Important message from the District 1 of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs about trails status

Message from


January 17 2020


MORRISBURG, Ontario – The sixteen (16) snowmobile clubs in District 1, Upper Canada Snowmobile Region of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs have been working very hard to prepare trails and are on the verge of opening pending the snow storm that is forecast.  We regret that circumstances beyond our control will prevent the whole system from opening at this time.  Approximately 25% of   our most popular trails will have to remain closed due to issues with our land use permission.  We want to warn snowmobilers that routes using abandoned rail lines are particularly affected and there will be closed gates along many of these corridors. 

DO NOT TRESPASS on closed trails and go to to the Interactive Trail Guide (ITG)  to check which trails are available. 

We want to assure our permit holders that we are continuing to seek solutions and if trails become available it will be reflected on the ITG.  Please have patience with our clubs because the volunteers are doing their best to provide trails for the enjoyment of the thousands of snowmobilers who have purchased permits.

Our district office is located in Morrisburg, and looks after administration and fieldwork inquiries for the 16 clubs. We have over 3000 km of marked groomed trails. The clubs in District One sells over 10,000 trail permits annually to families in Eastern Ontario.  The O.F.S.C. mission is dedicated to providing strong leadership and support to its member clubs. It is the members who establish and maintain the quality of our snowmobile trails, which are used in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, for the enjoyment of organized snowmobilers.

John Boals

District Manager

WCSTAI awarded the District 1 – Club of the Year award!

WCSTAI awarded the District 1 - Club of the Year award!
District 1 – Club of the Year award

The West Carleton Snowmobile Trails Association Inc. was awarded the District 1 – Club of the Year award, in large part due to our great volunteer efforts, specifically recognizing all of the work we all have done on both the OVRT and the new Capital Rail Trail. Also noted was our fundraising, including our charitable contribution to the Dunrobin Tornado rebuilding effort.

Way to go West Carleton Sledders!

Landowner Appreciation Evening

Mark Jan 19, 2019 off your calendars for our Annual Landowner Appreciation event to be held at our newest supporter and event trail destination, The Marshes Golf Club in Kanata.

This $40 value is free to our landowners who help make our sport possible. It includes a Roast Beef dinner with dessert and coffee, cash bar and a DJ provided by Quality Entertainment until 1AM… Door prizes and draws…

We encourage you all to Sled or Drive in on Jan 19 in support of our landowners.

Dinner party Tickets $40 to Land Owner Supporters
DJ Entertainment Tickets: $10 from 8:30 PM-1AM.

RSVP Before Jan 9 
Text or call: 613 867-4437

Landowners, if we haven’t contacted you yet please let us know…
See you all there.

Signage Training – CORRECTION: Dec. 4



Who would have thought we would have this much snow stay on the ground this early in the year. I hope it stays until April. I had my first ride but didn’t get out of the yard.

Our Signage Training Course is being presented on December 4, 2018 at 6:00 prior to the regular Board Meeting at the Community Centre in Kinburn. If you haven’t volunteered to help sign some of our trails this is an excellent opportunity to find out what it’s all about!

Don’t forget that OFSC requires that all Trail Coordinators receive Signage Training at least every 3 years. There are a number of new people on the list this year that require training and others that need a refresher course. I hope to see you there.

 Also we have lost a few people this year and are looking for Trail Coordinators for the following sections.

A trail

Arnprior dam to RR29


W11 to Galetta Rd


Cannon Smith to Torbolton Ridge


Torbolton Ridge to Buckrams Bay


CP rail Pakenham to Arnprior


If you have friends who snowmobile and would volunteer to help on one of these sections please let me know.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated by the Board of Directors and enjoyed by our club members. I thank you for your assistance.


Paul McDonald

Don’t forget to opt-in!

Don't forget to opt-in!

There are just a couple more days to save $80 on your 2018-2019 Trail Pass. November 1 at midnight prices go up!

When you are purchasing your permit don’t forget to select “Yes” in the “I consent to the OFSC contacting me” dropdown menu to make sure you receive important OFSC messages as well as any email messages from our club. It’s on the first screen right above the opt-in menus for the Go Snowmobiling Ontario and Supertrax magazines.


Driver Training Course – Sunday December 9



The WCSTA course is now fully booked.

There are other clubs holding courses, which can be found in the events calendar page of the Upper Canada Snowmobile Region website. For other driver training course locations and dates please check the UCSR Calendar


WCSTA will hold a Driver Training Session on Sunday, Dec 9 for those who would like to obtain a snowmobile operators license.

A snowmobile operators license can be obtained for those over 12 years of age who do not have a valid Ontario drivers license. Those people 16 years and older, will be asked to submit a form to verify no Drivers license has already been issued to them.

It will be held at the Kinburn Community Center, starting a 9 am, and running until 4 pm

The course is 6 hours in length, going over snowmobiling safety, followed by a test. Proof of age, for example, by birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport is needed, along with a parents signature of consent for their child’s attendance.

Registration forms will be filled out on day of course. If a parent cannot sign consent on that day, please contact Driver Training  Instructor to arrange filling out registration beforehand.

There is a fee for the course that is set by the province, at $40.00, payable in cash or cheque made out to W.C.S.T.A.I 

Our club will provide pizza lunch for students attending.

Class size is limited to 25 students.

To aid us with the registration process, please complete the pre-registration form below. Once this information is received you will receive a confirmation email within a day or two to verify that your application has been received. Please note that proof of age and parent signature will still be required when you arrive at the driver training.

You may also contact Eric Mesdag at, or phone 613 314 3933 for more info.

    Eyeglasses needed*


    Weather Warning – Trails Closed

    Tree branch with melting snow

    Weather Warning!

    We are closing all the West Carleton trails for Thursday and Friday this week because of warm weather and rain. We want to protect the base and will re open as soon as possible.

    Thanks for your patience. We have a good base that will give us all a good season. Colder weather will follow on the weekend.

    Thank you,
    Scott Hamilton