The James Bay Frontier is located in northeastern Ontario; north of Temagami, stretching from the Quebec border in the east to Hearst in the west, and then north to the tidewater shores of James and Hudson Bay. Yes, THAT Hudson Bay!
This is the home of world class snowmobiling. This isn’t some half-hearted promotional scheme, these towns take their snowmobiling seriously. Those who have been to the area know what awaits them; names like Hearst, Timmins, Kirkland Lake, Cochrane, Kapuskasing. Many are legendary for their deep snow, wide trails and impeccable grooming. And, the lack of traffic. Once you’re out of the towns, you meet far fewer riders than in the states.
The James Bay Frontier is separated from the rest of North America, so to speak, by the â€œHeight of Landâ€ or Continental Divide. It’s called the Arctic Watershed. From this point north, all waters flow into the Arctic Ocean, creating the distinction that separates the area from other regions. The snow and cold come earlier and stay later – consistently. This makes for incredible snowmobile conditions, supported by a solid network of trails and clubs; more than 5,000 kilometers criss-cross the region.
This is the way snowmobiling is supposed to be. Not just a quick zip out in the country, just past the edge of a town. This is riding through the great northern wilderness for hours on end. You will find fantastic scenery and the thrill of riding places you’re never imagined.