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  • 23 Apr 2024 11:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The Sunrise Trails ATV Club has received confirmation that their Funding Application for the overhaul of Trail 266 (Wentworth Connector) has been APPROVED!

    The conditions and weather forecast is favorable, and therefore our contractor will be beginning work Tuesday, April 23rd.

    Please be aware that the trail will be temporarily closed. This closure is to allow efficient operation of machinery, ensure safety and allow the surface to dry and settle prior to OHV use.

    We understand this may pose some inconvenience to trail users but rest assured, this short term closure will result in sustainable and enjoyable trails for years to come.

    Your patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated as we work to complete necessary and high-quality repairs to this trail.

    Boyd Moore

    President, Sunrise Trails ATV Club

  • 11 Apr 2024 3:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ATVANS is proud to announce the formation of it's 43rd member club. 

    The newest addition to the family is the "BCALM Freewheelers Trail Society." The name of the group is derived from the names of the communities in their area of Cape Breton Island (B - Bateston, C - Catalone, A - Albert Bridge, L - Louisbourg, Lorraine, M - Marion Bridge, Main-a-dieu).

    The club has named its executive committee and is now eagerly looking forward to recruiting members and managing their trails. They plan to hold meetings in Catalone and are hoping to have representatives at the ATVANS Annual General Meeting in May.

    Please join us in welcoming the BCALM Freewheelers Trail Society!

  • 11 Mar 2024 12:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An Annapolis Valley man cannot believe his luck after having his ticket drawn for the grand prize in the ATVANS lottery. 

    Brandon Lake, of Bridgetown is the lucky winner of a Kawasaki BruteForce 750 4x4i ATV. 

    Lindsay DeWitt, of Amherst, is the second prize winner, taking home a Honda power generator EU 2200i

    Mike Kellyof Timberlea, is the third prize winner. Mike gets a pair of matching full face helmets.

    Large crowds filled the Halifax Exhibition Centre from Friday, March 8 thru Sunday March 10 for the Atlantic Outdoor Sports and RV Show. ATVANS had a large contingent of club volunteers helping to make the organization's participation successful and profitable through lottery ticket sales and membership registrations.

    ATVANS would like to sincerely thank everyone who bought tickets and the member clubs for all their hard work in selling the tickets. Also, a special "Thanks" to Adventure Motors in New Glasgow for partnering with us on the ATV and Steele Recreation in Bridgewater for their partnership on the power generator.

    Proceeds from the sale of the tickets support club and association projects, including trail construction, maintenance, events, training, youth programs and environmental and safety awareness.

  • 06 Dec 2023 1:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Photo: Hubbards Area Lions Club Facebook Page

    The Hubbards & Area ATV Club continues to make a difference in their community during the holidays.

    The club held their annual Toy Run on Sunday, Dec. 4 starting at their club house. Toys for children and cash donations were accepted and went towards the local Lion's Club Christmas Wish Fund. In addition to a large collection of toys being donated, nearly $900 was raised for the Wish Fund.

    Hubbards ATV Club would like to thank all those who supported the toy run. 

    "The toys and donations go a long way to help the underprivileged in our community", said club president John Scott.

  • 16 Nov 2023 9:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please be advised that Trail 63, west of Joe Simon Lake, will be closed to all traffic until November 27th. The closure is to accommodate repairs to the Sucker Brook Bridge - GPS coordinates N44° 45.134' W64° 56.394'.

    Any questions about this closure can be directed to Rocky Pearce. (Rocky.Pearce@eastlink.ca)

  • 06 Nov 2023 11:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The trail between Senora and Sherbrooke is closed effective immediately and until further notice due to the installation of a bridge.

  • 01 Nov 2023 10:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • 27 Oct 2023 3:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Town of Yarmouth Leads the Way on ATV Road Use

    The Town of Yarmouth was first off the blocks, allowing ATV use on a public roadway. Council approved a bylaw Thursday, October 26th enabling trail connectivity from one side of town to the other. Riders will now be connected from Digby to Yarmouth and on to Port Clyde, creating over 200 kilometers of connected trail. The bylaw comes into effect November 1st and trail signage will be installed in the coming days. 

    Mayor Pam Mood spoke about the economic value of the trail and business opportunities it would provide. She also encouraged riders to use peer pressure to get the message out about following the rules as set out in the Road Trails act and the Town bylaw. The vote was unanimous, with all councilors present voting in favour. 

    “This is a big step forward in creating a fully connected trail network“ said Barry Barnet, Executive Director ATVANS. Club members who worked hard to make this happen were also present.


    ATVANS Executive Director, Barry Barnet (second from left) with Yarmouth Council following passage of the bylaw.

    Several other municipalities across the province are also in the planning stages of developing similar bylaws and ATVANS has submitted several applications to the province for Road Trails on provincially owned roads. 

    Road Trails Act (nslegislature.ca)

  • 29 Sep 2023 12:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please see the following press release from the Government of Nova Scotia:

    New Rules for Off-Highway Vehicles in Effect

    Public Works

    September 29, 2023 - 8:59 AM

    A pilot project that allows off-highway vehicles (OHVs) to access trails and services via designated road shoulders and roadways will become permanent today, September 29.

    “After a successful pilot project, off-highway vehicle operators have demonstrated they can use their vehicles safely and responsibly on designated public roads,” said Public Works Minister Kim Masland. “By making this project permanent, we are helping riders get from one trail to another safely and supporting economic development in rural areas by giving better access to services like gas stations and restaurants.”

    The Road Trails Act, which includes the same requirements as the pilot project, requires riders to have a valid driver’s licence, insurance, registration and a licence plate.

    It also outlines rules and penalties, and gives municipalities the ability to designate local streets for off-highway vehicle use through bylaws.

    New regulations under the Road Trails Act also set out requirements for vehicle equipment, helmets and road signage for designated roads.

    Quick Facts:

    the off-highway vehicle pilot project started in 2018

    the Road Trails Act applies to all-terrain vehicles, including multipurpose off-highway utility vehicles and recreational off-highway vehicles, as well as dirt bikes

    the new act was introduced in the spring sitting of the legislature

    Additional Resources:

    Road Trails Act: https://nslegislature.ca/.../64th_1st/3rd_read/b273.htm

    Off-highway vehicle pilot project and reports, including designated roads: https://novascotia.ca/ohv-pilot/

    Department of Public Works on the X platform, formerly known as Twitter: https://twitter.com/NS_PublicWorks


    Department of Public Works (@NS_PublicWorks) / X

  • 05 Jul 2023 11:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ATVANS is a rapidly growing organization, with growth comes both challenges and opportunities. Today we are posting two new employment opportunities that we believe will improve our organization and lead to even more growth. 

    We will be receiving resumes starting today until July 18th. If you or someone you know fits our needs please feel free to share the job placement information. Our plan is to hire and start this summer. No phone calls please.

    Thank you,

    Barry Barnet
    Executive Director 

    Communications Coordinator Job Listing 2023.pdf

    Project Manager Job Listing 2023.pdf

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