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Snowmobiles

The operation of Snowmobiles is permitted in the Town of White City under limited circumstances.  Ensure that you are following the Town's Off-Road Vehicle Bylaw and the Provincial Snowmobile Act before riding your Snowmobile.

You can only ride an Snowmobile in Town:

  • on private property with permission from the land owner;
  • taking the most direct route to and from your property to travel outside of town; and
  • on the farthest right-hand portion of the road.

Off-Road Vehicles are not allowed on town land, public reserve land, parks, buffer strips, walkways and crown owned land. Multi-Use Pathways are only intended for non-motorized usage & pedestrians. NEVER ride your Off-Road Vehicle on the Town's pathways.

Per The Snowmobile Act:

No person shall operate a snowmobile that is required to be registered by The Snowmobile Act unless that person:

  1. holds a class 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 driver’s licence;
  2. is at least 16 years of age and has completed a safety course; or
  3. is 12 years of age or older but less than 16 years of age and has completed a safety course if that person is:
    1. accompanied on the snowmobile by another person who holds a class 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 driver’s licence; or
    2. accompanied and supervised by another person who holds a class 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 driver’s licence and is operating another snowmobile

More information on Snowmobile drivers and their responsibilities can be found on the SGI Website

 

Approved Snowmobile Routes

Snowmobiles should be operated on the 'farthest right-hand portion of the road' based on the direction of travel.  Be aware that roadways in White City are shared so always be alert and keep an eye out for traffic while travelling through Town.  Note: operation of snowmobiles on PROVINCIAL HIGHWAYS is only permitted to safely cross the highway - you should travel in the ditch area along Provincial Highways.

Snowmobiles

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