General FAQ

Where can I ride?
Your trail permit is recognized throughout the province on all NBATVF (Quad NB) managed trails. It is also good for the managed ATV trails in Nova Scotia, PEI and Ontario.

Where can I park on the Dugan Rd?

There are two preferred locations to park on the Dugan Rd. The first is opposite the mail boxes at the start of the road, the second is at the end of the road by the turn around. In both spots be mindful of local homeowners by not blocking their driveways, leaving garbage behind, or parking in the turn around. (click on picture to enlarge)

How do I know where the managed trails are?
Managed ATV trails are indicated by a sign with an ATV in a green circle, usually on a blue post. Managed trails will be well signed and maintained. There may be gravel or crusher dust at intersections with paved streets or highways. Managed trails are designed to be safe and environmental sustainable. Not every atv tire track is an atv trail, if you have questions where the managed trails are please contact your local club. (Click on picture to enlarge)

 

What is a Highway Usage Permit (HUP)?

A HUP is a permit issued by the province to an atv club to allow legal access to secondary provincial highways. The operating rules of a HUP include travelling in the direction of traffic, stay to the right to not impede traffic, do not exceed the posted speed limit, and be mindful of other’s on the road.   

Where do I find maps of the trails?
Map info can be found on the files section of our FaceBook page and via this DropBox link. Most clubs also have free electronic maps of their trails; contact them. Quad NB has a interactive map that is down loadable to Apple and Android for a small fee which shows all the managed trails in New Brunswick. 

What is the difference between a managed and a non-managed trail?
Managed trail: The local club has obtained permission from the land owner to access their land. The trail is signed, safe, maintained, and environmentally responsible. Non-managed trail: Just that, you’re responsibility to obtain landowner’s consent, no signage and may or may not be safe; use at own risk.

What is the difference between groomed and non-groomed permits?
Both permits are valid for the year indicated on the permit however the groomed trail permit gives you access to groomed ATV trails in the winter. (not snowmobile trails, unless they are joint use which is indicated by signage)

When do clubs start and stop grooming?
This varies depending on geographical location, weather, and trail conditions. Each club will post when they start and stop grooming for the season.

What is a land-use agreement? 

The club has land-use agreements with various landowners. These land-use agreements grant the club legal access to develop and maintain a managed ATV trail on crown land or private property. Managed trails not only protect you, the rider from trespassing on someone’s property, they also protect the land owner from liability and help safe guard trails for the future.  Some land-use agreements allow access year-round and some agreements are defined by dates or seasons (16 April – 14 Dec, Three season, Four season, and Winter only are some examples). The club’s managed trails can be found on the Quad NB trail map, both the free web-based version and the downloadable app. Trail status is updated as trail conditions, land use agreements, or access dates change. The club also updates trail signage to match the trail status found on the Quad NB map.  Please check before heading out.   

Legally atv’s/sxs’s can only run the rail bed between 16 April – 14 Dec, why is this?  

The railbed that runs from the Blue Canoe to Fredericton Junction is an important connector trail for our club, despite only being legally accessible from 16 April to 14 Dec. This section of railbed is Crown land,  but is classified as Park Land and governed by the Parks Act which prohibits motorized vehicles from using park land unless there is a land use lease in place. The club’s land use lease for this section of crown land runs 16 April to 14 Dec, other organizations have leases for the railbed from 15 Dec to 15 April.  This means the ATV club has no authority to say “It is OK to use the railbed before 16 April” regardless of snow conditions. Riding the railbed outside the 16 April – 14 Dec dates is a personal choice long with any fines or penalties imposed by law enforcement if caught.  

Acts and Regulations – Attorney General (gnb.ca) link to various Acts and Regulations for New Brunswick

Where does my permit money go?
Non-groomed Trail Permit $52.90:

  • $6 Service fee
    • If bought at SNB; They keep it to cover their costs
    • If bought direct from club; they get to keep the $6 to use on the trails
    • If bought from a local dealer; the clubs still get the $6 but reimburse a volunteer $2 for travel and administration expenses (This is an arrangement local clubs have with Fredericton area dealers and a volunteer, may not apply in other areas)
  • $10 Federation dues (Insurance, land leases, administration etc.)
  • $30 To the club for trail development, maintenance, shelters, events…
  • $6.90 HST

Groomed Trail Permit $110.40:

  • $6 Service fee
    • If bought at SNB; They keep it to cover their costs
    • If bought direct from club; they get to keep the $6 to use on the trails
    • If bought from a local dealer; the clubs still get the $6 but reimburse a volunteer $2 for travel and administration expenses (This is an arrangement local clubs have with Fredericton area dealers and a volunteer, may not apply in other areas)
  • $10 Federation dues (Insurance, land leases, administration etc.)
  • $30 To the club for trail development, maintenance, shelters, events
  • $50 To cover grooming costs
  • $14.40 HST

Can I buy a Groomed Trail Permit from a Non-grooming club?
Yes – The NBATVF simply transfers the additional $50 to the grooming clubs in the same region.

Where does my $41 registration fee go?
$16 goes to the government for Off Highway Vehicle enforcement, administration, etc. $25 goes into a Trust Fund which the NBATVF uses for staff salaries, legal costs, advertising and promotion, office expenses, safety programs, etc. The remaining funds are disbursed to the clubs using a formula based on the number of clubs, membership, and km of Managed trail.

How do I join a club and get involved?
When purchasing your permit, you select the club you wish to join. You are a member of that club until the permit expires. We recommend you join the club in the area you ride most. Clubs are run by volunteers and they have regular meetings, work parties, and events. They are always looking for people to help.

Local Clubs:

  • 40 Rockland Mud Runners (McAdam, Canterbury area)
  • 41 Route 101 ATV Club (Fredericton Junction, Tracy, Oromocto Lake area)
  • 42 Gage ATV Club (Base Gagetown area)
  • 45 Rusagonis ATV Club (Oromocto, Charters Settlement, Rusagonis area)
  • 46 York County West ATV Club (Hanwell, Mazerolle Settlement , Yoho area)
  • 47 Nashwaak Valley ATV Club (Nashwaak Village, Taymouth, Penniac area)

Club info can be found on quadnb.ca