This file includes the operation of both snowmobiles and four wheelers. In June 2006, Bill 9 was adopted by the Province of Quebec to improve the situation between trailside residents and OHV users. At the same time an Eeyou Istchee Coordination Panel with representatives from the Grand Council of the Crees / Cree Regional Authority (GCCEI/CRA), Cree Outfitting and Tourism Association (COTA) and Cree Trappers’ Association (CTA) was established. The Cree Trappers’ Association representative on the panel is their President. The mandate of the Coordination Panel is to make the regulations consistent with the northern Cree context and balance safety issues with the protection of treaty rights and reconcile the two with solutions that are reasonable in the north.

Issues that are currently in the legislation which is being discussed include; sled (width, length, lights, and passenger seating), helmets, permits required for Federated trails, insurance, license plate etc. In addition to the above a minimum driving age of 16 has been established with training mandatory until age 18.

Foreseen safety courses

Snowmobile Safety
ATV Safety
Federal Boat Safety