The 2024 edition of the Maple Leaf Rally Club’s Polar Bear Rally

February 10-11th 2024!

Maple Leaf Rally Club’s winter rally, the 2nd event in the 2024 Ontario Road Rally Championship series, is almost here, with simple navigating, and more real driving! Now, if we could only have some snow...


The rally is moving from the traditional February long weekend to a week earlier - Saturday February 10/Sunday February 11, 2024.


Length ~ 380 km. 10 pm to approx 6:30 am. Three legs - about 200 km, 100 km, and 80 km. Entry fee $100 - includes breakfast.


Registration opens at 8:00 pm at the Bancroft Fish & Game Club, with the first car out at 10 pm and returning about 6:30 am. There are two breaks, at 2 am and 4:30 am. We'll provide breakfast for everyone in the morning. Read over the supplemental regulations and register via the link above. You'll need proper snow tires, a safety triangle, and a red cross sign (a laminated sign is available at registration for $3).


2024 Headquarters - Start & Finish at the Bancroft Fish & Game Club, 27602 Hwy 62 S, Bancroft, ON 45.04341 -77.83235.



Bear Cub Rally


For those who don't think they can handle eight and a half hours of overnight rally, Polar Bear Rally is offering the Bear Cub Rally. For a reduced price, $60, you get the first leg of the full rally with strictly distance-to-turn instructions. Four hours, 200 km, and some of the best roads in the area. The first car is out at 10 pm and returns about 2 am. You're on the road home by 3 instead of 7 or 8 am. We'll have small awards for the Bear Cub Rally leg. All the excitement without the endurance!


Should you be amped up on coffee or energy drinks and think you're ready to tackle the second and third legs, then top up the registration fee and you're in, breakfast included. You'll qualify for ORRC points as well.


Snow tires and safety triangle are mandatory for both the Polar Bear and Bear Cub Rallies.


Pre-register and pay online or by e-transfer (preferred) to, or pay cash at the door (not preferred).


Please read the Supplemental Regulations, then register for this must-do rally.