The Beausejour Brokenhead Development Corporation (BBDC) Tourism Committee and the Town of Beausejour are proud to offer a new snowmobile staging site within Beausejour and accessible to groomed regional trails. The site, located on James Avenue just off PR #302 offers a safe space to load and unload sleds and leave vehicles while out for a day on the trails.
The lot is accessible to snowmobiles, trucks and trailers and is within walking distance to the Sun-Gro Centre and Beausejour Legion both of which offer hot food, beverages, and washrooms. Connecting to an extensive regional groomed trails network, this is just one more way to welcome snowmobilers to the region and make their trip more convenient and enjoyable.
Used in the summer months as parking for the Beausejour baseball diamonds, the lot sat unused during the winter months until the tourism committee approached the Town to inquire about using the lot for snowmobile staging. The Town of Beausejour has committed to clearing snow from the lot as a part of its local snow clearing plan.
The BBDC received funding from Travel Manitoba in 2022 to continue work developing local tourism and marketing the region; these funds will cover the costs to for new signs to direct traffic to the lot and advertise local and regional trail networks on site and will also be used to advertise other local events and attractions.
The town is snowmobile-friendly with a bylaw that permits snowmobiling on designated routes to access gas stations, restaurants, retail, and the number of trails connecting to the community from all directions.
The staging site is not monitored so you are reminded to lock your vehicles and keep any valuables out of sight as the Town of Beausjeour and BBDC are not liable for loss or damages sustained while staging or parked at the site. While in Beausejour, snowmobiles are prohibited from crossing or travelling on Park Avenue and First Avenue North, and from operating within town limits from 11pm to 7am, while speed limits follow those as set by the highways traffic act. Snowmobilers are asked to refrain from riding on sidewalks, boulevards, private property and to be respectful of citizens, vehicle traffic, and property owners at all times.
Since 1970, the Brokenhead Trailblazers Power Toboggan Club has evolved to meet the wants of recreational riders in Beausejour Brokenhead, creating what is now an extensive 230-kilometre trail system. With 90 per cent of the system being one-way, riding here is safe and suitable for snowmobilers of all ages and abilities.
The club’s main staging area and clubhouse is located 16 kilometers north of Beausejour. To access from Winnipeg, take Highway 59 north to Mile 80N, turn right and continue to Mile 39E. Turn left at municipal marker 80076, which is six kilometers from the intersection. This parking lot is plowed regularly and has security cameras for safety.
The North Trail No. 50 is a popular route as it leads into the scenic Mars Sand Hill Management area or further to the shores of Lake Winnipeg. Riders can stop along the way at the recently renovated warm up shack, Jim Longbottom’s Shelter with a wood stove and outhouse. Located on PT50, just South of the junction with CT280 connecting to Scanterbury. Continue North and this trail joins the Northstar Hillclimbers’ trail system.
To the West, it connects with the Springhill Trailblazers’ system and to the East, the Mooswa Lake Snow Riders trail system.
The clubhouse, located Northwest of Beausejour at 80076 Rd 39E, is heated and has kitchen and bathroom facilities. If members are notified prior to your arrival, they will make sure it’s open.
Riders who are feeling adventurous can head east from Beausejour and take connecting routes to the Whiteshell Provincial Park where there is an additional 350 kilometres of trails.
The Brokenhead Trailblazers have set up trail cams along their routes so you can check snow conditions before you set out on your trip. Find maps and more information on the Trailblazers website, and see connections to provincial trail networks on the SnoMan website.
To ride groomed trails in Manitoba, snowmobilers must purchase a Snoman Inc. trail pass from a Manitoba Public Insurance outlet. Cost is $150 for the annual pass and $75.50 for a seven-day pass. Out-of-province snowmobilers are always welcome, and must have a minimum of $500,000 minimum liability insurance.
Local snowmobile enthusiasts and businesses Sobetski Enterprises and Dieters Sidewall Plus are located in Beausejour Brokenhead and are available for all your snowmobile supply and servicing needs. Should any issues arise during your snowmobiling adventure, they’ll get you back on track!
The BBDC, Tourism Committee, Town of Beausejour, RM of Brokenhead, and the Brokenhead Trailblazers Power Toboggan Club take snowmobiling safety seriously. Remember, don’t ride alone and make sure you share your plans with friends and family. Most importantly, never drink and ride.