Snow Mobiles and the Trans Canada Trail


Residents have expressed concerns regarding the use of motorized vehicles on the Trans Canada Trail.  Please note that motorized vehicles including snow mobiles are not allowed on the Trail between Terry Fox Drive to West Ridge Drive. 

Please be aware that it is illegal to drive any motorized vehicle including snowmobiles, pocket motorcycles and ATV’s on the Trail. Many residents use this beautiful trail as a walking path so not only does using a motorized vehicle here pose an extreme safety issue with the vehicles themselves, it also poses danger to civilians and can cause damage to the walking path.

Riders should also please be cognizant of posted speed limits along the trail as this is a shared use pathway for cross-country skiers, snow-shoers, and walkers to all enjoy safely. Riders should slow down when passing and make sure they leave a safe distance.

If you witness anyone driving a motorized vehicle on the Trans Canada Trail, please do not hesitate to contact Ottawa Police at 613-236-1222 ext. 7300 immediately.  If you can note any details such as make/colour/license plate of the machine this will help Police. You can now also contact Ottawa Police through their online form available by clicking here. Also, please ensure you inform my office about any incident of concern.