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AOHVA AGM

  • Date: Sunday, May 28th, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Best Western Premier
  • Freeport Inn and Suites
    86 Freeport Boulevard N.E.
    Calgary, AB

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*Please advise of your attendance so we can make the necessary refreshment and snack arrangements by May 24th, 2017.

Breaking News

Stewardship Days demonstrate OHV users’ care for the environment

Annual events dedicated to building and maintaining Alberta’s multi-use trail network

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Be Safe. Be Responsible. Be Respectful. Be Courteous

AOHVA Campaign promotes OHV rider etiquette while enjoying Alberta’s natural landscapes

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AOHVA reminds all OHV users that safety is a top priority

Information, Safety and Education Programs available to riders of all ages

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Alberta introduces OHV Helmet Law May 15, 2017

As of May 15, 2017, CSA-compliant helmets must be worn by OHV users when riding on public land. Public land means Crown land, including areas that have been designated for public OHV use, public roadway and highway rights-of-way.

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Road and Trail Closures

The Waiparous Creek Bridge Project (Ghost Public Land Use Zone, PLUZ) will be constructed in the summer of 2017. Recreational users should be aware of changes to this area, including road and recreational trail closures; effective May 10, 2017 – August 30, 2017.

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada’s national initiative to promote motorcycle safety among all road and trail users across Canada.

Show your commitment to motorcycle safety and help make Canada one of the safest places in the world to ride a motorcycle.

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AOHVA makes formal submission to Alberta Environment and Parks; Castle Parks Draft Management Plan

The Government of Alberta is currently enacting the biggest change to land use in the province in 30 years. With that in mind, AOHVA took the opportunity to provide the government with some important insight and information. It is our hope that AOHVA and the Government of Alberta, Environment and Parks will work together to establish a foundation from which to fortify Alberta’s parks and public spaces, ensuring they are places all Albertans can enjoy.

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ACESS submits proposal for Castle Draft Management Plan

The Alberta Committee for Eastern Slopes Stewardship (ACESS) has prepared this proposal for a model of open camping within the Castle Parks area. This proposal is designed to address the existing demand for open (random) access camping within the Castle Parks area in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner to providing the diverse camping experiences Albertans currently engage in.

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Where to Ride

GENERAL

Please note that the following list of trail riding areas in Alberta is provided as a service to off-highway vehicle users by the Alberta Off-Highway Vehicle Association and will be updated as additional information is received. The use of off-highway vehicles in any of the listed areas requires vehicle registration, valid insurance, lights and a muffler, an adequate muffler is particularly important if we are to continue to enjoy riding in these areas. Please forward any comments or suggestions to aohva.office@shaw.ca.  It is the responsibility of all off road riders to know if the trail they are on is open and/or designated for OHV use.

Road and Trail Closures

The Waiparous Creek Bridge Project (Ghost Public Land Use Zone, PLUZ) will be constructed in the summer of 2017. Recreational users should be aware of changes to this area, including road and recreational trail closures; effective May 10, 2017 – August 30, 2017.

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NORTH CENTRAL

Timeu Creek OHV Recreation Area (Vega) approx. 40km north of Barrhead. Staging area approx. 1km west of Klondyke Crossing Ferry on highway 661. Riding north of highway and west of Athabasca River. Redwater Natural Area approx. 60km northeast of Edmonton. North of highway 38 on Victoria Trail approx. 5km. There are two staging areas at Redwater. Primary (N 53 56.883, W 112 57.066) is located 8 km east of Redwater on Township Rd 574 at Range rd 205.  It is positioned on the South West corner of the intersection and has a washroom, fire ring, and permanent off-loading dock and ramp. Secondary is located on the east side of RR 205, 1.2km due south of the primary and is for larger groups and overflow.  There are no facilities at the secondary staging area. Riding areas are north of Victoria Trail on both sides of Range Road 205.

North of Bruderheim Natural Area Approx. 60km north east of Edmonton. South of highway 38 on #830 east of Vinca Bridge. No specific staging area, riding area is east of #830. Chisholm North of Chisholm between highway 44 and the Athabasca River. Numerous trails and random camping.

NORTH WEST

Cadomin Approx. 75km south of Hinton. Mountain Park is designated as an OHV staging area by the Alberta Forest Service. Numerous trails in the general area. Random camping is available.

Dead Horse Meadows Approx. 90km north west of Grande cache. Dead Horse Meadows camp site is designated as an OHV stagingarea by the Alberta Forest Service.

Brule Lake Sand Dunes 16km west of Hinton, just east of the Jasper national Park gate on the south shore of Brule Lake. There are two access routes, the first is west of the Overlander Lodge access road, turn north. The second is 12 km west of Hinton turn north on the Kinky Lake road, the road turns east then take the first turn north then turn left at a Y junction. Continue to staging area.

Brazeau Reservoir: 60 km south west of Drayton Valley on Hwy 620, OHV staging, camping Brazeau River: 72 km north of Nordegg on Hwy 40, OHV staging

Brown Creek: 45 km north of Nordegg on Hwy 40, OHV staging Eagle River: 11 km northwest of Whitecourt on Hwt 32 Krause Lake: 7 km southwest of Swan Hills, OHV staging, reservations 780 333 4477

Fawcett Lake: 18 km north of Smith, OHV staging, reservations 780 829 2211 Musreau Lake: 80 km south of Grande Prairie on Hwy 40, OHV staging, reservations 780 532 1261

Shuttler Flats: 80 km south of Grande Prairie on Two Lakes Road, OHV staging, reservations 780 831 1214

NORTH EAST

Lakeland OHV Recreation Area Approx. 30km east of Lac La Biche, camping is available in the area. Please stay on the designated trails.

