Canada Safety Council

To operate an OHV (Off-Highway Vehicle) other than a snowmobile or dirt bike, the driver must be at least 14 years old. If drivers are between 14 and 19, they must have completed an OHV Safety Training course. All 14 and 15-year-olds must be supervised by an adult with a valid driver’s license for at least 24 months or complete an OHV Safety Training course.

Anyone over 16 may drive an OHV if they have a valid driver’s license and have held it for at least 24 months. If they have not owned a valid driver’s license for 24 months, they must still complete an OHV Safety Training course.

Operators of an OHV must carry a government-issued registration for the OHV. They must have a valid license plate attached to the OHV, which must be visible anytime the OHV is off the owner’s property.


While many rules are imposed by provincial or municipal authorities, the PEI ATV Federation applies additional expectations to permitted riders. These general rules apply to all riders and their ATVs on PEI ATV Federation trails. 

As an ATV rider, you are an ambassador for ATV enthusiasts everywhere. In Prince Edward Island, the PEI ATV Federation is fully committed to ensuring that all ATV riders abide by laws governing the use of ATVs where riding is permitted. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are familiar with local by-laws and other restrictions while riding PEI ATV Federation-sanctioned trails. Before you ride, take time to know your obligations. If you are uncertain about trail restrictions or requirements for riding on PEI ATV Federation trails, contact us directly for assistance.