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  • 20 Jul 2020 3:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On the 106 trail just north of Marinette the Sheet Harbour club is constructing a bridge to replace the aging Jack Lowe bridge.

    Please use caution in this area

  • 09 Jul 2020 3:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ATVANS Welcomes New Club - West Richmond Riders Association

    ATVANS recently voted to accept a new club into our growing network of clubs across Nova Scotia. West Richmond Riders Association will fill a needed gap and help create connectivity from Port Hawkesbury to existing clubs northeast in Richmond County. ATVANS is the third largest ATV federation in Canada with clubs in all regions of Nova Scotia. Even during these difficult, unsure times we continue to attract new members through our online registration system.

    ATVANS now has 42 member clubs.

  • 10 May 2020 5:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We were off to a slow start but the clubs have begun some projects around the province with more in the works.

    The Small Grant Budget Funding Has been received for 2020.

    Each year ATVANS manages the ATVANS Small Project Grant Program. This year $100,000 has been set aside for small local projects. Clubs can apply for up to $5000 per project with matching funds or in-kind labour. This program is administered by Corey Robar (trails coordinator) and has oversight from the ATVANS Trails Committee.

    Clubs should contact Corey prior to starting any work to see if their project is eligible. This program is an important tool for building and maintaining our trail network. For more details contact Corey Robar at trails@atvans.org.  All unused funds are not carried forward.

  • 22 Apr 2020 12:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    April 22, 2020 

    Sent via email:   barry.barnet@ns.sympatico.ca 

    Dear Barry, 

    Thank you for taking the time for our phone call on April 21st. 

    As we discussed, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation all Nova Scotians are being asked to stay at home as much as possible and avoid non-essential travel and activities.  This means that at this time outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, fishing and ATV riding should not happen.  It is also important that Nova Scotians know that at this time all provincial parks and trails are closed to the public. 

    I recognize that what we are asking all Nova Scotians to do to limit the spread and impact of COVID-19 may be difficult, but at present it is critical to continue with these restrictive measures.  Please know that I will be looking to slowly open up outdoor recreational activities as soon as this can be done safely.  

    I will be communicating this information directly to Nova Scotians in the coming days during my daily briefings. Your willingness to communicate directly to your members, and if possible, the ATV riding community in Nova Scotia is greatly appreciated. 

    I have also asked my colleagues at Nova Scotia Environment to continue their compliance activities regarding outdoor recreational activities. 

    Please contact me if you have any questions. 



    Robert Strang MD, MHSc, FRCPC
    Chief Medical Officer of Health

    c:             Karen Wong-Petrie, Director, Environmental Health and Food Safety, NS Environment

  • 18 Apr 2020 7:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Members and all riders are advised that parking your vehicle and trailers is not permitted at the private parking lot across from Emanuel Baptist Church in Hammond's Plains. Only authorized parking at that location. Please respect private property at all times.

  • 02 Apr 2020 12:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    To be clear, all in-person events and meetings (including rallies and fun runs) are postponed until social distancing measures are lifted by public health officials. 

    These measures are in place to protect you and your family. We must do our part to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotia. Now is not the time to look for loop holes or ways around public health directives. Public health describes social distancing as gathering in groups of five or less for ESSENTIAL purposes. 

    Thank you for your ongoing support. 

    Kevin Lombard

  • 24 Mar 2020 2:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Broadhorns ATV Club, in conjunction with Guysborough Trails Association and St. Mary's Trails Association, has closed the Old Guysborough rail-bed (TCT) to motorized traffic between Guysborough and Aspen. (the old rail bed, see map below).

  • 16 Mar 2020 8:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    March 16th 2020

    Please be advised that the board of directors of ATVANS, acting on advice from public health officials and legal counsel, have decided to postpone the planned AGM scheduled for April 24-26th. The board will continue to monitor the ongoing public health issues and notify members when the AGM will be rescheduled.

    The board’s first and foremost concern is the health and safety of our members, staff and guests.  Guests who have already paid to register will receive a full refund. Those who may have already booked hotel rooms are advised to contact Holiday Inn immediately to cancel their room. Should you have any issues in this matter please feel free to contact us and we will provide any assistance we can.

    The board further directs that all planned zone meetings be postponed until further notice and advises clubs to consider postponing upcoming club meetings. Should clubs decide to cancel future meetings we can assist in member notification.

    Barry Barnet

    Executive Director ATVANS

  • 07 Jan 2020 10:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ATTENTION: Please be aware that there is a bridge out on the Marine Riders' 501 trail. This bridge is known as the Roger Mailman Bridge, or the Jeep Bridge. There is no way around this area. Please avoid this area until we are able to replace this bridge.

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