FAQ

Where can I ride?
Your trail permit is recognized throughout the province on all NB ATV Federation Managed trails. It is also good for the Managed ATV trails in Quebec, Nova Scotia, PEI and Ontario.

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.

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. Polaris Ride Command is a free mobile app which also has many trails.

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. Your responsibility to obtain landowner’s consent. No signage. 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.

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)
  • $15 Federation dues (Insurance, land leases, administration etc.)
  • $25 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)
  • $15 Federation dues (Insurance, land leases, administration etc.)
  • $25 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 nbatving.com