Strengthening Winter Tourism in Ontario
McGuinty Government Helps To Improve Snowmobile Trails
Ontario is supporting winter tourism by promoting the sustainability of snowmobile trails across the province.
The province will invest $3 million to support the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs, a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organization. The group manages and maintains snowmobile trails in Ontario.Ontario's snowmobile trail system is among the most developed in Canada, with an international reputation for quality and safety. Attracting new and returning visitors to snowmobile this winter is part of our Open Ontario plan to create a stronger, more competitive tourism industry in Ontario.
- Ontario's snowmobiling-related activities generated $71.6 million in 2008.
- Approximately 293,000 domestic visitors participated in snowmobiling-related activities in 2008. Ontario attracts 24% of all domestic visitors participating in snowmobiling in Canada.
- Ontario has invested on average $3 million per year in OFSC snowmobiling over the past 14 years.
“Ontario families and visitors will get to enjoy snowmobiling this winter on quality trails. Snowmobiling is attracting new and returning visitors and enticing Ontario families with exciting reasons to travel in Ontario.”