Snowmobiling on private property without permission is TRESPASSING

There are a lot of fields, trails and “wide open” spaces in Southern Bruce County, but it’s important to know that using private property without permission is called Trespassing. Further, you must leave immediately when directed by the occupier of the property.

On February 2, 2021 at 10:43 a.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of snowmobile operators riding on private property without permission along Concession 6 east in Carrick Township.

The snowmobiles that shouldn’t have been on the property drove across a field that had “winter wheat” planted. Winter crops are planted in the fall, remain in the ground over the winter, and start growing in early spring. The amount of damage, and the cost to the land owner, is unknown at this time.

Damaging someone’s property is a criminal offence called mischief. The maximum penalty is 2 years in jail upon conviction.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.