial Park.
Grande Prairie, AB

Mount Sir Alexander beckons questers from B.C. and Alberta

Les and Amanda L’Heureux volunteer endless hours for the Prince George Snowmobile Club and the BCSF

by Kyle Born
Josh Salzmann smiles in the foreground with snowy mountains in the background.
Creston, BC

Responsible stewardship yields hefty hardware

Josh Salzmann, president of the Kokanee Country Snowmobile Club, has elevated his club by working closely with government

by Kyle Born
Window Mountain Trail is one of the must-ride areas near the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. - Photo courtesy Travel Alberta
Crowsnest Pass, AB

The Crownest Pass is a prime Alberta snowmobile zone

This low-elevation mountain pass generates optimal sledding conditions

by Danielle Cameron
two snowmobilers on a trail
Hudson Bay, SK

Saskatchewan sledders vouch for Hudson Bay

A consistent favourite in the Rider’s Choice Awards and SledTown ShowDown contest, Hudson Bay has many fans

by Danielle Cameron
people out snowmobiling
Valdez, AK

The trails in Valdez are heavenly

Come up to Alaska and discover why Valdez is considered a sublime snowmobiling destination

by Danielle Cameron
Two men use a wheelbarrow to pour concrete in a hole for a new shelter.
Valemount, BC

VARDA knows how to git ’er done in Valemount, B.C.

CCSO Excellence Award for Outstanding Snowmobile Tourism Promotion and Development goes to VARDA

by Kyle Born
Six snowmobilers drive into a snowy valley.
Valemount, BC

G’yarr, matey! Frozen Pirate wins BCSF booty

Curtis Pawliuk, owner of Frozen Pirate Snow Services in Valemount, B.C., teaches award-winning snowmobiling safety courses

by Kyle Born
sleds lined up ready to head out on the trails
The Pas, MB

Don’t pass on The Pas

Come to this Manitoba sledder’s playground for open spaces, lakeside rides and seemingly endless terrain

by Danielle Cameron
people sledding into a forest
Swan River, MB

Swan Valley brings the snow

This Manitoba sledding zone has been a frequent Rider’s Choice Award winner

by Danielle Cameron
Whitecourt is known as Alberta’s sledding capital. - Dave Bradley photo
Alberta

Exceptional sledding in Alberta’s Golden Triangle

Connecting Whitecourt, Fox Creek and Swan Hills, the Golden Triangle trail has a bit of everything.

by Danielle Cameron
person riding on the snowmobile trails in St. Paul

St. Paul’s trails set a high standard

Located along Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail, St. Paul has ideal sledding conditions

by Danielle Cameron
Mountain trails, lots of snow and interesting terrain—McBride has what snowmobilers seek.
McBride, BC

McBride is home to stellar B.C. sledding

Mountain trails, lots of snow and interesting terrain—McBride has what snowmobilers seek.

by Danielle Cameron
A long row of vintage snowmobiles is lined up in front of a warm-up cabin on a snowy mountain.
McBride, BC

Lucille Mountain has quite the Bung Bung in McBride, B.C.

Matt Elliott, Bung Bung event organizer in McBride, B.C., highlights what to look forward to during this vintage ride

by Kyle Born
Shea Long roostin' in the Shoot-Out in the Telkwa Range just outside of Houston. - Photo courtesy Shea Long.
Houston, BC

Ample snow and engaging sledding terrain in Houston, B.C.

The mountains around Houston offer stellar alpine snowmobiling.

by Danielle Cameron
snow in the elk valley and a snowmobiler on the trail
Sparwood, BC

Experience Kootenay sledding in the Elk Valley of B.C.

This snow-laden part of B.C. is a treat for sledders who seek adventurous mountain riding

A group of sledders gather at Tumbler Ridge Town Hall.
Tumbler Ridge, BC

Tumbler Ridge has snowmobile swagger

Last year’s SledTown ShowDown champion, Tumbler Ridge, B.C., is encouraging all comers to sled in its supreme snow

by Kyle Born
Jan DeRepentigny rides her 2017 800 Polaris Pro in the snow.
70 and 100 Mile House, BC

Jan’s Hendrix Experience

Jan DeRepentigny, member of the Interlakes Snowmobile Club near 100 Mile House, B.C., recommends ascending Hendrix Mountain

by Kyle Born
Three snowmobilers pose in a meadow as snow falls around them.
Columbia Valley, BC

Organization leads to trophies for the Windermere Valley Snowmobile Society

Gary Prosser, president of the Windermere Valley Snowmobile Society in Invermere, B.C., has led his club to two distinctive honours

by Kyle Born
Two snowmobilers park their snowmobiles for a picture on Frisby Ridge with Revelstoke in the background.
Revelstoke, BC

Best Trail Ever: Veideman in Revelstoke, B.C.

Teena Rumak, general manager of the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club, recommends sledding on Boulder Mountain and Frisby Ridge

by Kyle Born