Off Highway Vehicles

Off Highway Vehicles

Using off highway vehicles (OHV's) for recreational purposes can be a lot of fun, but does have the potential for personal injury, or even death. This is why the Town of St. Paul is working to educate users about municipal bylaws and provincial acts relating to proper OHV operation as well as safety precautions to consider.

Discuss OHV Safety with your family

In order to create a safe environment in which OHV enthusiasts can enjoy the sport of their choice, the Town of St. Paul encourages adults and parents to set a good example for their children. It may be a good idea to review this information as a family, and discuss the importance of operating OHV's in a safe and lawful manner.

Bylaw and Provincial Law Guidelines

Did you know that. . . 
  • OHV’s must be licensed and insured with Alberta Registries, much in the same way as your car/truck,
  • Minimum age to operate an OHV alone is 14 years and hold a valid Class 7 Operators License,
  • OHV’s are prohibited on environmental reserves, school property, parks and any land marked with signage,
  • OHV’s must travel on the right hand side of the road and yield to other vehicle traffic and travel at a maximum speed of 30 km/h,
  • OHV operators are only allowed to drive to and from the Iron Horse Trail using back alleys or the most direct route,
  • Only Iron Horse Trail users are permitted to drive off the trail for gasoline, food or lodging purposes,
  • OHV’s are only permitted to be operated between the hours of 8:00 am to 11:00 pm,
  • OHV’s are subject to the same rules of the road as cars and trucks. 

Respect Other Residents

Town of St. Paul asks that OHV operators refrain from driving on other people's property or operating their OHV to cause excessive noise. Municipal Bylaws and Provincial Laws prohibit acts that are deemed to be a nuisance to other residents of St. Paul. In short, be respectful of your neighbours. 

Municipal Bylaws

OHV operators who are caught in contravention with municipal regulations, are committing an offence and will, as a result, be penalized accordingly. Under the Town of St. Paul’s bylaw, offenders will be fined $100.00 for a first offence, $250.00 for a second offence and $500.00 for all subsequent offences.