Winter is fast approaching and that means snowmobile season is right around the corner.
Timmins is one of the best places in the province to enjoy the outdoors in every season, but it really shines in the snow.
Perfect Conditions for a Great Ride Every Time
Timmins gets an average of around 300 cm of snowfall each year, which is perfect for the 440 kilometers of groomed trails that the Timmins Snowmobile Club maintains. The trails are wide, beautifully cared for, well-patrolled, and have great signage.
Depending on the weather and conditions, the season usually starts at the beginning of December and goes until the end of March. “Timmins is known for a very long snowmobile season. We are generally the first to open and the last to close,” says Lacey Rigg, Coordinator of Meetings, Conventions, and Sports Tourism for Tourism Timmins.
The snowmobile trails in and around Timmins are part of the wider Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs, which covers 30,000 km of groomed trails around the province.
Incredibly Snowmobile Friendly
Not only are the trails spectacular in Timmins, but the entire community is incredibly welcoming to the snowmobiling community. The city is known to be one of the most snowmobile-friendly places in the province.
“Many of the hotels, restaurants, stores, and gas stations in Timmins are accessible from our trail system,” explains Lacey. “People can pull up on their snowmobiles and park at a number of local businesses.”
The City of Timmins website has a handy online interactive community map that shows which streets you can ride on. It is a great tool to help visitors plan a fantastic day of snowmobiling. You learn more about snowmobiling within city limits on the City’s website
Trails for Every Occasion
Whether you are looking for short daytrips or are looking for a more extensive snowmobiling adventure, Timmins is the place to start.
Trail maps are available at local hotels and gas stations to help you plan your route. There are plenty of great loops that take riders through the city or around the surrounding area. If you are adventuring further afield, you will be able to gas up at a number of communities along the trail system.
For more information about snowmobiling in and around Timmins or other winter activities, visit Tourism Timmins online or in person at their Visitor Welcome Centre, which is located at 325 2nd Avenue, or call 1-800-387-8466.