Do you drive a snowmobile or ATV? Learn the rules for driver safety.

Off-terrain vehicles may be used for recreation, but they're not toys. They're powerful, heavy machines that can have dangerous consequences. Remember to use caution when driving an off-highway vehicle (OHV), have the proper insurance, and always report collisions.

Wear a Helmet

  • As of May 15, 2017, helmets are mandatory for anyone riding an OHV on public land.
  • An average of 19 OHV riders die each year, and almost 70 per cent of those who lost their lives weren’t wearing helmets. 
  • Click here for more details.

Don't Drive Impaired

OHV users can be charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with impaired driving

Know the Rules

The minimum unsupervised age to ride an OHV on public land is 14. Riders under the age of 14 must be supervised by someone 18 years or older who is either in the passenger seat or riding close by. The rider must be able to reach all controls and steer while seated.

Learn more about snowmobile and ATV safety.