The laws governing snowmobile use differ by province and can be confusing. Here, we make it easier to understand what local and out of province snowmobilers will need in terms of insurance, registration and licensing to ride B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
The small town of Beausejour, Manitoba, is synonymous with snowmobile racing. Every year in March, hundreds of racers from Canada and the U.S. converge on the town’s historic ice oval track to vie for the title. During this weekend and throughout the winter, you’ll also see plenty of snowmobilers heading out to explore the trails, which are maintained by the Brokenhead Trail Blazers Power Toboggan Club.
Popular snowmobiling trails and areas in Beausejour
- Jim Longbottom’s Trail (#50)
- Mars Hill Management Area
- Whiteshell Provincial Park
Jim Longbottom’s Trail (#50)
From Beausejour, this trail heads north, taking snowmobilers through scenic forests to the Mars Hill Management Area or further to the shores of Lake Winnipeg. Along the way, there is the Jim Longbottom’s Shelter where riders can stop to warm up and have a bite to eat. There are also several places to connect with the trail systems of other clubs, such as the Springhill Trailblazers and the Northstar Hillclimbers.
Whiteshell Provincial Park
Riders who are feeling adventurous can head east from Beausejour and take connecting routes to the Whiteshell Provincial Park where there is an additional 350 kilometres of trails.
Trail map of Beausejour, Manitoba, snowmobiling
See the Snoman Inc. trail map for more information about snowmobile trails in and around Beausejour.
Where to buy a snowmobile trail pass in Beausejour
Snowmobilers in Beausejour must have a Snoman Inc. trail pass and display a valid off-road vehicle plate. To purchase a pass, visit any Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) outlet. In Beausejour, there is an MPI outlet at 848 Park Avenue. It is $150 for a season’s pass and $75.50 for a seven-day pass. Out-of-province snowmobilers must have a minimum of $500,000 minimum liability insurance.
Local snowmobile club
Started in 1970, the Brokenhead Trailblazers Power Toboggan Club is a small, hardworking club that looks after more than 230 kilometres of trails in the Beausejour area. New members are always welcome.
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