ORV Trail Fund
Established in 2017, the Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Trail Fund is funded from a portion of vehicle registration fees collected by ICBC. The fund’s goal is to enhance off-road vehicle trails, providing both B.C. residents and visitors with a quality outdoor recreation experience.
There are two categories in which to apply:
- The construction and maintenance of ORV trails.
- The promotion of safe and responsible use of ORVs.
A five-year plan has been developed to fund future trail recreation opportunities between 2018 and 2022. The planned total yearly disbursements will be between $100,000 and $250,000 per year, depending on the growth of the fund, which is administered by the Recreation Sites and Trails Branch.
Intake for the 2019 ORV Trail Fund is now closed.
Any legal entity in the province, except for individuals, can apply. This includes:
- First Nations
- Local governments (such as municipal districts and regional districts)
- ORV organizations (including quads, dirt bikes, snowmobiles, motorbikes and universal terrain vehicles)
- Non-profit societies
The Recreation Sites and Trails Branch, along with ATVBC, the BC Off-road Motorcycle Association and the BC Snowmobile Federation.
Applicants have up to two years to complete their funded project, whether it is for the construction of new trails, maintenance of existing trails, or for safety promotion activities.
As more ORVs are registered, more money will be transferred into the ORV Trail Fund.
Many businesses, such as forest licensees, contribute to public recreation opportunities in B.C. The province does not want to exclude any organization that wants to advance the development of recreational opportunities.