5 Reasons to Go Snowmobiling in Alberta on Your Winter Break

5 Reasons to Go Snowmobiling in Alberta on Your Winter Break

Dec. 04, 2018

Did you know that the snowmobiling industry generates 8 billion dollars every year in Canada? In other words, it’s super popular.

And the truth of the matter is that snowmobiling in Alberta, Canada is one of the best places you can do it.

If you’re still on the fence about it, here are 5 reasons you should go snowmobiling in Alberta on your winter break.

1. Amazing Snow

One of the top reasons you should consider snowmobiling while you’re in Alberta is because of the snow. In fact, we might be as bold as to say it’s some of the best snow on earth!

On average, Alberta receives 30-60 cm of annual precipitation, which means there’s always snow during the winter.

But even more than that, the winter sports season in Alberta stretches from October to April. So if you’re in Alberta in the fall or spring, you should still be able to fit in some great snowmobiling.

2. Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail: Some of the Best Snowmobiling in Alberta, Canada

Another reason you should snowmobile in Alberta is Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail. This is a historic multi-use recreation trail with 300 km of great terrain for snowmobilers to enjoy.

You’ll enjoy a taste of railroad history that’s part of the Trans Canadian Snowmobile Trail.

The trail is perfectly situated in the province and you’ll be traversing through communities along the trail where you can find gas stations and restaurants.

Plus, Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail is part of the Great-Canadian Snowmobile Trail, which is the first coast-to-coast recreational trail in all of North America.

It’s a snowmobiler’s paradise!

3. Here Comes the Sun

Did you know that Alberta is considered the sunniest province in all of Canada throughout the entire year?

This means one thing for snowmobilers: perfectly sunny snow days! Say goodbye to overcast, sombre snowmobiling. Instead, you’ll find beautiful sunny days, making your snowmobiling adventures last even longer. It’s a perfect combination of sun and snow in Alberta.

4. It’s a Dry Cold

Any snowmobiler knows that getting wet is part of the experience. So the first thing you should do to prepare is bundle up with lots of layers and make sure your outer layer is waterproof.

But the truth is, no matter what you do, you’ll still get a little wet. But just like the snowbirds in Arizona say about the heat, in Alberta it’s a dry cold. What that means is that there’s not much humidity and you’ll be able to warm up a lot sooner once you head inside.

5. The Sight-Seeing Is Amazing

Take a small break from snowmobiling Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail to stop at the oldest pool hall and barbershop in Alberta! The Historic Vilna Pool Hall is a must-see for billiards lovers.

Built originally in 1921, this jewel of a site will take you back in time!

And if you’re in need of a trim, the barbershop portion is still operating.

Now What?

Now that you’ve read all about snowmobiling in Alberta, Canada, what’s next? It’s time to plan your trip!

If you have any questions or want to learn more, contact us today. We’re happy to help.

Categories : Winter activities

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