All trail users, families and outdoor enthusiasts alike are welcome to enjoy our trails during snowmobile season! Please remember:

  • Only use automobiles on City trails if the trail was developed, designated and approved for such a purpose;
  • Do not make ruts or displace vegetation from its place of growth; and
  • ATV operations on city trails and open spaces are restricted from November 1 to March 31.

Download the City of Whitehorse Snowmobile Brochure and 2022 MMU Trail Map

Environmentally Sensitive Areas are outlined on page 4.

The City of Whitehorse Snowmobile Bylaw requires snowmobile operators to obtain a Safe Snowmobiler Card. Getting your card is fast and easy! Complete the Safe Snowmobile Card test online.

If you have any questions about the current Snowmobile Bylaw, please contact us at [email protected].

If an offence is observed, please contact the trouble line at 667-2111 or email [email protected].

Snowmobile operators must be at least 16 years old and have a Safe Snowmobiler Card, driver’s licence, insurance and registration. To obtain your official City of Whitehorse Safe Snowmobiler Card, take the online test at

Get the card today – the test is quick and easy!

  • Narrated, illustrated and interactive.
  • Visual chapter quizzes help you learn.
  • Convenient home study.
  • $34.95 + GST.
  • Once you’ve passed the online certification exam you will be able to print your temporary Safe Snowmobiler Card and go snowmobiling right away!

Certain areas within city limits have been identified as environmentally-sensitive. Snowmobilers are prohibited from riding in these areas. Learn where these areas are in order to reduce your impact on our environment and avoid fines. Click here to download the City of Whitehorse Snowmobile Brochure and 2015 MMU Trail Map. We encourage snowmobilers to operate on the Motorized Multi-Use Trail network.

Additional excluded areas for snowmobilers:

  • boulevards
  • campgrounds
  • cemeteries
  • areas designated as environmentally-sensitive
  • Downtown
  • the Millennium Trail
  • playgrounds
  • restricted roadways
  • school playgrounds
  • ski trails
  • open water

Be a respectful rider and Gear Down in Town. When travelling to the trails within city limits, the Snowmobile Bylaw requires riders to travel respectfully and slowly on trails – especially those close to residential areas. Fines are expensive. Save your money and respect your neighbours.

 Operating rules: 

  • On the roadway the maximum speed is 30 km/hr
  • When operators are travelling on the roadway, it must only be for the purpose of travelling to a permitted area and must be the most direct route.
  • Outside the roadway, maximum speed is 50 km/hr unless posted otherwise.
  • When approaching or passing a pedestrian, skier or dog, snowmobiles operators must reduce their speed to 15 km/hr.
  • When on designated trails snowmobilers are required to follow the posted speed limit.

There are many excellent motorized snowmobile trails within city limits. In order for everyone to enjoy them safely there are regulations that must be followed as laid out in the Snowmobile Bylaw 2012-01.

Requirements to operate a snowmobile in Whitehorse:

  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • Safe Snowmobile Card
  • Valid Public Liability Insurance
  • Valid snowmobile registration (licence plate must be mounted on snowmobile and be visible)
  • Wear an approved snowmobile helmet