Northeastern Ontario Self Guided Snowmobile Tour Itinerary
Total distance: 2,188 kilometres.
Notes: Toll free phone numbers are included only when they connect directly to the hotel (as opposed to an off site reservation system). TOP = Trans Ontario Provincial; Club Trail = CT. Trails or lodgings may change from the time of my tour; please reconfirm info by using the contacts provided before departing. #ontariosnowtrails #gosnowmobilingontario #rideneontario #bigtrails
Northeastern Ontario Tour Day One
Trailer to Temiskaming Shores (drive time from Greater Toronto Area: 6 – 7 hours.) Where To Stay: Quality Inn – Located on Highway 11 with direct trail access via A107Q.
Northeastern Ontario Tour Day Two
Ride 314 km from Temiskaming Shores to Cochrane (about 7 – 8 hrs.) via TOP A107Q/TOP A north (turn right on Wabi River)/TOP A108 north/TOP A north. Fuel: Matheson (note: Butler Lake was closed, so if you need gas before the 191 km to Matheson, stop at Kirkland Lake), Cochrane. Lunch: Ramore. Where To Stay: Thriftlodge – Located on Highway 11 just south of town. Direct trail access from TOP A.
Northeastern Ontario Tour Day Three
Ride from Cochrane to Abitibi Canyon and back (about 6 hrs. return via A103 to Smooth Rock Falls – plus, add play time in canyon). We rode over 8 hrs. and 334 km via TOP A/TOP A103/ TOP A east/TOPC south/TOP A106C north. Fuel & Lunch: Abitibi Canyon Base Camp. Other fuel: Smooth Rock Falls, Cochrane. Where To Stay: Thriftlodge.
Northeastern Ontario Tour Day Four
Ride 278 km via TOP A west from Cochrane to Hearst (about 7 hrs). Fuel: Kapuskasing, Hearst. Lunch: Kapuskasing. Where To Stay: Companion Hotel Motel – Good on trail signage leads to direct trail access from TOP A (cross railway tracks near town and take 1st local trail on left, which leads to fuel/convenience store and to the hotel at the end.)
Northeastern Ontario Tour Day Five
Ride 376 km from Hearst to Kapuskasing (about 9 hrs.) via TOP A west/ L163east/L165 east/L159 east/TOP A west (back to Hearst)/L155 east/TOP A east/L123east/TOP A west/L127west/TOP A west. Fuel & lunch: Hearst. Other fuel: Moonbeam. Where To Stay: Comfort Inn – Located on north side of Highway 11 across from TOP A.
Northeastern Ontario Tour Day Six
Ride 331 km from Kapuskasing to Timmins (about 8 hrs) via TOP A east/L125east/TOPA east/TOP A103north/L101east/TOP A105Q west/TOP A south/L103west/TOP A106C south/TOP C south. Fuel: Smooth Rock Falls, Timmins. Fuel & Lunch: Cochrane. Where To Stay: Cedar Meadows Resort & Spa – Direct trail access off TOP C just north of intersection with TOP A111C. Fuel south on TOP C about 3 km.
Northeastern Ontario Tour Day Seven
Ride 275 km from Timmins to Elk Lake (about 7.5 hrs.) via TOP C south/TOP C106A east/TOP A south. Fuel & lunch: Mattagami. Other fuel: Matachewan, Elk Lake. Where To Stay: Elk Lake Eco Centre – Located on the south/west bank of the Montreal River just south of Elk Lake with direct trail access from TOP A. Fuel in town: follow TOP A stake line on river to north side of bridge underpass, then exit up the west bank.
Northeastern Ontario Tour Day Eight
Ride 280 km from Elk Lake to Temiskaming Shores (about 7.5 hrs.) via TOP A north/TOP A107C west/L136 north/TOP C106A east/TOP A north/ L162 east/L161 south/TOP A south/TOP A108Q east/L190 south/L189 south to Wabi River/TOP A south (right on Wabi River)/TOP A107Q east (left off Wabi River). Where To Stay: Quality Inn (see Day One).
Northeastern Ontario Tour Day Nine
Who to Contact
Riders should reconfirm the routes and services mentioned in this article as they may have changed since publication.