Vintage Rides + Old School Cool

Kapuskasing is hosting its inaugural Vintage Snowmobile Ride as part of Big Winter Festiglace 2024. Come wax nostalgic about your first sled!
1979 Ski-doo Blizzard

The first-ever Vintage Snowmobile Ride in Kapuskasing, Ontario invites snowmobile enthusiasts to dust off their classic rides and join in for a day filled with fun and adventure. Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 9, 2024!

What's the Vintage Snowmobile Ride? 

This all-day event is packed with fun snowmobile events! Check out the vintage showcase on display at La Forge and vote for your favourites, visit the on-site powersport dealerships, partake in or watch the snowmobile demonstrations, enjoy a hot lunch by the fire followed by yummy smores, and enjoy some live musical entertainment by country duo Rosewood Ave. A complimentary shuttle back home or to hotels will be provided. "It’ll be a fun-filled day, not only for the participants in the vintage ride, but for the whole community to come out and check out this 'museum on skis,'" says Kelly Kraby, Tourism & Special Events Coordinator. "Snowmobiling is part of our cultural heritage." 

Where: The event is at La Forge in Kapuskasing, Ontario. The Vintage Ride is a 15 km loop departing from La Forge, with a slower parade running through the Kapuskasing Golf Course. Spectators are invited to view the parade from the comfort of the outdoor patio overlooking the course and socialize with the participants during a short pause and photo-op. 

When: Saturday, March 9, 2024. Registration is open now, and participants are encouraged to secure their spots early to avoid disappointment. The vintage ride showcase starts at 10 am! 

How to Register: To register for the Vintage Snowmobile Ride and for more information, interested individuals can visit the registration page here or contact 705-335-2259. Additionally, participants can join the Vintage Ride Facebook Group here to stay updated on event details and connect with fellow enthusiasts.

Please note that only snowmobiles manufactured in 1999 or earlier are eligible for this "vintage" experience. Registration fees are set at $10 per snowmobile, but participants are advised to register before February 29 to take advantage of the early bird pricing. After this date, fees will increase to $20, so don't miss out on this unique opportunity to embrace the nostalgia of vintage snowmobiling.

Day of Schedule: 

8 am-10 am   Vintage Ride & Showcase Registration + Vendor Set-up

10 am-2 pm    Vintage Snowmobile Showcase + Vendor expo and demos + Lunch

2 pm-4 pm     Vintage Ride + Parade at Golf Course + Vendor expo and demos

4pm-6pm    Prizes + Vendor expo and demos + Supper

6 pm-8p m     Social (indoor and outdoor)

8 pm-10 pm   Live music ft. Rosewood Avenue

10 pm-12 am Party Music     

Plan Your Trip to the Vintage Snowmobile Ride Today

Whether you're a seasoned enthusiast or simply looking to immerse yourself in a day of winter fun, the Vintage Snowmobile Ride at Big Winter Festiglace promises an unforgettable experience for all. So gather your friends and family, bundle up, and get ready to create lasting memories against the snowy backdrop of Kapuskasing's winter wonderland.

1965 Ski-doo Olympique 1972 Raider 1971 Sno-Pony 1983 Polaris Gemini
Some of the vintage snowmobiles you'll be able to spot at the event! From left to right, a 1965 Ski-Do Olympique, a 1972 Artic Cat Kitty Cat, a 1972 Raider, a 1971 Sno-Pony, and a 1983 Polaris Gem.
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