The National Parks Highway Traffic Regulations, Section 41(1), pursuant to the Canada National Parks Act, regulates use of over-snow vehicles* in Riding Mountain National Park of Canada (RMNP).
1. Over-snow vehicle use or travel is prohibited in all areas of the Park
a) the iced surface of Clear Lake for the purpose of ice fishing only
(i) Access to Clear Lake is only permitted from designated launch sites situated
at Boat Cove, Frith Beach, Spruces and the Clear Lake Golf Course (see map
b) the Russell Trail on the North-West corner of RMNP, and
c) certain sections of the park boundary authorized through permits issued to the Ochre River Snowmobile Club, and the Dauphin Snowmobile Club. Please call 1-204-848-7275 for details of these permitted locations.
d) d) designated Nordic ski trails and related areas for the purpose of grooming by the Riding Mountain Trail Stewards and Friends of Riding Mountain Trail Stewards
2. Authorization via public notice shall constitute written permission of the superintendent to engage in over-snow vehicle travel in designated areas of RMNP.
3. For greater certainty, please note the following:
a) Over-snow vehicle use or travel is expressly prohibited in all wilderness areas, except as noted in section 1 c) above.
b) Authorization for over-snow use or travel on Clear Lake does not extend to the Park boundary.
c) Authorization for over-snow use or travel on Clear Lake does not extend to the Park’s non-gazetted properties.
d) It is the responsibility of over-snow vehicle operators to know their location in relation to permitted and prohibited areas of travel.
4. Authorized use of over-snow vehicles in designated areas of RMNP is subject to equipment specifications and licensing and registration requirements for the machine and rider(s) as required by provincial laws.
5. This authorization may be rescinded at any point if the safety, health or enjoyment of the public or the natural resources of the Park are compromised, or to comply with direction in the Park Management Plan.
6. According to the National Parks Wildlife Regulations, pursuant to the Canada National Parks Act, the possession of firearms while travelling on an over-snow vehicle is prohibited.
7. This notice expires on March 31, 2014.
The attached map details the restrictions and specific authorizations in effect. For further information please call 1-204-848-7275.
* An over-snow vehicle means a vehicle that is designed to be driven by means other than muscular power, runs on tracks or skis, and operates on snow or ice. All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) with tracks are not permitted.
Your co-operation is appreciated.