Trail riding and backcountry/mountain snowmobiling in Newfoundland and Labrador offers riders coastal journeys with beautiful ocean vistas and exotic treks through untouched forests, over ancient mountains, and along the edges of glacier-carved fjords. With an extensive trail network, over 5,000 km of trails, and an abundance of great backcountry/mountain riding, snowmobiling here rivals anything the Rockies have to offer. In fact, some call this place the Snowmobiling Capital of Canada.
Quite often, tour operators combine snowmobiling packages with backcountry accommodations – the perfect way to experience fine dining and entertainment after a long day of riding. And with an extended riding season from as early as November and as late as May, the snowmobiling season in Newfoundland and Labrador is unusually long. Search the listing of tour operators below for options.
With over 5,000 km of trails, riders can enjoy the province's pristine wilderness – at their own speed. Pack your things and ride for a few hours or a few days; on your own or with a guide. Our groomed, marked snowmobile trails are a great escape from the ‘everyday' winter months.
Labrador is unbelievable, with its massive caribou herds and sweeping tundra, heavy snowfall, northern lights, and untouched forests – a true snowmobiler's paradise.
On the island of Newfoundland, an extensive trail system is expanding continuously. Take a ride through wide-open backcountry and old woodcutting roads now used for winter adventure riding. Explore the 900 km T'Railway Provincial Park across the island that follows the path of the former Canadian National Railway.
Ride the edges of a glacier-carved fjord of Gros Morne National Park, follow river valleys, skirt hills, or trails originally formed by the aboriginal people and early settlers. Our powdery trails lead to fascinating areas, such as L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, where the Vikings landed over a thousand years ago. Ride the snowbelt of Central Newfoundland and experience coastal vistas and eagle-eye views. Take in one of numerous annual snowmobile festivals in the region.
One of the most enjoyable experiences in snowmobiling is meeting other sledders. Some of the best places for this are the warm-up shelters where you can have lunch and share stories from the trails. A lot of life-long friendships begin this way.
Newfoundland and Labrador offers world-class mountain riding. The rugged, mountainous landscape is vastly different than the Maritimes and Central Canada, and is an exotic destination for winter adventure seekers.
Prime snowmobiling grounds such as the Lewis Hills, are five times older than the Rockies with an elevation of 2,670 feet – the highest point in Newfoundland.
And the average annual snowfall is 16 feet in some areas. With copious amounts of breathing room and powder-play areas, extreme riders are in for an adrenaline rush you can't get from other snowmobiling destinations.
The key to an amazing and successful snowmobile adventure in Newfoundland and Labrador is using an experienced tour operator. They know the terrain, all the secret spots, and where the best powder hides.
For the true snowmobiling enthusiast, there's nothing quite like Cain's Quest – the world's longest and toughest snowmobile endurance race. At more than 3,300 km of high-energy racing, it promises to keep snowmobilers on the edge of their seats. The one thing all riders share is the awe-inspiring winter Labrador landscape.
Snowmobiling Cool Spots
Most of the cool spots on the island are back country but are accessed using the groomed Newfoundland and Labrador Snowmobile Federation Trail System, with the exception of the Viking Loop, the Buchans Plateau and Mt. Sylvester.
Location data provided by the operator. Please confirm location before departure.
Includes – 1 nights accommodation, hot breakfast, 4 hour guided tour “Rugged Edge” (trail snack and snowmobile included) or self-guided (snowmobile included). Upgrade to Junior King Suite for $40.00 more.
- Lift tickets for two for one day
- 24 hour Liquid Cooled 600 ACE snowmobile rental courtesy of Marble Zip Tours (one sled per two guests)
- 2 nights in a Studio room at Marble Villa
Visit www.skimarble.com for add-ons and upgrades.
- 3 nights in a Studio room at Marble Villa
- Lift tickets for two, for one day
- 24 hour Liquid Cooled 600 ACE snowmobile rental courtesy of Marble Zip Tours
- Two passes to the Marble Zip Tour time of your choice
Add extra nights starting at only $131.26
Upgrade to the comforts of a one bedroom condo starting at only $55 / night!
* Offers are subject to availability. Taxes are extra. You may have to pre-book and/or mention
the promotion at the time of booking. Please check with the operator for more details.
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Port BlandfordHike or mountain bike in summer, cross country ski or snowmobile in winter. This wilderness trail features warm-up cabin, washroom, picnic areas, ocean views.
St. John'sEstablished in 1997 this park stretches almost 900-km from St. John's to Port Aux Basques.
