For your personal safety and that of your passenger, it’s imperative that you know and understand all of the information available on this site and Ontario’s Motorized Snow Vehicles Act prior to operating a snowmobile or accessing a recreational OFSC Prescribed Trail. When accessing a recreational OFSC Prescribed Trail, you accept an assumption of risk and the conditions of release and waiver of liability.
WHERE CAN I RIDE?
Click here to learn more about Ontario’s only province-wide snowmobile trail reference tool which provides real-time trail status and information on trail accessible services, fuel and other points of interest.
Notice for a legally compliant snowmobiler to access a recreational Ontario Prescribed Snowmobile Trail is provided through Trail Status Reports as last known to the applicable snowmobile club and illustrated in the online Interactive Trail Guide.
WHAT AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR?
Recreational OFSC Prescribed Snowmobile Trails are subject to laws under the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act (MSVA). As a snowmobiler in Ontario, you are responsible to know and understand the laws, before you head out on the trails.
The MSVA covers everything you need to know about the laws in Ontario, including, but not limited to:
- definition of a “Motorized Snow Vehicle”;
- permits; and
- young driver training and licensing.
We encourage all Ontario snowmobilers to familiarize themselves and their family members with the laws applicable while on the trails each winter.
Recreational OFSC Prescribed Snowmobile Trails are maintained by local snowmobile clubs and patrolled by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Municipal Police Services and Conservation Officers.
HOW CAN I ENJOY THE SAFEST RIDE POSSIBLE?
The ISMA Safe Riders Safety Awareness Program provides a course about the basic essentials of snowmobile safety to improve your knowledge about safe snowmobiling practices.
All snowmobilers can benefit from refreshing their safety knowledge each season.
Check out helpful tips from our Safety Partners on a variety of snowmobile and gear related products for both beginner and avid riders alike.
The OFSC reminds snowmobilers of best practices for recreational riding with caution, care and control on OFSC Prescribed Snowmobile Trails.