Snowmobilers fined after rescue from national park in B.C

Three snowmobilers who were rescued from Glacier National Park in southeastern British Columbia have been handed fines under the National Parks Act.

Sledders who got stranded in Glacier Park ordered to pay $500 each

Three snowmobilers who were rescued in southeastern B.C. in January have been ordered to pay $250 fines plus $250 to a local snowmobiling association. (Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium/AP)

Three snowmobilers who were rescued from Glacier National Park in southeastern British Columbia have been handed fines under the National Parks Act.

An online court document shows Ryland and Tannis Collison and Dylan Roth were fined after appearing in court on Tuesday in Golden, B.C.

The court record shows they were each fined $250 and each of them must pay a further $250 to a local snowmobiling association.

The Collisons and Roth faced fines of up to $25,000 for operating a snow vehicle in the national park without a permit.

Another man, Thomas Wolf, was due to appear in a Golden courtroom Wednesday morning.

The four men, three from central Alberta and one from Saskatchewan, became stranded in the Quartz Creek area west of Golden on Jan. 16.

In addition to the court imposed fines, the sledders had to pay $4,000 to have their sleds helicoptered out of the park.

The Quartz Creek is located west of Calgary near Golden, B.C. (Google Maps)