GamboThis 120-km trail between Norris Arm and Glovertown has been resurfaced and is in good condition between Norris Arm and Gambo.
BadgerA 2-leg trail with entry points at Bishop’s Falls, Norris Arm, Badger, and Grand Falls-Windsor.
Norris ArmThis 120-km trail between Norris Arm and Glovertown has been resurfaced and is in good condition between Norris Arm and Gambo.
CormackSwimming pool, waterslide, fully-licenced restaurant/takeout, liquor store, convenience store, guided tours in winter. 10 self-contained cottages, 83 full-service sites, ATM, and lotto games.
GarnishA 50-km trail designed for ATV use. Walking, hiking, camping, and many types of family recreation and fun-filled activities.
Port aux Basques, Channel-Port aux Basques24-km trail from Channel-Port aux Basques to McDougall Gulch. Allow for 4 hours to walk across coastal lowland barrens. Cape Ray has a sandy beach with shorebirds.
Port aux Basques, Channel-Port aux BasquesEstablished in 1997 this park stretches almost 900-km from St. John's to Port Aux Basques.
Daniel's Harbour5,400 feet of walking trail. The trail provides a view of the pond, mountains, links to other developments in the town, and rest area. Cross-country ski trail in winter.
Bishop's FallsFormer railway trestle, now a boardwalk. Spanning 927 feet across the Exploits River, it is the longest trestle in Newfoundland. Longer than the RMS Titanic. Built in 1901. Illuminated each night.
Norris ArmA 2-leg trail with entry points at Bishop’s Falls, Norris Arm, Badger, and Grand Falls-Windsor.
Thorburn LakeYear-round family lakeside adventure park with semi-serviced campgrounds, 9-room motel plus 12-bunk loft. Hot tub, beach, go-carts, pool, boat rentals, minigolf, guided snowmobiling, and more.
Steady BrookAtlantic Canada’s only 4-season mountain resort. In winter, enjoy the best skiing east of the Rockies. In summer, zip across a roaring waterfall or challenge yourself on our aerial obstacle course.
Grand Falls-WindsorA 2-leg trail with entry points at Bishop’s Falls, Norris Arm, Badger, and Grand Falls-Windsor.
ClarenvilleWinter fun for everyone. Snowmobiling, cross- country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding/ snowshoeing lessons, and rentals. Varied terrain (easy to difficult).
McDougall Gulch24-km trail from Channel-Port aux Basques to McDougall Gulch. Allow for 4 hours to walk across coastal lowland barrens. Cape Ray has a sandy beach with shorebirds.
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Grand Falls-WindsorRiverfront Chalets is the perfect winter getaway. Explore Hodges Hill or the Gaff Topsails
WiltondaleGuided snowmobile tours, extreme to moderate. View fjords and Tablelands in Gros Morne. Fully-equipped cottages. Regular and supreme gas. Convenience store and Liquor Express
Bishop's FallsLocated in the heart of the Exploits Valley. Seasonal adventure snowmobiling and sightseeing tours and packages arranged through local tour operators.
MillertownIsland- wide touring, whale watching, sightseeing, wilderness tours, hiking, bird watching, and cultural and city tours.
Port Hope SimpsonThe ultimate adventure that rejuvenates the heart and soul.
SpringdaleExperience Newfoundland’s backcountry by snowmobile, ATV, and UTV. Rent and ride or guided tour. ATV/UTV tours from Port aux Basques to east coast. Half-day tours. Snowmobile tours. Group bookings.
Cox's CoveTraditional Newfoundland dory tours. Enjoy ocean fishing, whale watching, sightseeing, mussel and crab boil ups. Catch your own supper! Guided snowmobile tours to North Arm Hills and Lomond Sinkhole.
Norris PointGuided snowshoe treks of Gros Morne National Park and snowmobile tours of the Long Range Mountains. Accommodations on-site.
Corner BrookExperience some of the most scenic and adventurous snowmobiling and ATVing anywhere! Guided or unguided rentals. Group/ private custom tours for any riding skill level. Child/family friendly.
Big Bonne Bay PondOffering full-day or half-day tours. See the Tablelands, Western Brook Gorge, and sinkhole via groomed trails or deep backcountry powder.
Buchans JunctionLicensed, guided wilderness tours. 9.5-km hiking trails, canoe, kayak, powerboat, ATV, and snowmobiling adventures.
CormackTours to Western Brook Gorge, Lewis Hills and Gregories, can provide tour guide references. packaged meals and accommodations available.