Good To Know Before You Go
- ATVing can be dangerous. Take an approved ATV safety course. Ride at your own risk. Use caution and ride safely and responsibly at all times.
- The majority of ATV accidents happen while loading and unloading. Use extra caution at this time.
- ATV Trail conditions are subject to change at all times. Check with the local Visitor Centre before going out. Some trails may be closed, while others may have new hazards.
- Most of the trails in the area are mapped and Many are marked with points of interest signage.
- Many of the ATV trails in this area are Forest Service Roads which are used regularly by other vehicles.
- New regulations for ORV (off Road Vehicles) are in effect. All ORV have to be registered and be insured. Third Party Liability Insurance, a valid driver’s License, and a DOT approved helmet are required to operate a motorized vehicle on these trails.
- Wear protective clothing and footwear.
- Prepare for changing weather. Use multiple navigation tools like GPS and maps. Pack for emergencies.
- Never ride alone; always use the buddy system.
- Respect the land. Pack out what you pack in. Stay off trails that are soft. Never harass the wildlife or livestock.
- Respect private property. Do not stray off designated trails.
- Do NOT ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Always carry a first aid kit and a repair kit.
- Use extreme caution when crossing water.
- Get involved in a local ATV club, and registering with the Quad Riders ATV Association of British Columbia, and you could get discounts on insurance.
Explore on Your ATV
ATVing is a fun way to explore the Boundary area. There are several multi-use trails for hikers, bikers, and ART riders. These trails will take you through a variety of ecosystems and wildlife habitat. Your day may start out adventuring through grassland hills in the south and end in the Alpine meadows in the north. Watch out for wildlife and remember to stay on the trail so as not to damage the area. Come prepared for changing trail conditions.
Share the Trails
As you explore, you’ll probably meet up with hikers, bikers, and horseback riders. Please be courteous and share the trail. You may encounter other vehicles and logging trucks, especially the on Forest Service Roads. There are several types of trail surfaces here from dirt to an old railway bed, as well as deactivated roads, off-road trails and active forest service roads.
Boundary Regional Motorized Trail Network
The Grand Forks ATV Club, in partnership with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations developed these motorized-friendly trails. The trail network has over 1,400 km of mapped trails from Greenwood east to Castlegar and Grand Forks north to Edgewood.
Always check with a local Visitor Centre as ATV trail availability may change frequently throughout the seasons. Get up to date maps and trail conditions before you head out. There are several maps available on the Grand Forks ATV Club website. Other ATV trail information is at ATV Riders Resource, Quad Rider Association of BC, and Wikiloc.