All The Info Needed For Staging From Pembroke…

Pembroke Ontario snowmobiling is all about trail riding.

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Many riders are looking for new places to go snowmobiling for a weekend getaway. So Pembroke Ontario Snowmobiling is a great choice because it delivers everything a snowmobiler needs…

Pembroke Ontario Snowmobiling Staging Location

Pembroke (population: 24,000) is located at the southeast corner of Algonquin Park along the Ottawa River on Highway 17. Conveniently, it’s little more than a four-hour drive from the Greater Toronto Area and only 90 minutes west of Ottawa.

Why Pembroke Ontario Snowmobiling

Crossing scenic bridge while Pembroke Ontario snowmobiling

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Positioned in the heart of the beautiful Ottawa Valley, Pembroke is at the juncture of TOP Trails A and B. From here, the town offers excellent access to the Snow Country Snowmobile Region’s network of well-groomed and signed trails in OFSC District 6. What’s more, it’s centred in a major snow belt that extends from Whitney and Barry’s Bay in the west, through the Madawaska and Calabogie Highlands. And around “behind the Park”, the strip of territory sandwiched between Algonquin Park and the Ottawa River.

Known for its reliable and abundant snow, Pembroke is much more than just a stop over for the ‘Round Algonquin Park (RAP) Tour. In addition, it’s a great destination for those who want to stage out of one place for multiple day rides. What’s more, it’s also a good place for family riding with many local club trail loops to make your ride as long or as short as you wish. Plus, with good in-town trail access to the necessary services and amenities, Pembroke provides everything snowmobilers need for an enjoyable stay away from home.

Pembroke Ontario Snowmobiling Services

Staging Hotel

Best Western pembroke ontario snowmobiling

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Located on TOP Trail B at the intersection of Highways 41 and 17, the Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre is a recently remodelled, full service hotel. Additionally, it offers the on-site Westwinds Restaurant and bar, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and fitness centre. Also, there’s plenty of free parking for trucks and trailers, plus a gas station & convenience store across the road. Best of all, the contemporary rooms are exceptionally well appointed with comfy new mattresses, mini fridge, microwave and free WIFI.

  • Road Access to Hotel – Enter from Highway 41 just east of the junction of Highway 17.
  • Sled Access to Hotel – Direct trail access off TOP B.

Local Dealers

Pembroke Ontario Snowmobiling Day Rides

Beautiful scenery while Pembroke Ontario snowmobiling

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  • Northwest – Ride TOP A behind the Park to Rolphton or Stonecliffe for gas and then explore the 100-series club trails back to Deep River. Return to Pembroke on TOP A. Various loop possibilities ranging from 120 (riding only to Petawawa) to 380 km (via Stonecliffe). Be Sure To See – Petawawa Bridge (TOP A), Des Joachim Generating Station TOP A101Q)
  • West – Travel TOP B to TOP B102 through Barry’s Bay and Killaloe. Then head north on B101A to Local Trail 122 back to Pembroke. About 226 km round trip. Be Sure To See – Indian River Bride (TOP B), Crooked Lake Lookout (Club Trail 122).
  • Southeast – Sled TOP A to Local Trail 119 to Eganville. Then take TOP E102 to Club Trail 108 to TOP A to Club Trail 114 to TOP B to Club Trail 116 to TOP B back into Pembroke. Various loop possibilities ranging from 177 km to 250 km (riding full route as detailed). Be Sure To See – Bonnechere Cup Ice Oval (TOP B101A), Balaclava Ghost Town (Club Trail 108), Westmeath Scenic Lookout (Club Trail 116).

Ontario law requires a snowmobile entering an OFSC Prescribed Snowmobile Trail to display a valid Ontario Snowmobile Trail Permit.

Pembroke Ontario Snowmobiling Info Contacts

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