Welcome to the Rideau Snowmobile Club website. The RSC grooms and maintains 140 kilometres of snowmobile trails in the mostly rural area southwest of urban City of Ottawa. All but 25 kilometres of the system is inside the amalgamated City of Ottawa. The Rideau River, which flows north to the locks in downtown Ottawa, makes up our southern and eastern borders. Smiths Falls in the west, Burritts Rapids in the south, North Gower in the east, and Richmond in the north can be directly accessed by our trails.
We have links to Osgoode Carleton Snowmobile Club, Kemptville Snowmobile Klub, and B.E.A.S.T. We are part of UCSR of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs. Between 300 and 400 people become RSC members annually.
There are basically two sources of revenue for funding Club operations. The bulk of our operating costs are paid by UCSR from an allocation of permit revenues redirected from OFSC. Secondary funding comes from hosting Club events and those funds are managed solely by the Club Executive Board.
Effective August, 2018, ownership and management of all groomers in Ontario has been centralized at OFSC level therefore allowing greater flexibility in movement of units for maximizing trail grooming activities. RSC continues to be directly responsible for trail preparation and maintenance and all other aspects of grooming operations.
With this website we hope to provide you with information that will enhance your snowmobiling experience on our trails. We have a GPS based map which can be downloaded and/or printed. Trail conditions are updated regularly on this website and also on the OFSC Interactive map during the snowmobiling season. Also look for particulars of upcoming Club Events.