Three riders on snowmobiles follow a snowy trail.

Sudbury | Virgil Knapp

Ontario's must-ride snowmobile loops

Three riders on snowmobiles follow a snowy trail.

Sudbury | Virgil Knapp

For many, it's not just the snowmobiling itself that does wonders—there's something truly unique about spending quality time with friends and family in the great outdoors, surrounded by fresh powder, beautiful forests and ribbon-like trails.

Depending on your level of comfort and experience, putting together a viable snowmobile route can be a challenge. Just knowing that the basics can be relied on along the way can provide a much-needed sense of peace of mind that will allow you to truly enjoy your travel experience. 

The tour loops listed below have been put together by snowmobilers and volunteers with a view to maintaining selected trails at the highest possible level of quality and consistency.

Well marked, impeccably groomed, and with direct access to enough fuel, food and lodgings to enable snowmobilers to find them easily, these loops could well be the setting for your next great winter memory. 

What to know before you go

Before you head out, please check to make sure that the trails are available using the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Club's Interactive Trail Guide

The OFSC is a not-for-profit federation made up of local member snowmobile clubs across the province that provide a wide range of excellent programs, which help ensure responsible riding experiences that are both fun and safe for snowmobilers.

Top easy loop tours for snowmobiling

The French Connection Loop 

OFSC District 1 (298 kilometres) 

Destinations: Morrisburg, Alexandria, Hammond, Winchester 

The Bon Echo Loop 

OFSC District 2 (232 kilometres) 

Destinations: Bancroft, Cloyne, Denbigh, McArthurs Mills 

The Round Algonquin Park (RAP) Tour 

OFSC Districts 6, 7 & 11 (708 kilometres) 

Destinations: Haliburton, Pembroke, Mattawa, North Bay, Dorset 

Ride The 8 

OFSC District 8 (345 kilometres) 

Destinations: Midland, Orillia, Wasaga, Barrie 

The North Shore Loop 

OFSC District 13 (416 kilometres) 

Destination: Sault Ste. Marie, St. Joseph Island, Blind River, Elliot Lake, Spanish 

The Chiniguchi Loop 

OFSC District 12 (223 kilometres)

Destination: Sudbury 

The Cartier Loop 

OFSC District 12 (254 kilometres) 

Destination: Sudbury 

The Gold Rush Tour 

OFSC District 14 (710 kilometres) 

Destinations: Temiskaming Shores, Elk Lake, Gowganda, Shining Tree, Mattagami, Gogama, Timmins, Val Gagne, Matheson, Ramore, Kirkland Lake, Engelhart, Earlton

The Abitibi Canyon Loop

OFSC District 15 (303 kilometres) 

Destinations: Cochrane, Smooth Rock Falls 

Last updated: October 3, 2023

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