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Here you can access all you need to know about ATVing in New Brunswick: last-minutes ATV news, newsletters, dated information about our member clubs, as well as Federation accomplishments, posted by our President or General Manager.

Please let us know how we are doing, we welcome your feedback to ensure a relevant and useful site for all users!

Who are we?

The formal mandate of the NB ATV Federation is that of ATV Trail Manager for New Brunswick. We function as a non-profit organization with 55 member clubs across the province and, since our 1998 incorporation, our membership is now approaching 21,000 individual rider-members. Our priority is to see safe and responsible ATV use across the province. Towards this end, we undertake much public education, and as a Federation of clubs, we work as one, to address issues of concern to ATV enthusiasts (e.g. land use, legislation, trail safety, vandalism, etc.) in New Brunswick.

Our Vision

Our Vision is of a province-wide trail network, linked to local member trails, that ensures safe ATV Trails for all. We want to ensure that everyone can actually "View New Brunswick from the inside".

Got Toys Insurance

Did you know that you could save some money on your off-road vehicle insurance by being a member of this Federation?

Find more information by following this link,  or by clicking on the OASIS Insurance logo on the left.


Inter-provincial reciprocal agreements

If you come from outside of New Brunswick, are you wondering WHERE to purchase a groomed or non-groomed trail-permit to ride the managed trails of the New Brunswick All-Terrain Vehicle Federation (NBATVF)?

Usually, people from outside New Brunswick who want to practice the sport of ATVing in our beautiful province must purchase a trail-permit (groomed, non-groomed, for youth, weekly, or daily) from the NBATVF.  And New Brunswickers who want to ride their ATV in another province must purchase a trail-permit for the province in which they want to ride their ATV. (Example: A resident of New Brunswick who wants to ride his ATV in Alberta must purchase his trail-permit in Alberta, and vice versa. lf a resident of Alberta wants to ride his ATV in New Brunswick, he will purchase his trail-permit in New Brunswick).

** HOWEVER, a special regulation applies to you if you are a resident of Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island.

If you are a resident of one of these provinces, the New Brunswick All-Terrain Vehicle Federation (NBATVF) has reached a reciprocal agreement with the ATV (quad) Federation (Association) of your province.
Take the agreement between New Brunswick and Quebec, for example. And let’s just say that the ATV is insured and registered,  and meets all the other legal requirements of the province where the owner of the ATV comes from.
 In general, the agreement stipulates that:

  • If a Quebec resident purchases a quad trail-permit for trails belonging to the Fédération Québécoise des Clubs Quad in Québec, he has the right to ride his quad on the managed trails of both provinces, Québec and New Brunswick.
  • If Quebec resident rides his quad on the New Brunswick ATV Federation (NBATVF) managed trails, without a permit, and is stopped by the authorities, he can buy a trail-permit in New Brunswick.  According to the agreement, the NBATVF is allowed to sell him a trail permit, but only if it is a daily permit (1 day); and this permit gives him the right to travel on the managed ATV trails in New Brunswick only.
  • If a New Brunswick resident rides his ATV on the FQCQ managed trail for quads in Québec without a permit, and is stopped by the authorities, he’ll have to purchase a trail permit from the FQCQ.  The FQCQ is authorized to sell him a trail permit, provided that it is a daily trail-permit (1 day) only; and this gives him the right to travel on the trails in Quebec only.

So bottom line, for these four provinces (Québec, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island), you are only allowed to ride in both your province and the province of New Brunswick if you purchase a trail-permit in your province of origin.

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