Town of Minnedosa Snowmobile Operators Rules & Regulations

Sno-Hawks-Map_SMALLPlease note that in accordance with the provisions of the Town’s Snowmobile Control By-law, operators are required to:

  • Have a valid driver’s license at all times.
  • Be in possession of the current Manitoba Snowmobile Registration.
  • Use designated routes as much as possible and when this is not possible the snowmobile shall be operated in such a manner as to not cause a nuisance to other people and private property.
  • Drive with care and caution and operate the snowmobile under the 30 kilometers per hour speed limit within Town limits.
  • To operate the snowmobile on a roadway or shoulder on the right hand edge of the roadway and drive in a single lane.
  • Operate the snowmobile between the hours of 7:00am to 12:00 midnight.
  • Not to contravene any provision of the Off-Road Vehicle Act or of the Town’s Snowmobile Control By-law. Said contraventions may result in a fine being levied against the operator.
  • If you are a non-resident of the Town of Minnedosa; use the approved designated routes or be accompanied by an operator of a snowmobile who resides within the Town limits.

Thank you. We do hope that you will enjoy a pleasant and safe riding experience and if you are a visitor to our community. We welcome you and hope that you will enjoy your stay with us.

Notice to all Snowmobilers

The lake at the junction of #10 and #16 Hwy at the Rest Stop (Antons Lake) is being aerated over the winter months. Large areas of the lake will have open water.
We are requesting that all snowmobilers Avoid Crossing This Lake.

Groomed Rural Trail Systems

There is an out-of-town groomed trail system which is part of more than 12,000 kms of designated Snoman (Snowmobilers of Manitoba) trails in the province. The Valley Snow Hawks club donates money to neighbouring clubs that bring their groomers into Minnedosa.

By law, anyone wishing to use these designated Snoman trails must have a valid Snopass. Any operator caught on these trails without a Snopass will face a fine. Snopasses are now available from any Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) agent for $125.00 or you can purchase a seven-day Snopass for $60.50.

Valley Snow Hawks annual membership passes are $20 per person, or $45 for a family of three or more. Members receive information on the club as well as email updates. To contact email

Snowmobilers are urged to ride safely and check the website for trail conditions prior to departure to ensure trails are open. Most of all enjoy, the sport of snowmobiling as it is fun and exciting for everyone involved.