Self-Guided Northeastern Ontario Snowmobile Tour of 4 Great Loops
Total Distance including Abitibi Canyon, Gold Rush, Cartier and Chiniguchi Loops: 1,689 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.
Northeastern Ontario Snow Tours Day One
Trailer 450 km to New Liskeard (drive time from Greater Toronto Area: 5 – 6 hours) Where To Stay: Waterfront Inn – By sled, just follow the beaten tracks down the Wabi River to the lake and hang a right around the marina to the hotel or follow the Trail L184 stake line north from Haileybury. By auto, drive directly 3 km from Highway 11 to the hotel parking lot.
Northeastern Ontario Snow Tours Day Two
Ride 313 km to Timmins via TOP A, TOP A108, TOP A111C, L124. Fuel: Kirkland Lake, Matheson, Timmins. Lunch: Tim Horton’s, Kirkland Lake. Where To Stay: Comfort Inn – Located on Algonquin Blvd (Highway 101) on the east side of town (just east of the intersection of Highway 655) with direct trail access from TOP Trail C via Trails L24 and L27.
Northeastern Ontario Snow Tours Day Three
Ride 200 km from Timmins to Cochrane (including loop ride around Cochrane) via L124, TOP C, TOP A106C, L103, A105Q, L101, TOP A103, TOP A. Fuel & Lunch: Cochrane. Where To Stay: Thriftlodge Inn – Located on TOP Trail A where it crosses Highway 11 south of town.
Northeastern Ontario Snow Tours Day Four
Ride 300 km return to Cochrane on Abitibi Canyon Loop via TOP A103 and TOP A. Fuel: Extreme Tours Base Camp, Fraserdale; Esso, Smooth Rock Falls. Lunch: Abitibi Canyon Base Camp, Fraserdale. Where To Stay: Thriftlodge
Northeastern Ontario Snow Tours Day Five
Ride 220 km from Cochrane to Kirkland Lake via TOP A, TOP A108. Fuel: Val Gagne, Matheson, Kirkland Lake. Lunch: Rolly’s, Ramore. Where To Stay: Comfort Inn – Trail accessible by signed local trail off TOP A110Q.
Northeastern Ontario Snow Tours Day Six
Ride 175 km from Kirkland Lake to New Liskeard via TOP A110Q, TOP A, L162, L161, TOP A. Load up sleds and trailer 290 km to Sudbury. Fuel & Lunch: New Liskeard. Where To Stay: Moonlight Inn & Suites – Located on the east side of town on the Kingsway (Highway 55, just west of its junction with the Highway 17 Bypass and Royal Distributing), with direct access to Trail C109D.
Northeastern Ontario Snow Tours Day Seven
Ride 258 km on Cartier Loop via TOP C, TOP D, TOP C111D, TOP C. Fuel & Lunch: Windy Lake Motel. Where To Stay: Moonlight Inn & Suites
Northeastern Ontario Snow Tours Day Six Eight
Ride 223 km on Chiniguchi Loop via TOP C, TOP C206D, TOP D, TOP C/D. Load up and trailer home.
Northeastern Ontario Snow Tours Fast Facts
- Key Towns: New Liskeard, Kirkland Lake, Timmns, Cochrane
- Distance from GTA: 506 km (New Liskeard)
- Trailer Access from GTA: 40o & 11 north
- Contact Info: Northeastern Ontario
- Maps Needed: OFSC Districts 12, 14, 15
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Riders should reconfirm the routes and services mentioned in this article as they may have changed since publication.