54. Unless otherwise provided in a government regulation, on a trail, no person may operate a vehicle that is not an off-highway or maintenance vehicle or operate an off-highway or maintenance vehicle that does not comply with the following:
(1) the maximum width of a snowmobile must not exceed 1.28 metres, that of any other off-highway vehicle must not exceed 1.68 metres, that of a maintenance vehicle must not exceed 3.75 metres and that of a sleigh or trailer must not exceed 1.5 metres; and
(2) the weight of an off-highway vehicle must not exceed 500 kg in the case of a single-seat vehicle and 950 kg in the case of a multi-seat vehicle, and the weight of a maintenance vehicle must not exceed 25,000 kg.
This prohibition does not apply to the operation of peace officers’ vehicles, ambulances, firefighting vehicles or vehicles operated by other persons in the performance of safety-related duties when proceeding to a location where their immediate action is required.
The Government may, by regulation, prescribe rules for calculating or taking measurements for the purposes of this section.
The person responsible for the maintenance of a trail may claim from a person who fails to comply with the standards under this subdivision the reimbursement of any expenditure made to repair or restore a trail or infrastructure damaged by a prohibited or non-compliant vehicle.