All Terrain Vehicles on Municipal Roads in Osgoode

As per the direction of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, the City of Ottawa Rural Affairs Office is developing regulations to allow all terrain vehicle (ATV) use on certain municipal roadways (both opened and unopened) in Osgoode Ward on a pilot project basis.

A map of the proposed trail network is available for review and comment on the Rural Connections website at

The regulations are proposed to include elements such as:

  • Year-round access to the trails for ATVs, except during spring thaw;
  • ATVs would be permitted on trails 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset;
  • Speed limits of no more than 50km/h, lower in areas where warranted;
  • Modified exhaust and/or two stroke ATV engines would be prohibited due to noise concerns;

For more information, and/or to provide feedback on the proposal, please contact the Rural Affairs Office at or 613-580-2424 x23852.