Two ATVs travelling on terrain beside a body of water.

Calabogie Highlands | Jeff Morrison

Guided ATV tours in Ontario

Two ATVs travelling on terrain beside a body of water.

Calabogie Highlands | Jeff Morrison

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 assures riders of a safe, efficient and expert adventure.

Here are the best guided ATV tours offered across Ontario.

Southeastern Ontario

Tom Irwin Adventure Tours

A short drive up the Ottawa Valley from 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 rugged terrain of the Madawaska Highlands, beginning and ending in Calabogie. All tours are guided and 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. Enjoy a half-day or full-day adventure and rest assured you are cared for by the experienced Irwin family.

Location: 636 Mill Street, Calabogie

Thrill Seeker ATV Tours

Take a journey like no other with Thrill Seeker’s expertly guided ATV tours.

Knowledgeable guides are well-versed in the local terrain and history, providing you with fascinating insights and hidden gems that you might otherwise miss.

Whether you're a seasoned ATV enthusiast or a first-time rider, these tours cater to all skill levels, making it a perfect outing for families, friends and solo adventurers.

Location: 113741 Highway 7, Kaladar

Central Ontario

ATV Adventure Tours

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.

The ATV Adventure Tours trail system is purpose-built, regularly maintained and used only by the tour company for an enjoyable, safe riding experience. The fleet consists of 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, parties and other group functions.

Location: 245 Raglan Street, Collingwood

Algoma Country

Mukwa Adventures 

Anyone looking for ATV tours in Ontario’s wily North Country must visit Mukwa Adventures, 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. The 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 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.

Location: Espaniel Road, Massey

Northeastern Ontario

Marten River Lodge 

With access to hundreds of kilometres of old logging roads, bush trails and hydro lines, take Martin River Lodge’s new, top-of-the-line Honda UTVs out for a spin. These UTVs are fully automatic with four-wheel drive and are comfortable, easy to ride and can carry up to four passengers.

A guide will take you deep into bogs, old-growth forests and secluded lakes, where you may come across animal tracks and even see some wildlife.  

Location: 36 Marten River Road, Marten River

ATV etiquette and safety

Before heading off on your guided tour, consider 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. Consider possible damage to the terrain.
  • Avoid sensitive wetlands, minimize tree and shrub cutting and avoid discarding waste along the trails.

Last updated: July 8, 2024

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