Snowmobiles – Ride Safe and Legal This Season

Ontario is home to the world’s largest interconnected trail network, over 30,000km of maintained snowmobile trails. Check your local weather, trail system and snowmobile club’s website before heading out. Ride safe!

What You’ll Need

  • To operate a snowmobile in Ontario, you must:
  • Have and carry a valid driver’s licence or motorized snow vehicle operator’s licence(MSVOL)
  • Carry proof of snowmobile ownership and proof of insurance
  • Have a valid Snowmobile Trail Permit affixed to your sled when on trails
  • Wear an approved snowmobile helmet for the driver and passenger

Age Requirements – Where you can ride depends on your age and the type of driver’s license you have.

AgeLicenseWhere You Can Ride
Under 12N/APrivate Property Only
12-15N/APrivate Property Only
12-15MSVOLPrivate Property & Snowmobile Trails
16+NonePrivate Property Only
16+G1 Driver’s License or higher, MSVOLPrivate Property, Snowmobile Trails, Across and/or on Roadways (where permitted)

Insuring a snowmobile is quick and easy providing you already have an auto insurance policy and the snowmobile meets your insurer’s underwriting guidelines. Contact your broker for more information.