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Brule Lake Sand Dunes


    Brule Lake Sand Dunes

    Riding Area: Brule Lake Sand Dunes

    Located on the South Shore of Brule Lake, a short 16km from Hinton, AB the area offers an abundance of natural sand dunes and public land nearby to explore. Brule Lake is one of the only dune areas in Alberta where OHV use is permitted. Flags on all off-highway vehicles is highly recommended as visibility on the dunes can be very limited in some areas. The access road to the dunes is unmaintained and is recommended for 4x4 vehicles only.

    For more information on the Brule Lake Dunes, visit the Hinton town web site

    Hinton, Alberta is located off highway 16.

    From the East (Edmonton area), take highway 16 East past Hinton to just past the Overlander access road on the right.

    From the South (Banff area), take highway 93 North to Jasper, then head East on highway 16 towards Hinton. Look for the access road just before the Overlander access road on the left at Brule Lake.

    Province of Alberta
    *** NOTICE ***
    This page includes a brief summary of provincial/state laws regulating ATV / Off-highway vehicle use current to April 2012. It is not intended as an absolute reference as laws are subject to change without notice and many potential prohibited acts may be covered by other legislation or statutes. It is recommended that you consult with the latest version of state statutes or provincial legislation.
    General prohibited acts that may not be covered by specific OHV legislation include trespassing on private property, unlawful use of OHV on public highways, reckless use of off-highway vehicles, operation of off-highway vehicles while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, damage to public or private property or damage to natural habitats or protected areas which are all unlawful in every province and state.
    The operation of off highway vehicles on public lands are regulated in the province of Alberta under section 319 of the Alberta Traffic Safety Act.
    These regulations cover use on any and all public lands in the province of Alberta. This includes parks, parkland streets, roads and other public access corridors. Private land use is exempt from these regulations.
    For more information, download a copy of the Alberta ATV Regulations

    Summary of legislation regulating ATV use
    Registration Required
    All Alberta residents and those individuals holding valid Alberta drivers licenses are required to register their off-highway vehicle through Alberta registries prior to operating on public lands (Crown Land). A valid license plate and registration decals are required to be displayed on the vehicle at all times.
    Temporary visitors to Alberta are exempt from registration requirements provided that;
    (1) The presence in Alberta is 30 days or less AND

    (2) The off-highway vehicle meets all licensing and registration requirements of the owners home province or state.
    A person under the age of 18 cannot register a off highway vehicle without the written consent of the child's parents.

    Liability insurance required
    A valid financial responsibility card (liability insurance) is required for all Alberta residents operating on public lands. Non-residents are required to either hold valid out-of-province liability insurance that is valid while operating in the province of Alberta OR the purchase of temporary liability insurance for the purpose of coverage while operating off highway vehicles on public lands.
    Minimum age
    A minimum age of 14 is required for operation of an off highway vehicle on public lands. An exemption allows underage operators to ride if they are operating an off highway vehicle appropriate for their size and age and are accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.
    It is unlawful for a person under the age of 14 to operate an off highway vehicle on or adjacent to a highway, including crossing a highway.
    Use on highways or roadways prohibited
    It is unlawful to operate an off highway vehicle on a public roadway or highway, including the shoulder area or median.
    Required lighting
    All off highway vehicles operating on public lands require BOTH of the following lighting;
    (1) A minimum of one headlight, which is white in color and is visible from a distance of 60 meters or more;

    (2) A minimum of one tail lamp, which is red in color and is visible from a distance of 60 meters or more.
    Muffler required
    All off highway vehicles operating on public lands must be equipped with a muffler system that is equipped with a spark arrestor which prevents sparks and flames from emitting.
    Other General Prohibitions
    It is unlawful to operate an off highway vehicle on private lands or crown land which is leased to a third party without the prior permission of the landowner or lease holder.

    Please visit our Canadian land use forums for discussions regarding land use and legal issues.

    OHV Registration / Permit
    All Alberta residents and those individual holding Alberta drivers licenses are required to register their off-highway vehicles through Alberta Registries prior to operating on public land. A valid license plate and registration decals are required to be displayed on the vehicle.
    Non-residents are exempt provided that they meet all OHV registration and licensing requirements from their home province or state and the duration of operation in the province is 30 days or less. Any operator or vehicle that does not meet these requirements is required to obtain an Alberta registration on the vehicle.
    For more information on ATV/OHV use in Alberta, please download the Alberta ATV Regulations

    Remote area. No local services. Nearest services in Hinton,AB

    Due to the remote nature of the trail, conditions can vary greatly, depending on the time of year. Expect mild to moderate snow and temperatures from November to April and rain/wet conditions during spring months. Dress and carry appropriate clothing for the conditions. GPS systems are recommended for those not familiar with the area.

    Cellular coverage in this area can be extremely spotty / non-existent, so 2-way radios are recommended to maintain communication with other members of your party.


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    Many trails and areas that are not specifically designated as OHV areas may be unofficial riding areas, places where riding is neither condoned nor prohibited (Tolerated). Always ride responsibly in these areas to avoid future closures. Some areas are subject to seasonal closures such as forest fire season. Always do the proper research before planning a riding trip.

    Some areas, in particular public lands and crown land may have specific regulations which can vary from state to state and province to province, such as liability insurance requirements and or specific OHV safety courses which may be required before you can ride in these areas. It is up to you to conduct the proper research to ensure you are in compliance with the law.

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