White Otter Loop
Start in Atikokan to White Otter Castle and back to Atikokan (reroute for L903)
If travelling from Ignace – rerouted L801 to White Otter Loop and alternative route to Castle to be posted
- A Trail to L903- 39.7 km
- L903 to White Otter Castle Trail- 27.7 km (re-route)
- White Otter Castle Trail to L801- 48.4 km
- L801 to A Trail 13 km
- Trail A back to Starting Point (Atikokan)- 74.7 km
Total Trip of 203.5 km
Gas in Atikokan
Lodging in Atikokan
Restaurants in Atikokan
NWOSTA Wilderness Loop
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reroutes in affect
A113A closed near Sioux Narrows, L108 is available
A trail north of Ignace, reroute on A trail leaving Ignace towards Sioux Lookout
You never travel on the same trail twice, you can start the loop from any one of the communities along the A trail, A113A trail, enter from the U.S. through Atikokan and Fort Frances or from Manitoba from Kenora. Uncongested and low density of snowmobilers, scenic trips off the loop to White Otter castle, wildlife, (including moose, wolves, fox, bald eagle, marten, owls, ravens, rabbits and white tail deer) Indian paintings, ice fishing, running waterfalls, massive frozen lakes, boreal forest, rugged cliff faces covered in snow and ice, Steep Rock open mine pit. Trail accesses 11 communities with all services. Total 906 km (956 km with stop in Kenora)
Gateway to Ontario Loop
Welcome to Ontario from Falcon Lake or West Hawk Lake and travel Sunset Trail Riders trails to the City of Kenora!
Take either the A trail or the L101 and enjoy the hospitality Kenora has to offer.
When snowmobiling in Ontario it is mandatory to posses valid Ontario Snowmobile trail permit. If you will be snowmobiling in Ontario more than once it is worthwhile to purchase a seasonal trail permit at $260. ($180 online before Nov 1 or $210 before December 1st)or Classic trail permit at $170. ($140 if purchased online on or before Dec 1st) This trail permit buys you unlimited access to over 25,000 miles of snowmobile trails with very little traffic…the ultimate snowmobile experience. However, for short trips multi-day permits ($35.00/day, minimum 2 days – must be purchased online) are also available. Our trails are maintained by volunteers and the permit dollars are circulated back into our trail system. For this reason it is important that you buy where you ride.
Total distance as 168 km with just over 130 km in Ontario
Circle Tour & U.S. Entry Information
CLOSED – Trails from U.S. not available this season
Please watch interactive trail guide for trail availability.
Circle Canada’s Quetico Provincial Park and the famed U.S. Boundary Waters Canoe Area for the Ultimate Cross-Border Snowmobile Adventure.
The Cross Border Circle Tour is a self-guided, 3-5 day tour encompasses over 400 miles of pristine wilderness and awesome trails! Novice and experienced snowmobilers alike have the freedom to plan their own itinerary and experience friendly communities and quality services along the way. Usually, you can ride for miles and not see another sled! Now, that’s an awesome ride! Visit www.atikokansnoho.com/circleTour for more information.
The only U.S. customs office for entry into the U.S.A. is at Crane Lake, MN. As a result, if you would like to complete the entire cross-border circle tour, it should be completed in a counter-clockwise direction so that you can re-enter at the Crane Lake, MN customs location.
When snowmobiling in Ontario it is mandatory to possess valid Ontario Snowmobile trail permit. If you will be snowmobiling in Canada more than once it is worthwhile to purchase a seasonal trail permit at $260. ($180 online before Nov 1 or $210 before December 1st). This trail permit buys you unlimited access to over 25,000 miles of snowmobile trails with very little traffic…the ultimate snowmobile experience. However, for short trips, multi-day permits ($35.00/day, minimum 2 days – must be purchased online) are also available. Our trails are maintained by volunteers and the permit dollars are circulated back into our trail system. For this reason, it is important that you buy where you ride.
Please visit the Minnesota DNR website for snowmobile trail permit information on the U.S side of the tour
Visitors from the U.S.
There are a few things you need to know about entering Canada from the U.S. We maintain two trails that connect Canada and the USA, the L901M (formerly D113M) and L902M (formerly D112M) trails, they are indicated on the Northwest Ontario Snowmobile Trail Guide. If you plan to enter Canada using either of these trails, you will need to obtain a Remote Area Border Crossing Permit from Canada Customs and Immigration. There is a U.S. customs office at Crane Lake, MN (accessed by L901M, formerly D113M). Upon entering the U.S.A. at Crane Lake you must show documentation that supports your citizenship. At this point in time, you do not require a passport to re-enter into the U.S. via Canada.
If you choose to trailer your sled to the U.S/Canadian border, your entry point into Canada is International Falls in Fort Frances. There are video phones at International Falls as well, here you must show documentation of your citizenship, therefore have your pieces of identification ready.