Off-roading and quadding are popular pursuits for many local residents, and draw nature-seekers from near and far to the region.
ARE CAMPERS, QUADDERS OR HIKERS BEHAVING BADLY ON CROWN LAND? REPORT INFRACTIONS TO FISH AND WILDLIFE OFFICERS VIA THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA'S TATTLE LINE: 1.800.642.3800.

Across all seasons, ATVs of every type navigate Lesser Slave’s vast wooded terrain, from the well-marked Peace River Trail and sandy stretches of Chisholm to the largely-uncharted boreal forest areas. Some of the back lakes in the MD’s eastern region can only be accessed through trail riding.

With the recent opening of the Peace River trail from Sawdy to Moose Portage, riders have even more access to the back country. With sand and mud to cut lines and hard packed trails, the area is full of great riding for all to enjoy.

Rules are in place for a reason.

OBEY POSTED SIGNS, ADHERE TO BYLAWS AND PRACTICE BASIC COMMON SENSE WHEN RIDING AN OTV. PENALTIES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE INCLUDE FINES AND/OR IMPRISONMENT.

1

Where you Can't Go

No riding within any “Open Space” areas. This includes parks, day-use sites, campgrounds, playgrounds, trails, vacant land and environmental reserves.

2

Where you Can Go

You can ride your OHV on a highway (roadway), or in an area set aside and clearly marked as a designated trail or area for OHV use. That’s it.

3

Helmets are a Must

The Traffic Safety Act includes an OHV Helmet Law. This means that helmets are mandatory for those riding OHVs on public land, unless otherwise exempt.

Off-Road Etiquette

Respect Private Property
Ask permission before using a trail or field. Land owners may have given specific groups permission to use their land, or there may be rules they ask you abide by on their land such as opening and shutting gates. Even if you have asked permission before, it's a good idea to check again if something changes (a gate has been put up, a no trespassing sign, or anything blocking trail entrances). Always leave the trail as you found it.

Provincial Crown Land Recreation Guidelines

Alberta's Guide to Outdoor Recreation on Provincial Crown Land is a new resource for Albertans and other visitors and provides valuable information about outdoor recreation on Crown land.

Click Here to download your copy of the new outdoor recreation guide now!

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