A Designated Trails System

New regulations have been approved to allow recreational snowmobilers to enjoy designated trails on Crown land.

The Department of Natural Resources has mandated the Snowmobilers Association of Nova Scotia (SANS) to sell permits to ride on designated snow vehicle trails throughout the province. All designated trails will be signed with official signs.

Off-highway Vehicle Designated Trail (snow vehicles) Locations

map Central NS Eastern NS Cape Breton Western NS

Designated trails for the 2013-2014 season are the same as those that were designated for the previous season. The maps provided below are current for the 2013-14 season.

  1. Western Nova Scotia (5.9 mb pdf)
  2. Central Nova Scotia (6.5 mb pdf)
  3. Eastern Nova Scotia (6.4 mb pdf)
  4. Cape Breton Island (3.6 mb pdf)


In order to legally use a designated trail, snowmobilers must purchase a Trail Permit from SANS to affix to their snow vehicles.

For more information on how to purchase a permit or for detailed maps of showing other SANS trail information contact SANS through their website. http://www.snowmobilersns.com/