Ever hear about the National Snowmobilers Keeping Nature Beautiful Code? Let Stu tell you all about it in Gros Morne National Park!
Parks Canada Presents: Snowmobiling in Gros Morne National Park; Responsible Riding and YOU!
All snowmobile operators in Gros Morne National Park are required to have on them at all times a Snowmobile Operators Permit and a valid Park Pass. The only permitted type of snowmobile that can be operated in Gros Morne National Park is that with 2 skis and one track. Please see conditions of permit for details.
If you are planning on operating a snowmobile in Gros Morne National Park and live in any of the following communities you will need a Resident Snowmobile Operator’s Permit: Cow Head, St. Pauls, Sally’s Cove, Rocky Harbour, Norris Point, Glenburnie–Birchy Head–Shoal Brook, Woody Point, or Trout River.
If you are planning on operating a snowmobile in Gros Morne National Park and reside elsewhere, either in Newfoundland and Labrador or outside the province you require a Public/Commercial Snowmobile Operator’s Permit.
Your safety depends on you. Whether snowmobiling in the front or back country in Gros Morne National Park, snowmobilers need to know the risks. The terrain can be challenging, the snow 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. Check out Adventure Smart for the best ways to plan and prepare for your trip. The Newfoundland and Labrador Snowmobile Federation also offers helpful safety advice on the NLSF website.
In case of emergency call the Parks Canada Emergency Dispatch at: 1-877-852-3100
Managing Snowmobiling in a National Park
On behalf of all Canadians Parks Canada manages Gros Morne in a way that strikes a balance between the needs of park users and the health of the park and its wildlife.
Parks Canada, in collaboration with interested stakeholders have developed guidelines for managing snowmobiling in the park. Park staff continue to collaborate with local residents and other stakeholders through initiatives like the Snowmobile Advisory Committee in the management of snowmobiling in Gros Morne.
There are still three main goals they strive to help us achieve:
By following the conditions of your snowmobile permit, you are helping to ensure that the wonders of Gros Morne are protected into the future.
Gros Morne National Park Thanks You!