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Gros Morne National Park of Canada

Conditions of Resident Snowmobile Operator’s Permit

  1. This permit is valid only during the period specified on the permit.
  2. The Superintendent may vary the dates for snowmobiling due to snow conditions.
  3. Any contravention of a condition of the permit constitutes an offence under subsection 24(3) of the Canada National Parks Act. Failure to comply with the Act, the applicable park regulations or the conditions of the permit will constitute grounds to suspend or revoke the permit and/or may be grounds for prosecution under the Canada National Parks Act.
  4. The permit holder shall carry the permit when snowmobiling in the park.
  5. The permit holder shall, on request by the Superintendent, a Park Warden, an enforcement officer, or a peace officer, immediately produce for examination the permit and proof of registration and must allow for a mechanical inspection to ensure the snowmobile is equipped as required by the laws of the province.
  6. The following areas of Gros Morne National Park of Canada are Snowmobile Exclusion Areas and are closed to snowmobiles:
    • Heather Pond, with the exception of a route across the southern end of the pond;
    • Big Level, with the exception of a route through Grassy Brook to Bullet Pond to Two Rock Pond to Big Island Pond via valleys;
    • the Tablelands with the exception of a route on and off the southeastern end;
    • Killdevil Mountain;
    • the southern frontal slope of Western Brook Pond;
    • St. Paul’s Inlet salt marsh;
    • Lower Head, Shallow Bay;
    • Stearin Island;
    • Burridges Gulch, Clifty Pond;
    • Gros Morne Mountain, Crow Gulch, and Big Hill.
  7. The permit holder will not operate a snowmobile on a marked and/or a maintained ski trail.
  8. The permit holder will not engage in the activity known as “highmarking” or “hammerheading.”
  9. The permit is valid only in Gros Morne National Park of Canada.
  10. The permit holder shall remove from the park, all damaged and broken snowmobiles, including any parts and sleds.
  11. The permit holder shall be responsible for all expenses incurred by the Superintendent in removing and disposing of snowmobiles, parts, and sleds if the permit holder fails to comply with condition 10 of the permit.
  12. The permit holder will not refuel a snowmobile within 30 m of a waterbody.
  13. The permit holder will not operate a snowmobile over open water.

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