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Welcome to the alberta off-highway vehicle association

The primary goal of AOHVA is to establish a Sustainable Recreation Trail System legislated through a new Alberta Trails Act - retaining all Albertans’ opportunity to recreate on public lands.

RESPONSIBLE AND RESPECTFUL RIDING

Outdoor pursuits, including OHV riding are considered a way of life for many Albertans. The vast majority of OHV riders consider it a privilege to be able to ride their OHVs and enjoy Alberta’s natural landscape.

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SAFETY AND EDUCATION

In every jurisdiction where OHV activities occur, it is groups like AOHVA and our member clubs who lead the way to promote safe, responsible and respectable vehicle use.

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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

Over the past 30 years, AOHVA members invested millions of dollars and tens of thousands of volunteer hours to build trails for motorized recreation in Alberta.

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OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE ADVOCACY

The Government of Alberta is currently enacting the biggest change to land use in the province in 30 years. AOHVA is working to preserve and protect OHV access.

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Latest News

Help Build the North Saskatchewan Regional Plan

Government Releases North Saskatchewan Regional Advisory Council (RAC) Report Ensure that you have your say – please provide your input to the survey, deadline for input is May 4, 2018. The Government of Alberta is currently in the process of developing a Regional Plan for the North Saskatchewan Region of Alberta. The plan will provide…

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UPDATE ON LIVINGSTON/PORCUPINE HILLS – PUBLIC INPUT WANTED

Ensure that you have your say – please provide your input to the public consultation, deadline for input is April 26, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Release of the draft Livingstone-Porcupine Hills Land Footprint and Recreation Management Plans and Public Consultation The South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (2014, amended 2017) identifies the long-term vision for the region…

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AOHVA Environmental Literature Review Committee (ELRC) Summary

Science figures prominently into discussions and decisions relating to OHV use on public lands – as it should. AOHVA questions the relevance and application of the literature used to support the conclusions reached by the Government of Alberta; conclusions that will change the way Albertans live, work and recreate. AOHVA created a committee in April 2017…

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Bighorn – Protecting the Protected?

The Bighorn Backcountry consists of 6 Public Land Use Zones (PLUZ), and is “managed for protection of the environment, while allowing responsible and sustainable recreational use”. (AEP) This area hosts a variety of recreational activities including camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, cycling and seasonal OHV and snow vehicle use on “designated trails” and areas only. The…

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AOHVA Makes Formal Submission to Southwest Alberta Recreation Management Plan (SARAG)

The Southwest Alberta Recreation Advisory Group (SARAG) is a multi-stakeholder group established by Alberta Environment and Parks to provide direction and input to a Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for the Porcupine Hills and Livingstone regions. The group (including limited AOHVA representation) met between May 16 and August 8, 2017. Read AOHVA’s submission to SARAG, including…

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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.

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

The NDP Government 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.  

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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. Read all the information here.

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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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Be Safe. Be Responsible. Be Respectful. Be Courteous

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

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