DRIVING A SNOWMOBILE IN QUEBEC
You must be at least 21 years old and be in possession of your driver’s license. This must be presented at the signing of the lease of the snowmobile. The driver must be in possession of his driving license at all times.
The permit is mandatory to use a public road under the conditions provided for in the Law, the driver of a snowmobile must hold a valid permit authorizing the driving of a road vehicle.
Snowmobiling is a sport that is growing in popularity. Currently, there are more than 700,000 snowmobiles registered in Canada and more than 161,000 km of snowmobile trails.
During a hike, make sure you have the certificate of registration of the snowmobile, a certificate of liability insurance, a document attesting the age of the driver and, where applicable, the certificate of aptitude or the driving license.
In snowmobiles, wearing a helmet with a visor or glasses is mandatory.
Remember that it is forbidden to ride a snowmobile within 30 meters of a dwelling.
It is strictly forbidden to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The participant is required to respect the speed limits indicated on the trails.
Fines ranging from $100 to $1,000 may be imposed by trail control officers or peace officers if you fail to comply with the safety rules or violate the provisions of the Law. For information, a ticket for speeding can be worth a fine ranging from $250 to $500.
IN CASE OF IMPROPER DRIVING
Each participant acknowledges that the snowmobile practice may present certain risks that he undertakes to ensure personally, having, by his registration, judged himself of his ability to make this trip. Each participant must strictly comply with the advice and instructions given by the guide(s) and apply the various security rules, regulations and formalities in force in Quebec. In the case of a guided tour package, any driving considered imprudent or dangerous or failure to comply with the safety instructions may result in the withdrawal of the vehicle without reimbursement to the customer.
We can not be held responsible for incidents, accidents, bodily injury or property damage that may result from careless personal initiative while driving the snowmobile. In addition, we can not be held responsible for any differences that may exist with the snowmobile rental agent and yourself.
If, we were to bring assistance after an incident (mechanical breakage and trouble are excluded), or because the customer went astray or for any other damage, and that involves moving our share, additional charges will be charged to the client at a rate of CAD $50.00 per hour of travel.