President’s Message

Dave Garland, NBFSC President

President's Message

Fellow Snowmobilers & Stakeholders,

Our organization has seen several big changes in the last few years. The year 2022 was the 40 th Anniversary of organized Snowmobiling in New Brunswick. For the first 40 years, we operated under the name “The New Brunswick Federation of Snowmobile Clubs Inc.” (NBFSC).

For our 40th birthday, we decided to change it up and become more sleek and modern, now operating as “Snowmobile- Motoneige NB”(SMNB). With that name change came a new logo, that you will notice throughout this report. Finally, we also set up a new office, still in the Town of Woodstock, but more centrally located and in a much more modern building.

We are very pleased with the updates that have occurred in the past year to give us a fresh, updated look and feel! Though there have been a few changes, the foundation of our organization is the same as it always has been.

SMNB was founded by volunteers, who have formed (currently) 49 clubs and maintain over 8000 kms of snowmobile trails every year. It is always our goal to bring you safe, well-maintained and signed trails. Over the years we have received accolades from our counterparts all over North America that New Brunswick delivers such a high standard of trails.

It is a great source of pride that we are able to achieve this with a network of people who give their all for the love of the sport.

This page is under construction please bear with us.

I am very proud to have been elected for the second time to lead the Snowmobile Federation in New Brunswick, now known as Snowmobile-Motoneige New Brunswick (SMNB). I served as President for NBFSC from 2015 to 2018. In 2018 I was elected as President of CCSO and will finish in March 2024. SMNB has continued to grow each year in permit sales and attract more and more tourists from other Canadian Provinces as well as many US States. More people using the trail system brings more demands and many hours on our many volunteers to groom more hours, brush more and keep our trail signs up to date. I like to say a huge thanks to all of you for making the SMNB successful.

Times are changing rapidly, and our volunteer base is getting older each year. This brings me to the point that we will have to get our partners the  governments more involved with this great tourism product – which brings in over $68 million in winter tourism each winter. The team at SMNB has a ton of business and  snowmobile experience with four new directors coming on board this year around our board table and four great staff members to make SMNB a strong force in this business.

Signature trails have become an important part of our trail system with two already up and running, stay tuned for our third one to come which gives you the sledders the WOW feeling. SMNB continues to be a strong leader in Canada for having the best snowmobile trails.

Magazine companies and TV shows come to NB to do promotional work and leave shaking their heads in amazement of what they see and experience on the trail system here in our beautiful province of New Brunswick  for sledders.

In closing, thanks to all our clubs and volunteers for making NB a destination that all sledders want to explore.   See you all on the trails  and be safe!

Sincerely yours,

BRAD MANN – President SMNB.