Gros Morne National Park of Canada
Your safety depends on you. Whether snowmobiling in the
front or back country in Gros Morne National Park, snowmobilers need to
know the risks. Up in the hills especially, the terrain can be challenging,
the snow is deep, weather conditions can change suddenly, and there is
limited cell phone coverage. Gros Morne’s backcountry is not a part of
the provincial groomed trail system. There is a lot that can happen out
there. That is why you need to be completely self-reliant.
- Make sure you are well equipped and ready for any emergency.
- Be prepared to extend your outing should it become necessary.
Never travel alone and always let someone else know your travel plans.
- When travelling over ice, wear a flotation suit and carry ice picks.
Hypothermia and frostbite are real risks, so be sure to dress
appropriately for the weather.
Keep your machine well maintained. It’s safer for you, and better
for the environment. Also, carry extra fuel and a tool kit for emergency
Gros Morne National Park is a wilderness landscape. You require strong
navigation skills with a map, compass, and GPS.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Snowmobile Federation also offers helpful
safety advice on their website. Visit:
In case of emergency call the Parks Canada Emergency Dispatch at: