Snowmobiles and Roads – What you need to know


The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the public of the following motorized snowmobile laws pertaining to travel on the local roadways.

To drive a snowmobile on municipal roadways the driver must be 16 years of age and must possess a valid driver’s license or a motorized snowmobile permit. Although youth may obtain the motorized snowmobile permit at the age of 12 years they are not permitted on the roads until they are 16 years of age.

The second reminder pertains to the speed limit for motorized snowmobiles on the local roadways. While the speed limit for motor vehicles is 50 km/hr, the limit is only 20 km/hr for snowmobiles.

Remember snowmobile drivers, sidewalks are for pedestrians. The City of Elliot Lake by-law states “no person shall drive a motorized vehicle or motorized snow vehicle along a sidewalk“.

The East Algoma OPP Detachment Commander Inspector Yves Forget shares “Snowmobile riding is a great way to enjoy the winter months. Being aware of and following the rules will ensure that your family will have a safe and happy ride.”


  1. I wouldn’t worry about this, hard to drive on roads the city pours the salt and graders to , elimates snowmobilers from even getting to the groom trails , but they need to get their budget I guess……

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