Go Off Roading in Alberta Canada

Alberta, Canada is the place to be if your jeep or truck is more comfortable off the road than on. This area has trails that are man-made just for off-roading as well as many that used to be logging trails, etc. There is a trail for everyone, from the beginner to the seasoned, experienced off-the-roader. Here are some rules and regulations as well as trail information if you ever want to go off roading in Alberta Canada.

Rules and Regulations

  • Vehicles are required to be registered to the owner, with proper licenses and tags available to be inspected.
  • Trails are to be used for their specific purpose only, trail sharing by various vehicles is only allowed when specified
  • Proof of valid insurance is required
  • Adequate muffler on vehicle is required
  • Headlights and taillights are required to be in working order on vehicle
  • Lights should be used from one half hour before sunset until one half hour after sunrise and when visibility is below 60m

Places To find off-the-road trails

  • Alberta TrailsBrown Creek- offers spots to fish and camp with toilets and firewood available
  • Timeu Creek
  • Fallen Timber- about 70km north of Cochrane on highway 940, many trails and camping
  • Elinor Lake
  • Rocky Mountain House- has numerous trails and several campsites in area
  • Fawcett Lake
  • Jackfish Lake
  • Deer Creek
  • Brazeau Resevoir
  • Beaver Creek- is 40km north of Pincher Creek, has a number of trails and camping spots
  • Ram River Falls
  • Brule Lake Sand Dunes
  • Crescent Falls
  • Tay River Recreation Area
  • Cadomin Area- has a large number of trails and camping spots
  • Waiparous/Ghost River OHV Area
  • Alberta Safari Park
  • McLean Creek
  • Drayton Valley
  • Dead Horse Meadows- it is about 90km northwest of Grande Cache, with campsites available

Preserving Trails For the Next Generation

The scenery you will encounter when you’re traveling up and down the trails of the Off Highway Vehicle designated areas in Alberta will absolutely take your breath away with its beauty. However, that could quickly change if the environment isn’t guarded correctly. Off roaders should always stay on the trails when there are restrictions posted to that effect. For the protection and safety of the animals and humans, there should be no feeding of the animals. Littering the countryside should never be done anywhere, especially in such a beautiful spot. Leave the land the way you found it.

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