Permit Information

Please see below for permit information.

To all snowmobile members and potential members of Nepisiguit Sports Lodge.

 When filling out the application form please indicate the club that you want to belong to. In our case it would be CLUB #1, Nepisiguit Sports Lodge, Bathurst. It is very important that you pick a club in the area that you most frequently do your snowmobiling, because some of the revenue generated through your trail permit goes directly to that club. In other words "buy where you ride".

For our New Brunswick Members

Register at any Service New Brunswick office or register on line at Service New Brunswick, make sure you're registered under Club #1.

For all Out Of Province Members

For these members, including the United States you can sign up in any of following ways:

  1.  Online through the Service New Brunswick - $15.00 service fee.
  2.  Download our form Non NB resident Permit Application 2020-21 and follow instructions on form.  If you use this form, make cheque payable to Nepisiguit Sports Lodge Inc. - No service fee. This form is only used prior to the Dec 15th date only. Once this date has passed, go to step 4 below.
  3.  Before Dec 16th: For our Nova Scotia members or anyone in the Halifax / Dartmouth area or if you want to travel to Dartmouth at Full Throttle Power Sports. We have our trail permits there for Club #1. For our PEI members or anyone in that province if you want to travel to Charletown at Toymaster. We have our trail permits there for Club #1.
    4.  After Dec 15th upon arrival in Bathurst you are able to obtain a permit at the Atlantic Host, at our clubhouse the Nepisiguit Sports Lodge, or at Rogers Lake Lodge. Don’t forget to register with CLUB #1.

For all Day Permits Only

Day permit (see types and costs below) can be purchased upon arrival in Bathurst at the following locations for our Club #1.

  • Atlantic Host Hotel (best location before hitting the trails)
  • Nepisiguit Sports Lodge (on Trail 23, 48 Km south of Bathurst)
    Rogers Lake Lodge (on Trail 23, Highway 430)

These Day Permits give you the privilege of riding on all NBFSC trails and can be purchased only at the club level by anyone regardless of their residence. These should be available from any of the 51 clubs at their specified locations or trail check points. We can't mail these types of permits out.

* All prices are in CDN $

Type Price
Annual Trail Permit
$265.00 + HST
('early bird' price of $185.00 plus 15% tax
if purchased on or before Dec. 15th)

One Day Trail Permit
$40.00 - HST included
Three Day Trail Permit
$80.00 - HST included
Seven Day Trail Permit
$125.00 - HST included
Family Trail Permits
$105.00 + HST
Antique Snowmobile Trail Permit
$60.00 + HST
Classic Snowmobile Trail Permit
$105.00 + HST
Late Season Trail Permit
$185.00 + HST
Replacement Trail Sticker. Call your club president with Pink Copy, Sticker and Sticker #
$20.00 - No HST

Family Trail Permits:

  1. Qualification is a minimum of 3 snowmobiles in a family.
  2. Multiple ‘Family’ Trail Permits must all be purchased at the same time.
  3. The first two permits are bought at the regular price, third and subsequent permits will be $105.00 + HST.
  4. Proof of a ‘Family’ qualification is 3 or more current snowmobile registrations all registered to the same address and in the same name.
  5. The discount is for qualified families, not businesses or companies.

Antique Snowmobile Trail Permits:

  1. Definition is snowmobiles 20-years and older, 2001 and older.
  2. Proof for an ‘Antique’ qualification is the current snowmobile registration for each antique snowmobile. Available at SNB only with proof of registration.

Classic Snowmobile Trail Permits:

  1. Definition is snowmobiles between 10 and 20 years old, 2002 to 2011.
  2. Proof for a ‘Classic’ qualification is the current snowmobile registration for each classic snowmobile. Available at SNB only with proof of registration.

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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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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