CANADA'S 5 BEST OFF-ROAD WINTER DRIVING TRAILS
Nov 25, 2022
When you install bespoke off-road equipment on your 4x4, you want to put it through its paces. You're in luck, because Canada has a plethora of off-road driving paths to enjoy, many of which are equally enjoyable in the winter. Many of the paths are worth visiting both in the winter and when it heats up, allowing you to experience two distinct ecosystems on your trips. Choose a Canadian path from this list if you are unsure which one to take with your truck and off-road 4x4 equipment.
NARROW HILLS PROVINCIAL PARK IN SASKATCHEWAN
This park has 53,000 hectares of land and various trails for ATVs and 4x4s, as well as plenty of hiking opportunities. This park is unique in that it allows off-roaders to use several of the trails. Just be cautious of mountain bikers and hikers. If you come in the summer, bring your boat to use on one of the area's three lakes. Obviously, it won't be much use in the cold. In addition to off-roading options, the park welcomes off-season camping, so you can spend the night if you bring your tent.
BOW LAKE TRAIL IN ALBERTA
Head to Banff National Park, notably Bow Lake, for adventure in Alberta. After you've installed your necessary off-road gear, you could find yourself stopping along the way to enjoy the Dolomite Pass, Cirque Peak, Mount Thompson, Bow Peak, Bow Glacier, Crowfoot Glacier and Mountain, and other sights. Take the route at The Saunders Road and follow it for about 10 kilometers to Bow Lake. Be aware of washed-out boulders along the entire route, and proceed with caution across the ancient bridge at the trail's beginning.
CHEAM PEAK IN BRIDAL VEIL FALLS PARK, BRITISH COLUMBIA
This is a popular track for 4x4s equipped with off-road rescue equipment, as well as snowshoeing and trekking. As a result, keep in mind that you will need to share the trail with others while enjoying your journey. The path is 8.4 kilometers long and includes a river. You can even drive along part of the off-road trail and then trek for a while if you wish. This trail will undoubtedly demand solid clearing, and the approach up to the start will serve as an excellent warmup. Because of the various dips that resemble craters at times, this track is better left to experienced off-roaders.
RAY’S PLACE IN ONTARIO
Ray's Place, Ontario's most popular off-roading spot, is a terrific place to get off the main path during the winter months. Ray's even has a section on its website dedicated to "winter wheeling," as well as some helpful hints for people venturing out onto snow-covered terrain for the first time. This way, you may enjoy the 14 kilometers of well-designed paths regardless of the weather. Conveniently, the property has over 40 campsites scattered across it, so you won't have to worry about finding a place to stay after a day on the trails.
GROS MORNE IN NEWFOUNDLAND
Getting your 4x4 and mountain off-road equipment to Newfoundland Island is an adventure in and of itself, but once there, you'll be ready for even more. There is a relatively obscure off-roading trail that is best for people with prior experience, as there are several hurdles along the trail that may be too difficult for newcomers. You'll see plenty of wildlife, and if you go during a week of winter with little snow, you might even see some magnificent geological structures. With over 20 named trails, you'll have lots of options for exploring this natural wonder.