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Snow Train Tour
 

January 28-30th, 2025

3 days

Starting from Cochrane, we ride along the power lines and on the river and we come back on the Polar Bear Express. This ride is more relax as we take time to enjoy Onakawana Camp and do some ice fishing. 

Itineary:

First day

We meet at the Railway Cafe in Cochrane at 9am. We leave from Cochrane and make our way to Onakawana Camp riding in the A103 trail. We will stop for a quick lunch at the Base Camp. Then crossing Abitibi Canyon, riding bush roads, seeing Otter Rapids and riding on the power lines. This day is around 250km. We will have dinner at Onakawana Camp.

Second day

We take it slow! The second day is time to relax / sleep in. We will enjoy a late morning, go out and do some ice fishing or/and cut wood and make a bonfire and go for ride on the power lines to go see the old lignite mine and Moose Crossing village. Lunch and dinner at the camp. 

Third day

On the last day, breakfast around 8am, leave by 9am, we make our way to Moosonee riding power lines and the Moose River. We will have lunch in Moose Factory. We will visit Moose Factory, Moosonee and go ride on James Bay (Arctic Ocean). We will end our day by loading our snowmobiles on the train and head back to Cochrane (10pm). We can enjoy a meal and liquor on the train ride back. 

Groups of 12

1435$ + tax All inclusive! (except gas and oil)

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Included:

 Guides, towing, Safety: satellite phone, tarp, first aid kit, fire, dry clothes, spare food etc...

Accommodations, all meals, Ice Fishing, Train Tickets, 5 gallons of gas

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Needed:

Snowmobile (In good condition), 3 gallons of gas strapped to your snowmobile, personal effects, food and snacks, liquor for at the camp only, spare belt, spare Oil

FAQ

  • If a snowmobile breaks down, one of our guides will pull you all the way to Moosonee. Train Arrangements will be made there to take back your snowmobile on the Polar Bear Express to Cochrane. 

  • Riders experience: Moderate. First day is 250km! Has to be able to ride on trails, power lines, bush road, rivers (through slush). 

  • You will need to buy gas to fill your snowmobile at Onakawana camp (5$/L) or bring more than 3 gallons if capable. On the last day, we need to leave with at least 3/4 of tank to make it to Moosonee (90km).

  • If you're a smaller group, we will try to fill in the group to have 12 riders.

  • All gas expenses are snowmobilers’ responsibility. Except 5 gallons. 

  • 20% deposit when booking. No reimbursement. Can book another year or try to sell spot. Balance due a few weeks before trip latest the night before the trip. 

Your guides

Dany Gratton

Dany started guiding in 2003 by offering his famous snowmobile tours to Moosonee. Dany is well known in is community to be the "coureur des bois".  He has over 35 years of experience riding trail and off-trails. He likes to always have a safe trip with his friends or clients. He likes to show the beautiful wilderness of Northern Ontario.

Mylène Coulombe-Gratton

Mylène has been riding since she was born with her father. She did the Moosonee trip when she was 13. She can ride! Mylène went to work and to school by snowmobile as soon as she turns 12. She has been guiding with her father for 3 years and planning those trips for 5 years. With her experience, leader skills and knowledge, you will be in great hands. 

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