Snowmobiles

Did you know . . . There are designated routes to operate snowmobiles in the Town of Athabasca.  Failure to obey the routes could result in $200 and $400 fines.

Network of in-town routes available to snowmobilers

There are designated routes to operate snowmobiles in the Town of Athabasca. Failure to obey the routes could result in $200 and $400 fines.

Recognizing the need for snowmobilers to access certain services in the community, the Town, in co-operation with the Athabasca River Runners snowmobile club, has approved a network of convenient routes for snowmobile enthusiasts. Route maps are available from the Town office, from ARR members and from select businesses in the community.

The approved snowmobile route allows operators to enter the town at specific points from each direction and gain access to downtown services via the Athabasca Riverfront. From the riverfront, the three back lanes between 49 St. and 52 St. can be used to access downtown businesses and services.

To avoid error and confusion, please check the route map before attempting to navigate a snowmobile through any area within town limits. Always operate your machine with due caution and consideration for pedestrians and other types of vehicles.

Fines can be avoided

Avoid fines by sticking to the routes and having your papers in order.

Failure to obey the designated route will result in a $200 fine for the first offence and a $400 fine for the second offence.

Operators should always have their driver’s license and registration handy.

The fine for having no insurance is $2,875.

Snowmobilers are encouraged to always obey the instructions of a police officer.

For more information about the snowmobile routes in Athabasca or about the Athabasca River Runners, contact Dave Bilsky, club president, at 675-3229.

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