Trail Conditions
Trail Permit Reminder
(06:00 AM, Nov 10, 2019)

    Daytime temperatures will hover around zero degrees while nighttime temps will approach -8 for the most of this week here in Bathurst with a mix of light rain and snow. This will help start a base for the upcoming season, but this could be a little early to start forecasting what is inevitably to come. We just hope that we can keep this for the start-up on Dec 15th, which leads us to a reminder for picking up your Trail Permit. 
       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 our members in Nova Scotia you can pick up your permit at at their location; 399 Cutler Ave in Dartmouth or at the Petro Canda Station in West Pubnico; also from PEI you can pick them up at Toymaster in Winslow . 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. 

(07:00 AM, Nov 1, 2019)

Nov 1, Club #1
      Club Business Sponsors: First we want to thank all of our business sponsors for all the help that you give to our snowmobile club. Without your continuous support, whether it be financially or with other donations, we could not survive with the expenses incurred with trail grooming.
      The Nepisiguit Sports Lodge Snowmobile club is responsible for 300 Km of Groomed trails in the Bathurst region. We run two Lamtrac groomers and run these units for 1800 to 2500 hours in a season. With the trail system and heavy traffic 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. From this point on we will then invoice you for a yearly fee of $100.00 + HST. 
      You can also check our different levels of advertising on our website by checking or “Sponsors” page below. 
Our Sponsors are key to our organization. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please Contact us. 
Please Note:  To all those who have sponsored signs at the Nepisiguit Lodge your invoices for the 19/20 season will be either mailed or emailed by November 28th. 

Red Pine Shelter Wood
(06:00 AM, Oct 30, 2019)

Tyler Mullin writes: "A big thank you to Jason Roy and all else involved in adding wood to Red Pine Shelter on Trail 23!! Looks like great wood. The rest of what's needed will be looked after on Saturday November 9th."
Tyler will look for volunteers at that point. 

Red Brook Shelter in Place
(06:00 AM, Oct 27, 2019)

HUGE day today! Saturday
      With a lot of help, we got the new shelter in place and completely usable (except for the lighting, which will be brought up after December 15th.) 
      The Help:    Joel Cormier, Kris Boucher, Tyler Frigault, Scott Mullin, Andrew Carroll, Ron Scott, Myself (Tyler Mullin). Front row: Blair Boucher, Daniel Roy. Along with others successfully hauled, blocked up, and leveled the shelter, installed the chimney and stove pipe, built a fantastic front porch and new stairs, fixed the wood shed, and relocated the current outhouse closer to the shelter. 
      We had the first fire of the new Red Brook Shelter to unwind after a big day of work, and had a lot of great laughs. 
      This building, and all the time put in by so many volunteers is really something to be proud of and it really shows that our community is one of the best. 
     With all the donations of material, money, and time, there is no doubt that people will be impressed when they visit our newest snowmobile shelter.
      It's a great incentive to continue improving our system having a result like we do. If everyone does their part in maintaining what we have, things will only continue to get better!!
Tyler Mullin   Shelter Director

More News
(06:00 AM, Oct 17, 2019)

Thurs, Oct 17th, Club #1      We had great reaction over the news of our Trail 501 into the city with over 7200 people reacting to that announcement. It is obviously a great addition to the trail system into the city, which at times more access to rooms and services were in great need. There is a lot going on with the club and we’re pushing forward with our agenda. You can also access our 2020 events on our website as well. Don’t forget our AGM for club #1 on Oct 24th at the Atlantic Host. We are aiming for a good turnout. Please attend. 
     We have the permits in the mail for our friend in PEI and Nova Scotia. They should be available for easy pick up at the end of this week or early next week in Winslow, PEI at Toymaster and in Dartmouth, NS at Full Throttle Power Sports as well as West Pubnico a the Petro Canada Service Center. The permits at Full Throttle were couriered down so they should have them now. The trail permits are also available for out of province members at SNB and also through our mail in application form on our web site under "Permits" step #2 on “Permit Information”. 

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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.

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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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