Snowmobiling in Bancroft


Bancroft and the county of North Hastings offer an excellent snowmobiling destination. There are over 350 km of groomed trails throughout the area, abundant snowfall, snowmobile clubs and club activities.  Staying a while?  There are many snowmobile friendly places to stay and of course some great places to dine.  Why not come and spend some time on your sled in Bancroft this winter!

And don’t forget your trail permit!

Here are a few snowmobile clubs in the area:

Paudash Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club
Paudash Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club has just over 300 km of amazing trails extending from Gooderham to near Bancroft and from just north of Apsley to the south end of Algonquin Park.Click here to visit their Facebook page.

Old Hastings Snow Riders Inc
Come play with us on over 350 kilometers of wonderful groomed trails throughout Bancroft, Glen Alda, McArthur Mills, Coe Hill, Gilmour and surrounding areas!  Click here to visit their Facebook page.

Maple Leaf Snow Skimmers
The Maple Leaf Snow Skimmers offers snowmobilers’ groomed trails throughout the Bancroft area.  They maintain over 317 kilometers of trails with the use of 3 groomers. They were the 2015-16 OFSC Club of the Year. For further information, please email or visit their Facebook Page.

Highland Wilderness Tours
Highland Wilderness Tours offers guided outdoor adventure tours of Bancroft and Algonquin Park. Enjoy horseback riding, dog-sledding, snowmobiling and ATVing. Contact Matt and Penny Nicol at 613-338-2330, or toll free, 1-866-RYD-WILD. Open year round.

Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs
A dedicated group to the supporting of strong leadership and support to member clubs to establish and maintain quality snowmobile trails which are used in a safe and environmentally responsible manner to further the enjoyment of organized snowmobiling.

Buy your permit here.

Make sure you are prepared before you head out.  Know the law!  Check out the Ontario website for safe snowmobiling information.

A few things you should know.  When operating a snowmobile, you must have a valid driver’s license, proof of snowmobile ownership & registration, Insurance, a helmet, and a valid trail permit.

Comments (4)

  • Wayne Forcier Reply

    Is the trail open from Cardiff to Bancroft ?

    December 16, 2018 at 9:54 am
    • Brian Suter Reply

      What about the Paudash Trailblazers Snowmobile Club and the Old Hastings Snowmobile Club. They have trails into Bancroft.

      January 14, 2020 at 8:47 pm
  • Brian Suter Reply

    1042 Samawasa Dr

    January 14, 2020 at 8:48 pm
  • James Lucyk Reply

    where is a good place for snowmobilers to stay in Bancroft

    February 7, 2023 at 9:12 pm

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