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Northwestern Ontario Snowmobiling

Ontario Trails Events

Event: Northwestern Ontario Snowmobiling
Date: 2021-12-15 to 2022-03-31
Abstract: District 17 is one of the 17 districts that comprise the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC). There are 11 volunteer clubs in our district and we cover a large geographical area: From Kashabowie in the east then west to Atikokan; Mine Center; Fort Frances; Emoand Rainy River; Atikokan south to the USA and north to Ignace, Sioux Lookout, Dryden, and Vermillion Bay.
Type: Snowmobiling
Location: Dryden 284 Government St Dryden Ontario P8N 2N3
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Cost: See website

You can go further north to Ear Falls and Red Lake or west to Kenora to connect to Manitoba. The trail circles south through Sioux Narrows, and Nester Falls to Rainy River or Emo and another link to the USA with a total of 31km of A trail and 2093km of club trails.

Seasonal Permit - Seasonal Permits are available from clubs on or before December 1 for $210 – a saving of $50 off the regular permit fee of $260.

Classic Permit - Any snowmobiler owning a sled that is model year 1999 or older is entitled to buy a 2014 Classic Permit for $140 on or before December 1, a Classic Permit offers a saving of $30 off the regular fee of $170.

Both the Seasonal and Classic Permit allow access to available OFSC trails anywhere in Ontario for the entire winter. OFSC member clubs operate over 30,000 kilometres of snowmobile trails throughout Ontario that rely on the revenue from the sale of permits to pay operational costs. These trails generate almost $1 billion of winter tourism economic impact annually, while enabling family riders from all walks of life to enjoy winter by visiting many places and sights only accessible by snowmobile.

OFSC trails are marked, mapped and maintained for the use and enjoyment of permit holders. Ontario law requires any snowmobile entering an OFSC trail for recreational sledding to display a valid permit. For more information on 2014 Snowmobile Trail Permits visit