Rules and Regulations

Regulations on public land vary throughout the province depending on the location and the activity. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy recreational activities on public land in a safe manner that respects the environment and other users. For more information you can visit:

Alberta's Helmet Law

The Government of Alberta struck the right balance with this legislation, says Brent Hodgson, president of the Alberta Off-Highway Vehicle Association.
Head injuries are the number one risk to OHV riders. Making helmets mandatory will mean more riders will stay safe and continue to enjoy riding in Alberta’s beautiful landscapes..

Brent Hodgson

President, Alberta Off-Highway Vehicle Association

On December 6, 2016, Bill 36 - An Act to Enhance Safety for Off Highway Vehicles - was passed, amending the Traffic Safety Act. The amendments create helmet requirements for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) riders.

A new law requiring helmets to be worn by users of OHVs when riding on public land was proclaimed on May 15, 2017. With this act, Alberta joins the rest of the jurisdictions in Canada in having some type of OHV helmet law.

Details of Bill 36 and additional information can be found here…

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