Elinor Lake: Approx. 70 km south east of Lac La Biche, noth off Hwy 55, OHV staging, reservations 1 888 623 3993.

SOUTH WEST

Fallen Timber Approx. 70km north of Cochrane on highway 940. Fallen Timber camp site is designated as an OHV staging area by the Alberta Forest Service. Numerous trails in the general area, some of which are marked.

Crescent Falls Approx. 20km south west of Nordegg. OHV use is permitted in the overflow area of Crecent Falls campsite, trails are accessible from this point.

Nordegg Approx. 100km west of Rocky Mountain House. There are several camp sites in the area, eg Upper Shunda Creek which is 3 km north of Nordegg off Hwy 11, OHV staging, reservations 403 721 2333. Numerous trails in the general area. The Blackstone - Wapiabi land use zone is closed to OHV use.

Snow Creek: 17 km west of Nordegg, OHV staging, reservations 403-721-2333.

Harlech: 13 km east of Nordegg on Hwy 11, OHV staging. Saunders: 20 km east of Nordegg on Hwy 11 and 8 km south, OHV staging.

Shunda Viewpoint: 27 km east of Nordegg on Hwy 11A, OHV staging. North Ram River: 32 km south of Nordegg on Hwy 40, OHV staging.

Ram River Falls: 64 km south of Nordegg on Hwy 40, OHV staging, reservations 780 845 6919.

Chambers Creek: 30 km west of Rocky Mtn House on Hwy 11, OHV staging. Horbourg: 35 km west of Rocky Mtn House on Hwy 11A, OHV staging.

Jackfish Lake: 53 km west of Rocky Mtn House on Hwy 11, OHV staging, reservations 403 845 2781.

South Fork: 28 km south west of Rocky Mtn House off Hwy 752, OHV staging. Strachan: 31 km south west of Rocky Mtn House off Hwy 752, OHV staging area. Prairie Creek Approx. 40km south west of Rocky Mountain House on highway 752. Riding area starts approx. 8km past end of pavement. Random camping is available along the road. Camp sites in the vicinity are Prairie Creek and Elk Creek.

McLean Creek OHV Recreation Area Approx. 60km south west of Calgary off highway 66. McLean Creek camp site is designated as an OHV staging area by the Alberta Forest Service. Numerous trails, most of which are marked.

Phyllis Lake: 16 km west of Caroline off Hwy 54 , OHV staging.

Tay River Recreation Area: 16 km south west of Caroline on SH 591, OHV staging.

Deer Creek: 45 km south west of Sundre, OHV staging, reservations 403 335 3467.

James-Wilson: 40 km west of Sundre on Hwy 40, OHV staging, reservations 403 335 3467.

Red Deer River: 60 km south west of Sundre off Hwy 734, OHV staging, reservations 403 335 3467.

South Ghost: 43 km north west of Cochrane off Hwy 40, OHV staging.

Beaver Creek: 40 km north of Pincher Creek, OHV staging. Mountain Aire Lodge : 60 km west of Sundre on “Coal Camp Road” south of the Red Deer River at Hwy 940. Camp ground and motel Tel 403 637 2229. Access to Hunter Valley and Waiporous Creek area.

Crowsnest Pass

The majority of trail junctions are number marked as noted on the maps.

North of Hwy 3

Quad Squad ATV Trail Map (check GPS points on our Website www.quadsquad.ca)

Atlas Staging Area
Access trails to the North that lead to Window Mountain Lake, Racehorse Pass into B.C. the North Snowmobile shelter, Racehorse Creek, Spoon Valley, and Windy Ridge. West to Deadmans Pass into B.C. and Alexander Creek East to McGillvray Staging Area.
McGillivray Staging Area, (Knowles Flats)
North , trail along McGillivray Creek , trail to Windy Ridge, (very difficult trail), Spoon Valley and Vicary Mines. East to the Open Coal Pits North of Blairmore.

South of Hwy 3

Castle Special Management Area Map provided by Alberta Sustainable Resource Development

Sartoris Staging Area
South to Lyons Creek and trails that head East to Drum Creek and Hillcrest, upper Adanac Rd. West to Coal Haul Rd, South of Coleman, back side of the Blairmore Ski Hill and South to Willoughby Ridge and summit of Sartoris Rd.l
York Creek Staging Area
South to cross over trail to Sartoris Rd., West to Plane Crash trail, (North York Creek), York Creek Basin, (South York Creek) and head waters of Lynx Creek.
Star Creek Staging Area
West on pipeline trail to Emerald and Crowsnest Lakes, South to headwaters of Star Creek and connection to Plane Crash trail.
Inn on the Border
Trails south to Tent Mountain and Ptolemy Pass
Point 37 Sartoris Road
Trails west on Goat Creek and South to Lost Creek and Snowmobile Shelter.
Point 55 Adanac Rd
Trail north to Mine Site at Adanac Summit, South and West to Carbondale River, Gardiner Creek, North Lost Creek, Snowmobile Shelter and South Lost and connector trails between drainages.