The Elkford ATV Club represents about 85 members and is the only ATV/BC affiliated club in the Elk Valley.

We are a responsible group of motorized environmentalists who care a great deal about wildlife and habitat, and we understand better than anyone what a wonderful place we live and work and recreate in. We work closely with the District of Elkford on the Elkford Trails network. We also work closely with the Elk Valley RCMP and the Elk Valley Conservation Officers. We also partner with Forest Lands and Natural Resources (FLNR) and Recreation Sites and Trails BC (RSTBC) on trails and projects.

Projects

Our Club does a lot of trail work. Every year we ride the trails and remove brush and debris and blow down off the trails. We also work on keeping our valley clean of garbage. We do garbage clean up a couple of times a year, For those days we also use trucks and trailers as well as our ATV’s. We usually end our workday with a cookout. Each September we partner with the Elk River Alliance and help with the Elk River Clean-Up Day. That usually lasts a couple of hours and then we usually have a year-end wind-up cookout. We try hard to be good environmental stewards of our beautiful valley.

One of the biggest volunteer projects that we work on is the Southern Rocky Mountain Grizzly Bear Project. Once a month from June to October we check Grizzly Rub Trees for grizzly bear hair samples, that are collected for DNA analysis. We ride all the way north of Elkford to the Alberta Border, plus we do a few side valleys. We are looking for more volunteers for this important project that has been going on for about 15 years now. We will provide training through our Project Manager.

Click through this slideshow to see images of what we do!

Why Join?

TOP 10 REASONS TO JOIN YOUR LOCAL ATV CLUB

  1. Meet new people with similar interests
  2. Protect and ensure your right to ride in the Elk Valley and area
  3. Ensure that future generations of people will have the opportunity to enjoy what we do now
  4. Strength in numbers when dealing with the various government agencies and special interest groups
  5. Elkford ATV Club offers Canada Safety Council Safe Riders course
  6. The club is insured for liability for group club events through ATV/BC
  7. All members are eligible to attend the Provincial Annual General Meeting and Jamboree
  8. Save money on insurance rates through ATV/BC’s affiliated Oasis Insurance program
  9. Protect the environment and ride responsibly
  10. We need your creativity and input; what do you want your club to be?

How does being a member of an ATV club save you money on insurance?

When you join our club you also join ATV BC, and that gives you a big discount with Oasis Insurance. Our club partners with Western Financial in Elkford, Sparwood, and Fernie. Riders can go to any of these locations and get their club memberships and all insurances needed. You may be eligible for other discounts as well if you have taken an ATV safety course etc.

Conservation officers have been checking ATV’s being used on Forest Service Roads. Legislation requires that people register their off-highway vehicles and carry liability insurance.  The Off Road Vehicle Act also requires that operators have a valid driver’s license held by the operator. There is a fine associated with the violation, many people have been fined recently for non-compliance.

Meetings

Meetings are held April to October, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the Elkford Community Centre.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about the trails, please contact our Club on the email for our website atv@elkfordtrails.com . Safe riding everyone, see you on the trails.

Post: P.O. Box 699, Elkford, BC V0B 1H0

atv@elkfordtrails.com

Our Board Members

President Murray Haight (250) 865-7227
Vice President
Recording Secretary Kim Ryan (250) 433-7438
Treasurer  Gordon Galloway (250) 865-7564
Director Social Media Kim Ryan (250) 433-7438
Director Public Relations Ray Levesque
Director Fernie Dan Rotella (250) 423-1372