With over 30,000 kilometres of marked and maintained trails, Ontario is a globally recognized snowmobile destination.

Discover tour loops, find new trail systems, plan an epic ride, or find a great club event to join.

Both novice and seasoned sledders will love the thrill of riding Ontario’s scenic trail systems. 

Note: Always check the OFSC Interactive Trail Guide to confirm trail conditions before you travel. Trail conditions, snowmobile operation and visibility can change quickly due to winter weather.

Quick guide to snowmobiling in Ontario

OFSC trails

Ride one of the longest networks of recreational trails in the world. The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Club's (OFSC) district members establish and maintain the best quality trails, loops and passages. Check out their Interactive Trail Guide to find your snowmobiling district, for up-to-date trail status or to view the entire trail network.

Beginners guide to snowmobiling

Read the snowmobile guide to find out what you need to know before you head out on a snowmobile ride. And consider starting out on a fully guided snowmobile tour for your first few rides.

Know before you go

Licence and insurance 

To snowmobile legally in Ontario, you must have a valid Driver's Licence or Snow Vehicle Operator's Permit. The OFSC is authorized as an agent to issue snow vehicle operator's licences. For more details visit the OFSC Driver Training Program. In addition, for your own machine, you’ll need proof of snowmobile ownership, registration and insurance.

Types of snowmobile permits

Seasonal trail permits, classic permits and multi-day permits can be purchased online.

Comfort and safety

Wear reflective, layered clothing, a helmet and face shield, waterproof, insulated boots and leather snowmobile mitts. Consider a buoyant snowmobile suit and carry extra socks, boot liners and mitts for layering. Never drink and ride, operating your sled under the influence of alcohol is punishable under the Criminal Code of Canada.

Last updated: February 21, 2023

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