To stay safe when driving a snowmobile or an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), it is important to:
Snowmobile and ATV trails are located outside urban centers, where it is difficult or impossible to connect to mobile networks.
Some basic precautionary measures can make all the difference for safety in remote locations, for example, by:
The ministère de la Sécurité publique launched an awareness campaign under the theme “In the wild, your safety is your responsibility”. For more information on this campaign, refer to the ministère de la Sécurité publique’s website, on the page
Services d’urgence en milieu isolé (emergency services in isolated areas) [page in French only, with downloadable content in English].
Be prepared and pack a basic survival kit, which may include:
The ministère des Transports is conducting a snowmobile and ATV safety awareness campaign with the slogan “Les prudents en font longtemps”. The goal is to remind users of the rules to comply with when snowmobiling or driving an ATV, and encourage them to adopt safe habits. To this end, the Ministère used various means of communication:
Order the pamphlet
Totally safe outings! (ATV and snowmobile). [The webpage is in French only, but the pamphlet is available in English]
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