Off Highway Vehicles
Brazeau County has passed a bylaw authorizing the operation of off-highway vehicles on highways, Right-of-ways and Municipal property in Brazeau County.
An OHV is any motorized vehicle designed for cross-country travel on land, water, snow, ice, marsh or swampland or on other natural terrain.
No one under the age of 14 years old is allowed to operate any OHV on a highway and may not operate an OHV on public property. Restrictions apply, see full Bylaw.
All OHVs are required to have certain equipment in working order while being operated in the County. See full Bylaw for details.
Properly fastened helmets, having at least a “DOT Approved”/CSA safety rating for motorized use are required for all OHV operators and passengers.
Any OHV being operated or transported on County lands, roads or trails must have valid insurance and registration. Evidence of such must be provided on demand.
It is illegal for any person to use an OHV in connection with acts of vandalism, harassment of wildlife or domestic animals, or in commission of a crime. It is also illegal for anyone to operate an OHV in such a manner as to damage the environment, County property and/or to remove signs, posts or barriers, which serve as warnings or controls. OHVs cannot be operated between 10:00pm and 8:00am and must be operated at a reasonable rate of speed.
OHVs are restricted from travelling in the following areas: any Park or County Residential Multi-lot subdivision; on any highway within the County, where signs have been posted prohibiting use; in an environmental reserve area; and Provincial road allowances or ditches.