Become a provincial trail warden


Opportunity offered to experienced (2+ years) club trail wardens

The Fédération des clubs de motoneigistes du Québec has a stated goal of increasing the number of provincial trail wardens on its territory in order to ensure safe snowmobiling and enforcement of the Act respecting off-highway vehicles.

In 2002, a trail warden pilot project was launched, it consisted of two teams which shared the entire province between them:   Omer Harvey, Rémi Maltais, Marcel Bernier and Roland Leroy were the chosen pioneers. The following year, Jacques Boucher was recruited to join Marcel Bernier`s team.

The provincial trail warden patrols are comprised of volunteer, experienced trail wardens who have received thorough training. For many years now, numerous trail wardens travel the 33,000 trail network throughout the province in order to promote and encourage respect of laws and regulations, as well as to ensure safe and respectful snowmobile traffic on trails. 

You have been a club trail warden for at least two years already and would like to become a provincial trail warden ? The FCMQ is interested in offering you the opportunity to join our team of volunteer provincial wardens.


Numerous advantages are tied to being a member of our provincial squad : these include reimbursement of your fuel and meal expenses.  In addition, the FCMQ will provide you with a flashing patrol light, a bib identifying you as a provincial warden, an agent badge,...  You could also be called upon to escort and secure various FCMQ rides or activities.

13 regions – 13 teams of wardens

The province is divided into 13 regions, each being under the direction of a regional supervisor. By joining the dynamic team of provincial wardens, you will answer to the FCMQ via your regional supervisor.

Admissibility criteria

In order to be eligible to become an FCMQ provincial trail warden, the candidate must respect the following criteria :
1. Meet the requirements set out in subparagraphs 1, 2 and 3 of article 13 of the Regulation respecting off-highway vehicles ;
2. Meet the requirements set out in subparagraphs 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of article 13.1 of the Regulation respecting off-highway vehicles;
3. Not have been declared guilty or have admitted guilt for a criminal offence, unless he has obtained a pardon; must also not be awaiting trial on criminal charges;
4. Have a snowmobile that conforms to applicable laws;
5. Be available;
6. Have successfully completed the trail warden training course as well as the provincial trail warden training program;
7. Adhere to the Code of ethics;
8. Possess a valid driver`s licence.

Share your interest with us 

You are interested as you have the necessary availability and wish to execute the duties as per framework set forth by the FCMQ? Get in touch with us at and we can provide you with a pre-test in order to evaluate your knowledge. You will have access to all documents in your possession to answer. Following this, you will be invited to meet with the regional supervisor in order to determine your aptitudes.  You will also be able to ask any questions you may have at this time. 

Do you need a refresher course?

Why not participate in a club warden training course, even if your warden card has not yet expired. Suffice to say the refresher course will be free, you only need to inform us of your desire. 

For additional information, you are asked to contact us via e-mail at :

Reference document:  

Code of ethics (French only)