Snowmobiling in Strathcona County
Where riding is and is not permitted
Snowmobile riding is allowed on your property, or other private property with the owner's permission. Snowmobiling is also permitted on publicly owned lakes and Crown land.
In Alberta, snowmobiles cannot be operated on any portion of a highway including ditches. In this case, highway refers to all types of roadways.
Snowmobilers are permitted to cross a highway. Snowmobile operators MUST stop and yield to all traffic, have all passengers get off, and cross by the most direct, shortest and safest route.
- Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area
- Ministik Lake Game Bird Sanctuary
- Fort Saskatchewan & District Snow Angels Snowmobile Club
Contact: Robbie Hagstrom, President
Elk Island Sales Staging Area
- Alberta Facts:
- You must be 14 years of age to operate a snowmobile, otherwise under 14 years of age you must be accompanied by an adult.
- The majority of snowmobile collisions involve drinking and riding.
- Snowmobilers require registration and insurance and must be able to produce these documents when requested by a peace officer. The licence plate on a snowmobile must be displayed and clearly visable.
- A snowmobile must be equipped with a muffler and cannot be modified.
- Complete regulations can be found at www.qp.alberta.ca
Registration and licensing
- Snowmobilers require registration and insurance, and must be able to produce them when requested to do so by a peace officer.
- Registration for snowmobiles may be obtained from any outlet in Alberta where motor vehicle licences are sold.
- The license plate must be clearly displayed on the front or back of the snowmobile.
- The Insurance Act requires that snowmobiles have minimum coverage of $200,000 in public liability and property damage. Coverage of $1,000,000 in public liability and property damage is commonly carried.
- Riders must be at least 14 years of age to operate a snowmobile on their own. Any rider under the age of 14 is required to be within close proximity of a supervising adult.
Alcohol and snowmobiling don't mix
In Alberta, a snowmobile driver can be charged with the same impaired driving charges as a driver of a motor vehicle. The majority of snowmobile collisions involve drinking and riding. Play it safe - avoid alcohol and drugs before and during the ride.
- Strathcona County RCMP Traffic Services
- Strathcona County RCMP Off-Highway Vehicle Enforcement Section
780-449-0170 or 780-467-7741
Last updated: Friday, September 28, 2012
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