Alberta Environment Sustainable Resource Department (AESRD) has approved the opening of the Ministik Gates for 10:00am on Saturday December 8, 2018


As AESRD is unable to get out and open the gates they have authorized TCSC to unlock the gates on Saturday morning. 

TCSC trail Maintenance crew will be out opening the access gates on Saturday morning but be patient as it will take us a while to unlock all the gates but they will be open by 12:00 noon


Parking lot #33 north on TWP 510 will not be open until the end of Saturday night as the County of Strathcona refuses to plow out their county parking lot so TCSC has to use the BR180 snow cat to clear this parking lot Saturday afternoon after we open all the gates..


The TCSC Trail Maintenance crews have cleared all the Ministik Snowmobile Trails in November from fallen trees and obstacles on the trails but some new trees can blow down over night so use caution even riding the trails.



Be very carful of the lake ice and ponds as we have had a mild fall and not sure of the thickness of all the ice surfaces.  Please ride around the shorelines instead of across the middle of the lakes.  Also do not group up on the ice, instead gather on the shore or solid ground for now. Refer to the Ice Card attached for safe ice thickness.


Ministik is a natural wilderness and comes with wilderness dangers off the TCSC trails, such as large rock, ice heaves, old fences, and natural hazards so please ride with care


Ride safe and see you Sunday Dec 9 for the SANTA’s TOY RID
























**** NEW EVENT ***

This Sunday Dec 8, 2018 

Annual Christmas Santa's Toy Ride 

LOCATION: ¼ mile south of the Town of Hay Lakes, just off Hwy 21.

on RR215, look for the trailers in the staging area.


10:00am Stage/Register/Waivers

10:45am Ready to ride 

10:50am orientation 

11:00am Sharp – Depart


3:30pm Return to Stage


BBQ & social provided by TCSC after event at the trailers.

Please bring an unwrapped toy or cash for the Christmas Bureau and/or food for the food bank.


HAAKEYE 953-4225

Drivers 14 years or older, proof of drivers/learners license, sled insurance and registration required. 

ASA Trail pass is an asset.

No one is to pass Rudolph except the marshals

“Look for the Tri-County enclosed trailer to Register” 

More info


Need a TCSC Membership or an ASA Trail Pass – just complete the attached form and mail it in

Or call Brian at 780-990-9339 after 6:00pm to register over the phone.

NOTE: Alberta Environmental Sustainable Resource Department (AESRD) will be checking the snow depth in Ministik this week

If the snow is over 6” they will open the gates (AESRD controls the gates not TCSC) for us to enter.  Was told probably Wednesday at the earliest. 

Serving Edmonton, Strathcona, Leduc, Beaumont, Wetaskiwin, Camrose and Surrounding Areas


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