Under The Snowmobile Act, a snowmobile must be registered and the operator licensed before it can be driven on roads1 (where allowed), ditches, other highway rights of way, provincial parks, Crown land, designated snowmobile trails or on rivers or lakes.
The annual cost to register a snowmobile is $179 (includes a $100 snowmobile registration fee and a $79 insurance premium).
An annual registration for snowmobiles must run from July 1 to June 30. The snowmobile registration fee is collected once for each snowmobile registered in a season (July 1 to June 30) and is non-refundable.
Short-term registration is available (includes the $100 snowmobile registration fee and a pro-rated insurance premium) and subject to variable term fees based on the length of the term. To ensure the correct fees are calculated for each year, a snowmobile registration term will not be extended past June 30.
The snowmobile registration fees collected by SGI are provided to the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association. The Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association is responsible for maintaining and grooming provincial snowmobile trails and actively promotes safe snowmobiling in Saskatchewan.
The snowmobile insurance premium insures the owner and operator against 3rd-party liability for amounts up to $200,000. There is no physical damage coverage and no injury benefits. Please talk with your insurance broker about meeting your insurance needs while operating a snowmobile.
More information on snowmobiles can be found in our snowmobile guide Snowmobiling in Saskatchewan (pdf, 919 kb).