Decades ago, the Government of Ontario opened the province to snowmobiles.  That allowed the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) to be established in 1972 with a provincial mandate.  The OFSC is an umbrella organization to all Ontario clubs allowing snowmobilers to use the extensive province wide system under one permit.

However, province-wide access did not happen for ATVs and side-by-sides.  Instead the government deferred the decision as to whether off-road vehicles should be allowed to each local municipality with “no” as the default.

Provincial legislation regulating ATVs and side-by-sides is:

So each individual municipality has had to create a local by-law to address the issue of ATVs and side-by-sides.  (It is advised that you research and read these by-laws before you ride.  See other links.)

This fragmented approach led to establishment of several independent organizations such as:

Each organization has their own memberships and permits, administration and volunteers, to maintain their own trail system.

Dufferin Grey ATV Club (DGATV) is associated with the Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV).  An OFATV/DGATV membership allows riders to use the trails of all OFATV-associated clubs.

OFATV used to have a reciprocal riding agreement with EOTA but that was cancelled in 2018.  (See news release.)

Today OFATV has provincial reciprocal riding agreements with New Brunswick All-Terrain Vehicle Federation (NBATVF) and Prince Edward Island ATV Federation (PEI ATV).  (article)

Click here to buy an OFATV/DGATV permit or membership.

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