New Brunswick's extensive, managed snowmobile trail system supports a significant winter tourism industry. The entire network is maintained primarily by the volunteers in the 50-member clubs of the NBFSC. It is estimated there are more than 20,000 snowmobile users in New Brunswick, counting residents and visitors. Maintaining the system of trails is dependent on funding from the Trail Permits that all snowmobilers must purchase and display when using NBFSC trails.
In the interest of fairness and sustainability, the Government of New Brunswick introduced a mandatory snowmobile Trail Permit system in 2000-2001. This legislation ensures stable funding for trail upkeep and maintenance. The mandatory system, similar to that of other provinces, is based on a user-pay mechanism and provides economic benefits for the province’s winter tourism and security benefits for trail users.
Types & Prices:
|Seasonal|| $255.00 + HST
(before Dec.15/17 $180 + HST)
|Antique||$55.00 + HST|
|Classic||$100.00 + HST|
(3rd and subsequent)
|$100.00 + HST|
|One-Day||$40.00 - HST included|
|Three-Day||$80.00 - HST included|
|Seven-Day||$125.00 - HST included|
Where to Buy Permits
Ready to Buy your season trail permit?
(Available from October to April)
(A) Visit a local Service New Brunswick Location, or
(B) Use the online form (regular season permits only), or
(D) Print out and mail or fax an application form (PDF)
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▼Available only at Service New Brunswick outlets ▼
Family Trail Permits:
1. Qualification is a minimum of 3 snowmobiles in a family.
2. The first two permits are bought at the seasonal price ($180/$255); third and subsequent permits are $100.00 + HST.
3. Proof of a ‘Family’ qualification is 3 or more current snowmobile registrations all registered to the same address and in the same name.
4. The discount is for qualified families, not businesses or companies.
Antique Snowmobile Trail Permits:
1. Definition is snowmobiles 20-years and older, 1998 and older.
2. Proof for an ‘Antique’ qualification is the current snowmobile registration for each antique snowmobile.
Classic Snowmobile Trail Permits:
1. Definition is snowmobiles between 10 and 20 years old, 1999 - 2008.
2. Proof for a ‘Classic’ qualification is the current snowmobile registration for each classic snowmobile
Trail Permits FAQ’s (Click Here)