Trail Conditions
Trail Permits for Club #1
(09:00 AM, Sep 17, 2020)

Thursday, Sept 17th, Club #1  
    The NBFSC would like to announce that the 2021 Trail permits will be on sale as of October 13th, 2020 at all Service NB locations. Prices are the same as the 2020 winter season. Trail Permits will not be sold at the Woodstock Office this autumn-winter due to Covid-19 restrictions in place. 

       For our NB members the 2021 trail permits will be available at Service NB and remember for people wanting to sign up for our Club #1, Nepisiguit Sports Lodge Snowmobile Club just make sure you designate Club #1 on your permit. We urge the slogan “Buy Where You Ride”. 
        For our members from Nova Scotia & PEI on Oct 25 or later you can pick up your permits at at their location; 399 Cutler Ave in Dartmouth plus and also in the Yarmouth area at the Petro Canada Service Center in West Pubnico; also from PEI you can pick them up at Toymaster in Winslow .         OR for all other out of province members or want to be members you can use the application form mailed to you (in progress) or download the form in the “permits” section of our web site on line 2. (save $15; the mailing fee by doing so with our club). Substantial savings for everyone by signing up before the “Early Bird Date” of Dec 15. 

Club #1 Fund Raising
(03:00 PM, Aug 25, 2020)

Tuesday, Aug 25th, Club #1  
       Given our current state with the Corona Virus this surely is going to be a difference maker in the operations of Nepisiguit Sports Lodge Snowmobile Club #1. We can’t sit idly by and wait until it is too late to take action, so the executive is being pro active in preparing for the coming season. 
       With the huge amount of grooming we do each year we have relied on fund raisers to subsidize our grooming and trail maintenance costs. We groom well over 2,000 hours each year, which is the highest by far in the province. These fundraisers were in the form of our famous Wednesday Night Suppers, two other events such as the Famous Danny Burger Run & our Wings & Mussels Fest and lastly our lodge Sponsored Signage & Web Site Ads. These events bring in a total of $45,000.00. 
     SO, we had an exec meeting this morning regarding fund raising for the upcoming season. We have an initial plan laid out with some refinements required. We would like you to stay tuned on what is coming.       

Update for Club #1
(07:00 PM, Aug 23, 2020)

Sunday, Aug 23rd, Club #1         We are in the midst of trail brushing and bridge repair. Ron had the bush hog up on Trail 22 on the 44 road out towards highway 180. We had some bridge repair done on two different sites on Trail 19. There is also signage to be looked at throughout the system, which for the most part is an ongoing thing. 
     We had a significant uptick in our membership numbers with a good number from Nova Scotia and PEI. The list has been reconciled and will be posted on the lodge bulletin board for the upcoming season. 
      The executive will be looking at the upcoming season with respect to the existing problem that Cov 19 will present this coming season. As things stand right now, all we can say is that there will probably be some significant changes in our operation, especially in regards to fund raising. We shall see???. 

Trail Inspections
(07:00 AM, Jul 16, 2020)

Thursday, July 16th, Club #1  
     We started a few trail checks on Wed Jul 15. It was mainly investigating bridges and culvert washouts. In the coming months we’ll be looking at repairs to water crossings and of course trail brushing, signage and Shelters. 
    We are not looking at installing the shelter at Popple Depot his coming winter due to the fact that Governors will be open and the shelter was too close to that facility. 

Travel Within the Atlantic Provinces
(03:00 PM, Jun 25, 2020)

     The four Atlantic provinces have agreed to open their borders to each other on July 3, the Council of Atlantic Premiers announced Wednesday in a news release.
      The agreement means travellers within the Atlantic provinces will not be required to self-isolate after crossing the borders. However, public health and proof of residency screening — showing a driver's licence or health card — will be maintained at points entry to all Atlantic provinces.
     Visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must adhere to the local entry requirements in place in each of the four jurisdictions. Other Canadian visitors to the three Maritime provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days may travel within the Maritime region, but not to Newfoundland and Labrador, said P.E.I. Premier Dennis King.
     Canada has dropped their avg case from over 1000 cases/day from just over a month ago to 350 cases/day in the last week. Also deaths went from over 100 to just over 30 in the same period. 

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Nepisiguit snowmobile club #1

The Nepisiguit Snowmobile Club is located just south of Bathurst in the community of Nepisiguit Falls overlooking the Nepisiguit River.

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The club has two Lamtrac LTR 5200 Quad trail groomers

We take pride in ourselves to offer one of the most friendly atmospheres in the system and tourists just love the product that our club puts out.


The lodge is conveniently located at the junction of trail 23 and 52.

Location Details


For any part of the New Brunswick's Trail sytem at a nominal charge.

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Nepisiguit Club #1

The Nepisiguit Snowmobile  club #1, which is the oldest snowmobile club in the province, has the largest membership in New Brunswick with 949 registered last season (826 for 15/16),  (849 for 14/15), (794 for 13/14), (809 for 12/14), (765 for 11/12), (579 for 07/08) with a strong Nova Scotia and PEI contingent and maintains a trail system about 400 Kilometers in length. The club started in 69/70 with one small groomer with membership fees of $10 and groomed  about 175 Km in the area between Brunswick Mines (Old Theriault Rd), Highway 430 (Nine Mile East Rd), and the now Caribou Mines.

Trails were designated and signed by such names as Caribou, Bear, Fox, Rabbit and Beaver. Log shelters were built along the trails and were also designated with animal names. One unique feature at the beginning was that all traffic was in one direction. It made for safer trails as the drags were only so wide. The trails were made in a series of 5 loops and one could vary their trip in any combination of loops as they so wished. We only use a small percentage of these trails today in our present system< namely: Nine Mile East, Nine Mile North, Rio, and the Forty Four. As time progressed  the trails expanded closer to Nepisiguit Falls where the Bathurst Fish and Game Ass. had built a lodge which is currently the Nepisiguit Sports Lodge. Then it progressed into Bathurst to the Atlantic Host Motor Inn.  Then the trail system blew up into the Chaleur area ( we were all one club back then) and down to the Miramichi to the Belfont area where there was a thriving club house.

Of course everything was dependent on the volunteer. Some of the founders were Howard Doucet , Bud Kenny, John Labonville  and there were a few more, plus loads of volunteers.  

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Nepisiguit snowmobile club #1

Why choose us


Professional Employees

Our club employs 7-10 employees each winter in order to provide a level of service that can meet the expectations of our members and guests...


Flexible Membership

Over the years the annual membership has kept pace in the Bathurst area because of the support of the out of town snowmobilers. ...

Our Trails

Excellent Trail

Deep snowfalls are carved some of the best snowmobile trails you will find anywhere. The trail leading from Bathurst to the Apalachian Range ...

Bathurst Trails - Nepisiquit Sports Lodge

The Nepisiguit Snowmobile Club is located just south of Bathurst in the community of Nepisiguit Falls overlooking the Nepisiguit River.


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