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BC Snowmobile Federation (BCSF) Guidelines for Snowmobile Trail Signing and Placement in British Columbia

This document provides guidelines for signs on recreational snowmobile trails in British Columbia and is endorsed by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operation and Rural Development (MFLNRORD). It should be seen as a process to improve snowmobile trail development as opposed to a rigid policy statement or requirement.

While there are many good reasons why grooming or trail routing in a particular area is less than optimum every trail operator should make signing a priority. The trail administrator, land owner, rider, local club and organized snowmobiling in general all benefit from good basic signing practices.

The purposes of snowmobile trail signs are to:

  1. Regulate the flow of traffic along the trails,

  2. Inform riders of trail characteristics,

  3. Identify known hazards where possible within given resources and

    volunteer group capacity, and

  4. Provide information necessary to the enjoyment of the trail riding


Uniform snowmobile trail signing will:

  •  Enhance the safety and security of persons, vehicles and property,
  •  Improve travel within and between club areas, and
  • Professionalize and promote recreational snowmobiling.