The Grand Forks ATV Club invites you to their Annual General Meeting on October 30, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion.

The club needs your support to help ensure GFATV is relevant now and in the future, to preserve our region’s history, environment and wildlife habitat while promoting the safe and responsible operation of ATV’s.

Grand Forks ATV Club – current projects

We are proceeding with The Franklin Heritage Trail.  A project proposal is being created for Heritage BC, to acquire funding for safety signage, points of interest and directional signage. We are hoping to create a brochure for the Franklin Heritage Trail and circulate these in early 2022. GFATV continues to work closely with our local Reps from RSTBC and has engaged them in the Franklin Heritage Trail proposal. We are very concerned with the number of dead trees adjacent to the trail. RSTBC has reached out to BC Wildfire Service to see if they could fall some of the dead trees.

GFATV continues to maintain our established trails, promote safety and responsible use of trails. We feel our vision mission statement is as relative today as it was when GFATV was first established.

Grand Forks ATV Club History

GFATV has been very active over its 11 years of incorporation. We have maintained approximately 100 members for the last several years. We initiated two very successful Job Creation Programs which established many kilometers of Mixed-Use Trails in area D as well as the surrounding Region. We created two very popular, free Trail Brochures that have helped increase visitors’ awareness of our area and the frequency of visitors coming to the Region. The GFATV Map Books we have created have been very much in demand and we are currently finishing up the third addition. This literature shows how GFATV promoted trails that help Mixed-Users access the area without depending on the main Forest Service Roads. This helps reduce the interaction between logging activities and recreationalists. Through studies we have learned 90 % of users will stay on well-marked, maintained trails. Brochures available at the AGM.

Our local representatives from Recreation Sites and Trails BC have been a great partner. We have worked together for many years creating a well-used Mixed-Use recreation area in the North Fork Region. One encouraging comment from a cyclist staying at Howe Creek Recreation Site. “This is a very great location for a Rec Site, there is nothing like this in the Christian Valley, great Brochure”. This always helps when we are cleaning up, (maintaining) the six recreation sites GFATV maintains from May to September. 

GFATV maintained a section of Trans Canada Trail for several years, from Cascade West to Lafferty. This section of Trail has such an abundance of history everyone in the Region and beyond should be able to travel along it to see what History has created. A few years ago, before Covid we promoted the area by providing a historic lunch and ride for some local Seniors and Mobility Challenged folks. The brochure, Ride the Rails Accessible Tour, example of the Ticket to Ride will be at AGM.  Everyone had a great time and our GFATV volunteers heard many great comments from participants, the oldest participant was 93, many had a direct link to the CPR. For many years we have also offered Rides to the clients of Sunshine Valley Services. We provided their clients with a loop ride around Morrissey Staging area. Their experience was very heartwarming for all involved.

Grand Forks ATV Club Vision and Mission Statement

The Grand Forks ATV Club is a registered not for profit organization. We are active in preserving the Region`s history, environment, and wildlife habitat, protecting our rights and privileges to access all trails. Promoting safe and responsible operation of ATVs, planning events and rides. Organizing meetings for every ATV enthusiast to attend. The Club is dedicated to promoting the safe use of marked trails by all users including youth, seniors, and near-seniors.

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