Our Guide To Snowmobiling In Ontario on Your Cottage Country Vacation

Whether you’re a first-time snowmobiler or have ridden for years, there is nothing like a snowmobiling adventure in Ontario. Winter activities in Ontario are expansive given the area’s long, cold winter months, so there is very little chance that you and your family or friends will get bored while on vacation here.

While booking your Ontario cottage rental, plan on taking at least one snowmobiling adventure. It is easy to feel cooped up in the winter months, and a wintertime getaway in a cold-weather climate means finding fun things to do outdoors that won’t leave you bored or frozen!

A lot of snowmobiles now come with hand and thumb warmers and have room for up to two riders, so you can go ahead and get cozy on whichever snowmobile you choose to rent. Our guide will take you through what kinds of snowmobiling tours are offered in Ontario and where you can go to rent your snowmobiles for a fun-filled day out in a winter wonderland.

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Snowmobiling Tours

The weather in Muskoka, Ontario, can dip down to about -5 to -25 degrees Celsius in the winter, and it might get as warm as -2 degrees Celsius (or 30 degrees Fahrenheit). Yeah, that’s darned frigid, alright, but it is still warm enough if you layer up in your snow gear. Your selected cabin rental in Ontario will surely keep you cozy at night, but during the day, you can get out and take a thrilling ride on a snowmobiling tour. 

Many snowmobiling tours provide you with the proper attire available in all sizes – including boots, suits, and mitts. Helmets must always be worn and are provided for you. A trail guide instructor will accompany you on your journey. Please note – you must get a trail permit and present a valid driver’s license to operate a snowmobile.

Cottage Country Tours

Their touring snowmobiles fleet is equipped with electric start, reverse, and hand & thumb warmers. Their touring snowmobiles fleet is equipped with reverse, electric start, and hand and thumb warmers. You can sit one or two riders on a snowmobile. There is a one-and-a-half-hour adventure tour that takes you from base camp around the land trails to the National Historic site, Trent Severn Waterway, Lock 43, The Swift Rapids, and Severn River Ontario.

You can opt to take a three-hour adventure tour, but there is a seven-hour self-guided rental option that lets you traverse any of the Muskoka (or surrounding area) trails. A peaceful and romantic moonlight ride will take you along the Swift Rapids to the Torrance Barrens, Dark Sky Reserve.

Ride The Wilderness

Ready to Ride the Wilderness? Just bring your winter clothing, boots, and mitts, and there will be a helmet for you to rent. Ride a “two up” Skidoo Grand Touring with heated handgrips, thumb warmers, carbide runners, and 600 ccs of power. Drivers and passengers can recline against comfy backrests as they ride near Algonquin Park.

Your stay in a Muskoka cottage rental will indeed feel luxurious after a day of riding around on a dogsled! You can try dogsledding with a combo package of dogsledding and snowmobiling. Learn about how these incredible dogs love to run as you go mushing about the Algonquin Park area.

Simcoe Adventures

A stay in one of our Simcoe and Georgian Bay cottage rentals puts you close to Simcoe Adventures. You can take a one-hour snowmobile adventure as a private guided tour, but a two-hour tour is also an option.

To ride, you must be 25 or older and have a valid driver’s license. Even though driving one is straightforward, first-timers need to have a driving lesson for snowmobile operation beforehand. Still, safety is essential to Simcoe Adventures.

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Muskoka Wild

Another Ontario snowmobiles option is Muskoka Wild. You can take in the magic of an Ontario winter on the back of a snowmobile for a two-hour self-guided tour. You might want to remain on board for longer, though, so there are options for a four-hour self-guided tour or a full-day self-guided tour that runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weekend and multi-day rentals are available for up to seven days.

As for the guided tours, you can ride up to four people per group in a two- or three-hour private guided tour. There is also a two-hour private stargazing tour for all you night owls to enjoy.

Snowmobile Rentals 

Snowmobile rentals in Ontario are fun because they have flexible rental options for more experienced snowmobilers. You will find a lot of premium equipment. Quite a few Ontario snowmobile rentals come with on-site delivery and pick-up services to make things even more convenient. Here are some recommendations for snowmobile rentals in Ontario.

Flextoy

FLEXTOY Powersport Rentals in Barrie offers you rental rates from one day to an entire week. These rentals include one helmet per machine, an OFSC Trail Pass, a safe snowmobiling checklist, local trail maps, free pick-up after 5 p.m. the night before your rental, and direct access to OFSC trails from the FLEXTOY facility.

These sleds are maneuverable and light, featuring high performance and reliable 4-stroke engines and premium suspensions for smooth rides. Electric start and reverse, electric helmet visor connectors, comfy seats, and heated handlebar grips all come equipped. You can choose to rent gloves, suits, boots, and trailers.

Niche Powersport Rentals

Take a ride on one of Niche Powersport Rentals’ snowmobiles if you want a fun adventure throughout Brampton. There are weekday rental options from Monday through Thursday, spanning one day and up to seven days. There are weekend rates too. 

Their rentals include an OFSC Trail Pass and insurance (an extra $30 per rental day). There are single tilt trailers available if you need them. Most of the snowmobiles only seat one rider. However, the 2020 Ski-Doo Renegade Enduro 900 Ace has a two-up seat that lets you seat another passenger.

Ontario Powersports Rentals

Ontario Powersports Rentals lets you pick from four different snowmobile models to get you around Ontario. All rental pick-ups start between 9-10 a.m. on the first rental day and must be returned by 6 p.m. on the last rental day, leaving you with plenty of time to explore.

Find Ontario Powersports Rentals less than five minutes off the 400 Highway. From there, you can ride any of the OFSC trails that appeal the most to your sense of adventure.

Plan Your Visit

Your Canada adventures await! There are so many things to do in Ontario it will be hard to decide what to do first. Reach out to our team to find one of our Ontario Cottage rentals to suit your every need!

While there are many things to do in Ontario during the winter, snowmobiling is one of the most enthralling. Whether you take a private guided tour or are a little more experienced and want to take a rental out on your own, there is something out there for you. Just remember, you’re going to need to purchase your OFSC Trail Permit before you plop yourself down on your sled and bring your valid driver’s license for proof.

Now you’re ready to experience snowmobiling in Ontario! Contact us today to learn more about our Ontario cottage rentals and all the other winter activities you can enjoy during your stay.