ATV Tours in Ontario
ATVs are the perfect vehicle for reaching that special, off-the-beaten-path destination and for travelling in groups makes the journey even more fulfilling. Plus, riding under the controlled guidance of an experienced tour operator, riders can be assured of a safe, efficient and expert adventure.
Here are the best guided ATV tours offered across Ontario.
In eastern Ontario, a short drive up the Ottawa Valley in the nation’s capital, you will find the Madawaska Highlands, home of Tom Irwin Adventure Tours. Tom’s fully guided off-road tours explore the beauty and splendor of the Madawaska Highlands beginning and ending in Calabogie. All tours are guided & GPS Tracked (SPOT) for added safety. Every aspect of safety is considered before the adventure begins, including weather and trail conditions, required passes, safety gear and full driver training. Tom Irwin’s expert guides are fully trained in first aid & wilderness survival. Enjoy a half-day or full-day adventure and rest assured you are taken care of with the experienced Irwin family.
Folks in Southern Ontario looking to ride quads will appreciate ATV Adventure Tours, based out of beautiful Collingwood. This popular family-friendly ATV tour launches from the top of famous Blue Mountain, about 15 minutes from the ski resort and close to many local attractions, making for a convenient and enjoyable tour of forests and trails around Nottawasaga Bay, a scenic portion in southern Georgian Bay. The ATV Adventure Tours trail system is purpose-built, regularly maintained and used only by the tour company for an enjoyable, safe riding experience. They use only new state-of-the-art ATVs with industry-leading ground clearance and suspension and easy-to-operate automatic transmissions. The operator runs one-hour tours with full training and specializes in family groups, parties and company functions.
Anyone looking for ATV tours in Ontario’s wily North Country must visit Mukwa Adventures out of Spanish, a popular off-roading tour located between Espanola and Blind River. Mukwa offers riders a nice mix of rugged and smooth ATV experiences as they cruise Northern Ontario in style with an experienced tour leader. Their signature ATV Half Day Touring Adventure offers visitors a four-hour guided ATV tour, including your own ATV plus all safety and training equipment. With access to literally thousands of kilometres of trails, Mukwa’s guides are fully trained and waiting for your adventure. They offer half-day tours, full-day tours and even full weekend packages for those wanting a more comprehensive northern Ontario experience.
Marten River Lodge in Northeastern Ontario offers a truly unique ATV/UTV experience, offering guests both top-of-the-line ATVs and eight-wheeled UTVs that are comfortable and easy to ride. The eight-wheeled, Canadian-built Argo offers riders a legendary amphibious experience in a beautiful corner of Ontario. At Marten River Lodge, the guided trail tours are designed for fun while experienced guides keep customers on trails designed for off-road use, and you never run out of areas to explore. All helmets and other equipment are provided and must be used. The lodge also offers self-guided tours for more experienced riders and recommends the use of GPS for every rider. Whether you prefer exploring on conventional ATVs or eight-wheeled Argos, with or without a guide, check out Marten River Lodge.
ATV Etiquette & Safety
Before heading off on your guided tour in one of the many special corners of Ontario, consider some thoughts on safety and etiquette. Along with copious safety precautions required while operating an ATV, proper etiquette and decorum are also necessary. Be mindful of private property and never use excessive speed on nature trails while considering possible damage to the terrain. Avoid sensitive wetlands, minimize tree and shrub cutting and avoid discarding waste along the trails.
Enjoy your ATV tour, drive safely and have fun on the trails.
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Last updated: September 7, 2022