Province Introduces $5 Fee Increase for 2022 Seasonal and Classic Trail Permits

Following 3 Year Price Freeze, Increase Puts More Money On The Snow

(Barrie, ON: September 7, 2021) – The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is announcing a $5 permit fee increase for 2022 Seasonal and Classic Trail Permits. The increase will help the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) and its member organizations to keep pace with rising operating costs associated with Ontario’s favourite winter pastime, all while ensuring snowmobiling remains affordable across the province.

“The OFSC is committed to providing the best snowmobiling experience possible and that means continued investments in trails, equipment, and infrastructure,” said CEO Ryan Eickmeier. “With rising costs of goods and services as well as increased demand on our trail system, this funding increase will allow us to put additional resources directly where they are needed most, on the snow.”

The cost of Ontario 2022 Seasonal and Classic Snowmobile Trail Permits are as follows:

  • Seasonal Permit
    • Purchased prior to November 2, 2021: $195
    • Purchased November 2, 2021 to December 1, 2021: $225
    • December 2, 2021 onwards: $275.
  • Classic Permit
    • Purchased prior to November 2, 2021: $155
    • Purchased November 2, 2021 to December 1, 2021: $155
    • December 2, 2021 onwards: $185

“Ontario permits continue to offer exceptional value when compared to many other recreational activities,” Eickmeier said. “Having held firm on pricing since the 2018 season despite rapidly rising costs, we are confident that this is a fair and balanced plan, and we look forward to seeing you on the trails this winter.”

The permit fee increase was endorsed by the OFSC membership and based on an approved business case submitted to the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. Permits go on sale on October 1, 2021, at www.ofsc.on.ca.


For questions to schedule a media interview with the OFSC please contact Andrew Walasek at [email protected] or by phone at 705-739-7669 x251.

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Who Is The OFSC and Where Did It Come From?

(Barrie, ON: February 4, 2021) – When Bombardier started selling snowmobiles in 1959, there were no organized snowmobile trails, so recreational riders just rode wherever they could. They quickly realized that random riding was not only risky and inconvenient, but it was also creating a considerable backlash from local residents and property owners that was giving this new activity a bad name.

First Snowmobile Clubs: By 1967, recreational riders looking for easier and more acceptable places to ride had formed clubs in many communities. Existing separately and independently from each other, these first snowmobile clubs had two primary purposes. First, to organize and maintain safe and legal local trails for their members to ride, and second, to serve as social hubs for local snowmobilers to connect and ride with friends and family.

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