Trail Conditions
Trail Permits
(06:00 AM, Nov 23, 2017)

       The Trail permits are available now at Service NB and 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 your convenience our members and anyone in Nova Scotia you can pick up your permit at in Dartmouth. For our members and anyone in Prince Edward Island you can pick up your permit at in Charletown beginning on Nov 28th. For all other out of province members or want to be members you can use the application form mailed to you or download the form in the “permits” section of our web site (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.

Annual General Meeting
(07:00 AM, Nov 21, 2017)

Please attehd Club #1 Annual General Meeting Thursday Nov. 23 7PM at the Atlantic Host.

Would you like to sponsor a business sign at our Snowmobile Lodge
(11:00 AM, Nov 15, 2017)

It is that time of year again: We are in the process of sending out our invoices to all our sponsors of business signs at our Snowmobile Lodge. If any more businesses are interested in purchasing a business sign at our lodge then you can follow these steps .
      The Nepisiguit Sports Lodge Snowmobile club is responsible for 400 Km of Groomed trails in the Bathurst region. We run two Lamtrac groomers and run these units for 1500 to 2200 hours in a season. With the trail system we have it is near impossible to run this equipment with the expenses they incur on Trail permits alone.    We would be proud to count on you as a sponsor of a small bill-board on which we can display your advertisement for your business at our lodge. 
       We would require from you a bill-board with exact dimensions 12” X 24” at your cost. We can help you in that regard as we have a local business that can do it for $30.00 or you can get it done yourself. Your email, contact person & mailing address is also required. Besides having your sign at the lodge we also give your business the Bronze Level advertising on our website. You can also check our different levels of advertising on our website by checking or “Sponsors” page.
       From this point on we will then invoice you for a yearly fee of $100.00 + HST.

                                   Don Kenny: Advertising Director 548-8241

                                   Marc Hannan: Co-Advertising Director 544 5445

                                   Richard Dobson: President Nepisiguit Sports Lodge


Treasure of Pictures from The Atlantic Host
(11:00 AM, Nov 10, 2017)

     Was up to the Host for breakfast on Wednesday and ran into Keith. He invited me into his office to show me a treasure of old pictures and newspaper clippings from the early 80’s. Needless to say I was very impressed and asked him for the pictures for scanning thinking that it would be great to show where snowmobiling took off from a tourism point of view. Keith was a huge proponent of getting snowmobiling tourism as we know it today as a huge tourism product of Bathurst and indeed New Brunswick with his new hotel built in the 70’s then known as the Atlantic Host Motor Inn. He was one of few that recognized the future of the sport in New Brunswick and made Bathurst the virtual hub of the sport as we now know it. It is another reason why he was inducted to the Wall of Fame for snowmobiling in New Brunswick.
     Yes I would have to say that Keith was the primary reason that the snowmobiling tourism took off here in New Brunswick with Bathurst being the focal point of that industry. Keith attracted people as far away as Nebraska in those infant years and had a snowmobile rental business (East Coast Tours) with all Moto-Ski sleds at which time Darryl Stothart had that franchise. There was a modest trail system that ran all the way south and north east. The trail running through the Host establishment was known as Trail 52 back then which ran from Sackville up through Bathurst and hugged the Bay of Chaleur coast right through to Campbellton. In the news clip below is an article from the Miramichi in 1982. Some of it is missing, but you can get the jist of it. It was touted as the Snow White run which would start in Bathurst and end in Shediac. It was just another innovative venture to highlight that snowmobiling was growing to be a sport that had conceivably have no boundaries (providing you had snow of course). 
    We have a segment on our first page of this web site that gives some of the history of the sport from its infancy here in Bathurst. (Just scroll down as far as you can go on the “Trail Conditions” page. It is not quite completed yet but it will give you an insight on how our trail system started here in Bathurst. 

New Hats for Sale at Nepisiguit Club #1
(08:00 AM, Nov 6, 2017)

       At the end of last season went out on a mission to procure club hats. These will be on sale in the coming season at the Nepisiguit Snowmobile Club's Lodge. We are now looking at purchasing shirts for the club.
We have them in three different colors, thinking that one color may be more predominent than the other. SEE PICS

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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.

Maps / Weather / Location

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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