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British Columbia Snowmobile Laws and Regulations

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

British Columbia safety education card Accepted in all Provinces

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.

Elsewhere

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.

Most states and provinces that have mandatory education requirements will accept the Snowmobile Safety Education Certificate. (This is known as “reciprocity.”) If you plan to operate in another state or province, make sure you check their reciprocity laws before doing so.

We’re people, not robots.

Your Snowmobile Ed course comes with a dedicated customer service team made up of real people, not robots. We’re here to provide assistance to you through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

We’re available to help you:

9:00am to Midnight EST, seven days a week.
1-800-830-2268 (toll free)