WHAT AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR?
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 an OFSC Prescribed Trail. When accessing an OFSC Prescribed Trail, you accept an assumption of risk and the conditions of release and waiver of liability.
Motorized Snow Vehicles Act (MSVA)
Snowmobiling in Ontario is governed by provincial legislation, commonly referred to as the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act of Ontario or MSVA. Even if you are familiar with these terms, do you really know these laws and how they affect you?
The MSVA and corresponding regulations provide the rules for the ownership and operation of motorized snow vehicles. Although many elements of the MSVA are similar to the operation of a motor vehicle on a roadway, as snowmobiling occurs in a wilderness, non-engineered environment, many of the laws are unique to snowmobiling. So not only should you be familiar with snowmobile safety information and best practices, as a snowmobiler you must know, understand and obey the MSVA at all times. These laws have been implemented for the protection and safety of yourself, your passengers and others and your failure to comply may result in personal injury or death.
Please use the following link to access Ontario’s Motorized Snow Vehicles, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.44 and corresponding regulations: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90m44