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The Wasaga Snowmobile Club dates back to the early sixties when people of the region longed for an escape from the hum drum of a long cold winter with little to do. With Wasaga not having its own ski hill and not much spillover from the nearby ski hill visitors coming to town, it was a challenge for local business to find a way to keep things going throughout the winter months.
Sledding in the region became a focal point of activity giving locals the opportunity to get out and enjoy the white abundance of snow that we received annually. Gathering at local establishments and drawing more and more people to it each weekend, the sport soon took off with people who normally only spent summers at the beach coming back in the winter months to experience what Wasaga has to offer.
With its parabolic sand dunes and expansive summer road trail system, people soon figured that snowmobilers had a great place to ride right here in town. Marinas and fuel stations quickly realized that there was a need for dealerships and maintenance facilities in this region so, by the early seventies there were 9 dealerships within the Town of Wasaga Beach. We were well on our way to playing a major role in the organization of the sport across the province.
In 1971, one of the first ever annual general meetings of what is now the governing body of snowmobiling in the province (OFSC - Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs) was held in Wasaga. It was a big hit with its fashion and sled show and clubs from all over the province were in attendance. Throughout the next decade Wasaga was the hot spot for snowmobile racing both in the winter and in the summer, with its first ever dune grass drags.
As we progressed, the Wasaga Club has always been at the forefront of supporting the progression of the sport to where we are today. We are honoured to recently receive the Ontario Club of the year and this past year, Club of Canada. We pay homage to all those who have had the foresight and the dedication to see our Club through to this great honour. Our volunteers are still dedicated and work hard every season to provide the best riding possible for all who ride in this region.
When in the area please enjoy the ride and remember the history and volunteers that makes it all possible.
Wasaga Snowmobile Club President
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Wasaga Snowmobile Club contact information and clubhouse location.
Open? Closed? Limited? Before you head out on the trails, check this interactive trail map from the OFSC for the most up-to-date trial status reports.
With headquarters in Barrie, the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is a non-profit, volunteer driven organization that acts as the coordinating body for organized snowmobiling in Ontario. The OFSC is dedicated to providing strong leadership and support to member clubs and volunteers, to establishing and maintaining quality snowmobile trails, which are used in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, and to furthering the enjoyment of organized snowmobiling.
Mid Ontario Snowmobile Trails - is an association of 5 snowmobile clubs located in District 8 of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs. The 5 member clubs are: Barrie Snowmobile Club, Blue Mountain Snowdrifters, Carden Sno Drifters, Sno Voyageurs Club, and the Wasaga Snowmobile Club. Our area is blessed with an abundance of snow due to our close proximity to Georgian Bay, and those great northwesterly winds we receive in the winter which create snow squalls capable of dumping huge amounts of snow.