The City of Steinbach is reminding snowmobile enthusiasts of the snowmobile By-law that was put in place to ensure the fun and safety of everyone enjoying the sport.
The City enacted By-law 1564 in order to regulate the operation of snowmobiles within the city limits of Steinbach. This By-law is enforced under the Provincial Off-Road Vehicle Act.
When operating snowmobiles within Steinbach:
- Snowmobiles must be operated with due care and attention, and in consideration for other persons and property.
- Snowmobiles are not permitted to trespass across private property (including the golf course), and are not permitted in City parks, cemeteries, on sidewalks, or boulevards.
- Snowmobiles may be operated within the city on any street for the purpose of taking the most direct route in and out of the city to and from the rider’s place of residence.
- Snowmobiles must be driven as close to the right hand edge of the street as possible and in a single line with other snowmobiles.
- Maximum speed within city limits is 20 km/hr.
- Permitted hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Snowmobile operators are not permitted to cross Provincial Trunk Highways within the urban area of the city, as follows:
- PTH 12 between Penfeld Drive (north) and Madison Drive (south)
- Main Street
- PTH 52 between Hespeler Street (east) and Industrial Road (west)
Please respect all signs placed by SnoMan along the designated trails. Questions regarding the Snowmobile By-law may be directed to the City of Steinbach’s Community Services Officer at 204-346-6561. Complaints regarding Snowmobile By-law offenders may be directed to the Steinbach RCMP at 204-326-1234.