Seasonal Snowmobile Trail Permit Info

OFSC Permits

Ontario Snowmobile Trail Permits are available online, providing you with enhanced security, flexibility and convenience. When you purchase your permits please make sure you specify the club where you ride the most… hopefully it’s West Carleton Snowmobile Trails Association!

For permit pricing and OFSC gift cards, please visit

Permit Placement & Additional Information

  • The Trail Permit is valid only when permanently affixed to the bottom edge of the centre of the windshield, or on top and to the left of centre of the engine cowling as close as possible to the centre of the windshield, without obscuring or being obscured by the registration number required to be displayed on the vehicle.
  • OFSC Trail Permits are valid only in the province of Ontario and may be used to access any open or limited Prescribed Trails operated by the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs unless otherwise specified.

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.

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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.


Buy your permit on or before Nov. 1 and save!

Buy your permit on or before Nov. 1 and save!

Time is running our to get your OFSC trail permit at pre-season prices. Save $80 off your 2019 Ontario Seasonal Snowmobile Trail permit when you purchase your permit online on or before November 1st. Buy early and save your hard earned cash!

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AGM Tuesday October 2, 2018


The WCSTA Annual General Meeting is Tuesday October 2, at 7:00 PM at the Kinburn Community Centre.

We will be holding elections for two new Board Members.

As Scott Hamilton is stepping down for a much deserved break, we will be seeking a new President. Also, we really need a new Social Director. Some other positions may change also.

If you are interested in putting your name forward for a Board Position, please let Douglas Vandervelde know prior to the meeting so we can get your name on the voting roster. Email to reach Doug.

We hope to see a good crowd on Tuesday. Hope to see you all at the meeting.

NOTE: Doug will also have Sled Raffle Tickets at this meeting. This is your last chance to help us sell the last few remaining tickets.

Some trails opened to limited!

snowmobile trail grooming first pass on open field

We are happy to announce that some WCSTAI trails have opened back up to ‘Limited’ status. There are still a few areas that we cannot open just yet, but please check the Interactive Trail Guide (ITG) regularly to see which ones we can ride on. It’s been a long wait, and we will hope for a season that runs late this year.

As always, PLEASE RESPECT TRAIL OPEN/CLOSED status as posted on the ITG. It’s been a frustrating season for all of us, and the last thing we need is closed trails due to riders ignoring trail status.

Happy and safe sledding everyone!

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

Trail Patrol Course – Wed. Jan. 10th

Trail Patrol Course - Wed. Jan. 10th

OFSC Trail Patrol - there for you image

Trail Patrol Course – Wed. Jan. 10th

We are going to be training new Trail Patrol (trail wardens) on Wednesday January 10th from 7 to 9pm at Kinburn Community Centre.

Trail Patrol are on trail ambassadors for snowmobiling. We are there to promote a safe snowmobile experience for everyone, give valuable information to fellow sledders and promote our sport.

I should add this is also to get an update on your current training. We are moving to a district wide Trail Patrol not just by club. Come out to here about he changed as well. all good stuff.

Please email to sign up or get more information.

The course is under two hours.

Thank you,
Scott Hamilton