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British Columbia Snowmobile Laws and Regulations

Passing this Snowmobile safety course will complete your online safety education for British Columbia.

Do you need British Columbia Snowmobile education?

British Columbia does not require a course. There is no minimum age requirement to operate a snowmobile on Crown Land. For persons at least 16 years old, other requirements may apply.

There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.


Snowmobile education is currently required in several U.S. states and Canadian provinces.

Is the British Columbia Snowmobile Licence the same as the permanent Snowmobile Safety Education Certificate?

The permanent Snowmobile Safety Education Certificate is proof that you have successfully completed a British Columbia Snowmobile Federation‐approved snowmobiling safety course. Because the Snowmobile Safety Education Certificate does not expire and does not need to be renewed, it is not called the British Columbia Snowmobile Licence.

Why Snowmobile Safety Education Is Important

Snowmobiles have increased the popularity of outdoor winter recreation. More than three million people in the United States and Canada snowmobile each winter, enjoying more than 230,000 miles of groomed public trails.

As trails and recreation areas become more crowded, it’s especially important for people to operate these vehicles safely and responsibly.