Northwestern Ontario: Sioux Lookout Snowmobiling

Planning a getaway to Northwestern Ontario this winter? You've got plenty of accommodation options in OFSC District 17! Choose from full-service resorts to cozy cabin rentals to hotels or motels or a quaint Bed & Breakfast.

Often your room or cabin will be located near the frozen shores, giving you a spectacular view.  Spend a day or week snowmobiling in Northwestern Ontario's endless wilderness to remote fishing lakes for a day of great ice fishing or just a joy ride to appreciate the winter wonderland of our area.

Located in the Heart of Ontario’s Sunset Country, Sioux Lookout is an outdoor recreation paradise. Sioux Lookout is not only steeped in history it is also one of the nicest outdoor recreation destinations in Northwest Ontario. Situated on the shores of Pelican Lake and surrounded by dozens of other lakes – part of the mighty English River system – in the vicinity.

There are plenty of recreational activities to do in the winter in Ontario. You can go snowmobiling on any of the hundreds of miles of uncongested, groomed snowmobile trails. Anglers can catch a wide variety of fish including walleye, northern pike, bass, muskie and lake trout. There are also many hunting and fishing lodges in the area surrounding the town. You can choose from housekeeping or American Plan packages. In town, there are many great places to eat and a better-than-average choice of hotel and motel accommodations. The Town of Sioux Lookout is an important service centre in the region and is often referred to as the "Hub of the North."

The Ojibway Power Toboggan Association (OPTA) maintains snowmobile trails in the Sioux Lookout area and promotes safe snowmobiling by providing training courses and keeping trails in good condition.

OPTA organizes events throughout the season to promote the sport. Some events include the Annual Poker Derby, Snowmobile Raffle and Snowarama. OPTA also has an annual social and various family events throughout the year. OPTA has an average of 250 members based on trail permit sales, and has an average of 20 active volunteers that perform the trail maintenance and club administrative functions. OPTA maintains 150km of the TransOntario Provincial (TOP) trail network, and approximately 150km of local trails.

Snowmobiling Tourism Contacts

Go Ride Ontario!

OFSC District 17

Sunset Country

About Mike Jacobs

Mike is an avid Northern traveller, having spent years traversing its backroads, and visiting its remote lodges and fun cities by car, RV, motorcycle, and boat. There's always something new to discover in the North and Mike never shies away from the next great adventure. Mike is the chairman of the board for the Tourism Technology Company.

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