There have been incidents of injury and property damage resulting from the careless use of these machines. It is, once again, the DRIVER'S responsibility to ensure that THEY know, understand and abide by these regulations and the new provincial laws, not only for their safety but also for the safety and well-being of others in the community. Snowmobiles can be a great source of fun and enjoyment if operated safely and within the established guidelines.
All vehicles which are to be operated on public (or Town) roads must be licensed or insured and all regulations regarding their operation under license must be followed (i.e. operator must be 16 years of age and have a valid operator’s license, insurance).
Snowmobiles can only operate off the owner’s property and within Town limits, by the most direct route available in order to operate these machines outside of the Town boundaries.
It is unlawful to operate snowmobiles, mini-bikes, ATVs, “dirt bikes” or go-carts on parklands, public reserves, easements and/or paved roadways. Failure to comply with these regulations will result in a fine and/or confiscation of the vehicle and/or charges being laid against the owner/operator of the vehicle. Driving on/over lawns and through parks are not allowed.
The RCMP will be enforcing the bylaw and provincial Acts.
Refer to the Town’s Snowmobile bylaw for more information. 152-93
More information on Snowmobile drivers and their responsibilities can be found on the SGI Website