On February 12 WCSTA held the Ribbon Cutting for the official opening of the bridge over thew Ottawa River joining the West Carleton Snowmobile Trails Association Club and OFSC trails to the Pontiac Snowmobile Drivers Association Club and FCMQ trails with a safe non-ice crossing on the longest snowmobile bridge in the world.  The rehabilitation of the former railway bridge was made possible through a grant from the Investing in Canada’s Infrastructure – Communities, Culture and Recreation Stream.  Present for the event, left to right are:

Peter Asquini – Governor, District 1, Upper Canada Snowmobile Region, OFSC

Alain Goulet – Pontiac Snowmobile Drivers Association, Pontiac District, FCMQ

Warden Jane Toller – MRC Pontiac County

Chantal Lair – Economic Development, MRC Pontiac County

Cyndy Phillips – Director, Economic Development, MRC Pontiac County

Steve Burgess – President, West Carleton Snowmobile Trails Association

Paul McDonald – Director, West Carleton Snowmobile Trails Association

Eli El-Chantry –  for the City of Ottawa, West Carleton-March Ward

MP Jenna Sudds, Kanata – Carleton Riding

Catherine Callary – VP Destination Development, Ottawa Tourism

George Darouze – City of Ottawa, Osgoode Ward


WCSTA would like to thank the representatives, volunteers and Club members that attended the event.  We look forward to the increased snowmobile and tourism opportunities the bridge and the joining of the OFSC and FCMQ trail systems will bring to West Carleton and Mississippi Mills and the Pontiac as well as across the Regions.

February 12, 2022 – Paul McDonald