Frequently Asked Questions

Rules & Regulations

Does my sled need to be registered?

Yes, per current ORV act, you have to register you snowmobile. Please view details here.

Do I have to pay for trail usage?

Yes. Trail fees are set in line with the provincial standard at $25. The fees are used to pay for all aspects of the business including staffing costs, grooming costs and other general business expenses. Keeping these areas open for riding demands a lot of background work and a lot of money. The trail fees are our main source of income and we could not maintain operations without the continued support from you, our ridership.  Season passes are also available if you plan to make Blue River your main area. More information here.

Where can I learn about mountain caribou etiquette?

Please see our informational section here.

What's a "Section 58"?

Section 58 closures are PERMANENT, YEAR-ROUND closures. At no point may you enter a Section 58 area to snowmobile.

You can find maps, info and further guidelines about all things Section 58 around Blue River, on our resources page here.

Local Services

Can I get my sled repaired locally?

At this point there are no sled repairs or parts available in Blue River.

Can I get rent a sled in town?

At this point there are no sled rentals available in Blue River.

Do I need avalanche gear to ride in the backcountry?

Yes, you should be properly equipped with avalanche safety gear before heading out into the backcountry.

Supplies for back country riding-

  • Avy Pack
  • Beacon
  • Probe
  • Shovel

In addition, it is also recommend you carry:

  • First Aid kit
  • Water
  • Dry snacks
Where do I find food/liquor in town?
  • For Grocery items and liquor:
    • Tilted Bear Liquor (also have a great selection for your grocery needs)
    • Petro Canada: selections of ready made food as well as grocery items
Where can I go to eat in town? Local Restaurants:
  • The Grizzly Shack
  • The Log Inn Pub (Avola)
  • The Grill
What are my options for local accommodations?
  • Glacier Mountain Lodge
  • Suite Blue River AccommodationLog Inn Pub (Avola)
  • Holy Smoke Inn
  • Bone Creek Wilderness
  • Air BNB
  • Sandman Inn