To buy an Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV) permit you need proof of a plated and insured ATV or side-by-side. To ride on the roads, a minimum G2/M2 licence is required. To ride on public trails such as the rail trail or private property such as the Walters Falls tract, a driver’s licence is not required, however, a training certificate is recommended.
When you buy an Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV) permit you receive three (3) papers. The first is your OFATV sticker, punched with the expiration month and year, that you put on the front left of your machine. Second is the wallet card that has to be carried by the rider of the machine, which can be used by multiple people. Thus the sticker goes on the machine and the card goes with the rider. The third paper is the pink print, which is the buyer’s receipt.
Your OFATV permit is valid on all OFATV trails in Ontario. Note some clubs have restrictions for side-by-sides. Your permit is also valid in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.
Should you need a replacement card, take as much information as you can (sticker, wallet card, receipt where possible) to your permit seller. The cost of a replacement permit is $12. The replacement pass only replaces the old pass so it’s the same time frame.
While every Ontario rider would love to have a provincial permit — one permit for all ATV trails — unfortunately it is not yet available. Many issues need to be resolved before one permit can be enacted including but not limited to club structure (whether paid or volunteer staffing for instance), permit fee, landowner agreements, government relationships, etc.) DGATV’s neighbouring clubs to the west have an Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance (EOTA) association. Park to Park is also associated with EOTA.
The Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV) is a not for profit organization that strives to establish and organize safe recreational ATVing in Ontario. The goal of the OFATV is a province-wide ATV trail system similiar to the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC).
The OFATV consists of a group of ATV clubs in Ontario and is managed by volunteers with the goal of providing safe, legal and sustainable trails across the province. OFATV staff and volunteers are constantly working with the provincial government and municipalities to champion the rights of ATV riders. The organization endeavours to help the general public understand that riding members are environmentally conscious outdoor enthusiasts who respect other outdoor sports.
Dufferin Grey ATV Club is a member of the OFATV along with these neighbouring clubs:
Central Ontario ATV Club / www.coatv.ca
West Grey ATV Club / www.westgreyatvclub.ca
See www.ofatv.org for a complete list of OFATV clubs.
To ride the below-noted neighbouring clubs’ trails requires a separate purchase of another organization’s permit:
Huron Shores ATV Club / www.huronshoresatvclub.org (need an EOTA pass)
South Bruce Peninsula ATV Club / www.sbpatvclub.com (need an EOTA pass)
ATV trails in Ontario consist of private and public properties and roads. Most of the routes have special agreements with the landowner/custodian(s). You must be an OFATV club member to ride OFATV trails, otherwise you are trespassing. Please click here to learn more about becoming an OFATV/DGATV member rider. Joining an OFATV club gives you the opportunity to shape the future of ATVing in Ontario.
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Side by Sides
Would you like to see ATVing promoted in Ontario? Do you have ideas? Join us as a Member, a Volunteer or a Director to advance the sport of ATVing. The ultimate goal is a web of trails spanning the province but we need people like YOU to make that dream come true.
Meet last year’s Executive members and other ATVing enthusiasts. Learn about our club and what we do for you. Vote for this year’s Directors or step up and join the Executive.
More information can be found at www.dgatv.ca or call 519.266.3559.
Location: Dundalk Legion, 109 Proton St. N., Dundalk, ON
NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Dufferin Grey ATV Club Inc. is scheduled for Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 1:00pm.
- To receive the Report of the Executive for 2017
- To hear the Accountant’s Report
- To elect five (5) Directors
All Members of the Dufferin Grey ATV Club Inc. are welcome.
The Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV) is pleased to announce reciprocal riding agreements with the New Brunswick All-Terrain Vehicle Federation (NBATVF) and Prince Edward Island ATV Federation (PEI ATV).
Each agreement recognizes the annual trail permits/memberships from the other province’s club making travel in each jurisdiction easier and less expensive.
This means an OFATV permit holder can ride in both New Brunswick and PEI at no extra charge.
Additionally the OFATV welcomes permitted riders from New Brunswick and PEI on OFATV trails.
Link to NB OFATV press release (.pdf) from June 3, 2016.
Link to PEI OFATV press release (.pdf) from December 22, 2017.