Snowmobile Advisory: Due to the lack of snow in our area
(roughly 10 to 20cm ((6" to 8")) on the ground as of February 19th,
2007) I do not recommend that you snowmobile in this area this
season. According to the weather network we are below the normal
temperatures and no sufficient snow is expected in our area for at
least another week.
At this time I would also like to voice my concerns with the
Ontario Provincial Police and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile
Clubs (O.F.S.C.) TV Advertizement for snowmobiling in Ontario.
I am getting older and perhaps my hearing is going bad as well
as my eyes but to date and as far as I can remember, I have never
seen or heard on the TV Ad, that there are exceptions to snowmobiling
in Ontario, by not paying for a trail permit.
If you visit the OFSC site, you should check out their
Ontario and the Law page. You should notice that they put in big
bold letters that Permits Are Mandatory In Ontario and that An
Ontario Trail Permit is required to travel on Ontario Federation of
Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) Prescribed Trails. But look at the STOP
graphic and notice the asterisk at the end of the sentence: It is the
Law in Ontario for recreational sleds*. Then check out the fine print
at the bottom of the graphic. *Exceptions or partial exceptions for
specific user groups.
Please Note: I am not a lawyer so "Please" read the
Snow Vehicles Act, ONTARIO REGULATION 185/01 Trail Permits as the
listed Exemptions of this act, may apply to you. You should also read
Access Act R.S.O. 1990, Chapter R.34 as this may also apply to
you. However, if it is your intent to actually use the OFSC trails
for snowmobiling purposes, I would "STRONGLY"
suggest that you purchase a permit.
The Kirkland Lake township map below
shows the main business sector, food and accommodations, gas, streets
and the snowmobile trails in and around Kirkland Lake, which is
maintained by the Golden Corridor Snowdrifters snowmobiling club
(GCSD). Located 40km from
Virginiatown northeastern Ontario, 80km From Rouyn-Noranda,
northwestern Quebec and 250km from North Bay, northern Ontario.
Linking east to the Larder / McGarry snowmobile club, south to
Englehart, southwest to Elk Lake and north to Matheson.
The text on the map in Red are interactive
links such as the Miner's Inn, Paquette Co. Ltd., Franklin Tavern,
Bon Air Motel & Virginiatown.
NEW Lakefront and wilderness
properties in northeastern Ontario.
41.6 acres of lakefront property in the Larder
Lake area of northeastern Ontario Click
22.7 acres of lake front property in the Larder
Lake area of northern Ontario
Hunting and Fishing Property Link: Property has
a camp with road access and 132 acres.
For more information view the
Ontario Real Estate site
New Wilderness Property for hunting and fishing. listed April
09, 2005 use property link below or use the real estate link
Hunting and Fishing Property Link: Property has a camp with
seasonal road access and 132 acres.
is a very detailed map of northeastern Ontario. It shows all of the
hwy's, secondary roads, cities and towns, rivers, lakes, railways,
etc. in Northern Ontario.
The Kirkland Lake map above is printable
in Word 97 and Word Perfect by using normal 8 1/2" X 11" paper and
opening up to full margin width.
/ Kearns / Virginiatown
/ Kearns area & Trail map (55kb)
Abitbi Snowmobiling Trail's Map
(50kb) / Larder
Lake Map (30kb) / Ontario
Road Map (12kb) /
/ Kearns Township Map & Trails (44kb) /
Fun Trail Maps
Bon Air Motor Inn (Kirkland Lake)