Snowmobiling is one of the most popular winter activities in Manitoba, Canada. The extended winters, the high volumes of snowfall, the frozen lakes and rivers provide an idealistic environment for snowmobile tours. The snow covered wilderness trails, the backcountry gravel roads and the frozen rivers make for great adventures.
Many of the snowmobile routes are monitored and maintained by local snowmobile clubs. Many clubs provide route maps indicating the locations of the warming shelters, accommodations and fueling stations located along each route.
Snowmobile tours in Manitoba, Canada vary in length and difficulty. There are day trips exploring in the backcountry and there are long haul overnight snowmobile tours connecting to communities and parks. In total, there are over 11,000 kilometres of snowmobile trails in Manitoba, Canada. Located in some of the communities are snowmobile tours and guides. Wilderness lodges operate snowmobile tours from their door step. Their guides leading snowmobile groups into the backcountry.
In the western region snowmobiling is enjoyed in the Turtle Mountain Provincial Park located near the community of Brandon, Manitoba. Snowmobile routes measure up to 50 kilometres long. There are shelters acting as warming huts and a cabin for long haul overnight adventures (James Lake Cabin). The Spruce Woods Provincial Heritage Park is situated on the banks of the Assiniboine River located east of the community of Brandon and west of the community of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada. The snowmobile trails are divided into four sections - the Spruce, Juniper, Tamarack and Newfoundland. The Epinette Trails range from 1.5 kilometres to 20+ kilometres one-way. The Rossburn Subdivision Trail (RST) measures 176 kilometres (110 miles) and connects to the communities of Neepawa, Russell, Sandy Lake, Elphinstone, Oakburn and Rossburn. The trail is part of the TCT (Trans Canada Trail).
There are some great parks for hiking like the Riding Mountain National Park with its 400+ kilometres (250 mi.) of trails located near the community of Swan River. The region boosts over 1000+ kilometres (625 mi.) of snowmobile trails. The 150+ kilometres of snowmobile trails located in the Duck Mountain Park explore far beyond the borders of the park connecting to communities like Roblin, Inglis and Grandview... and ultimately connecting to other parks like the Asessippi Provincial Park and the Porcupine Provincial Forests.
The eastern region of Manitoba, Canada is a well developed area of snowmobile trails. Trails located around the Grand Beach area connect to other trails in the region like the Belair Provincial Forest, Pine Falls and the Lac du Bonnet trails. One of the most popular parks in the region for snowmobiling is the Whiteshell Park. It includes over 200+ marked snowmobile trails with 8 warming huts. Park trails connect to the Trans Canada Snowmobile Trail which travels east into Ontario, Canada and the southern bound Can-Am Snowmobile Trail which crosses the border and explores Minnesota, USA.