When you’re on the Iron Horse Trail, you are in the heart of history, and your mind is focused on the adventure at hand. Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail is an unsupervised backcountry trail so planning is essential. These trail resources will help you to plan your trip and make sure that everyone has a safe and adventure-filled trip!
The Iron Horse Trail is a collaborative effort, and it takes all of us to maintain this trail for many years of enjoyment.
In order to keep your trip as enjoyable as possible, it is important to know about the applicable municipal and provincial bylaws. We’ve compiled this listing of bylaws and regulations for your single source of information. It is important to note, that while we have provided this listing of rules, regulations and bylaws for your convenience, but it is up to the trail user to ensure that they are following all applicable laws.
GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS
Helmets are required under provincial law when operating an off-highway vehicle on public land
All motorized vehicles MUST be registered and insured
No one under 14 years of age is permitted to operate an off-highway vehicle on public land unless under the direct supervision of an adult 18 years or older. Adults must occupy the passenger seat or in a vehicle travelling in close proximity
Anything other than a stock muffler (i.e. any device that increases the noise of an off-highway vehicle) is illegal
Consider that adjacent land to the Iron Horse Trail is privately owned, and whether posted or not, off-highway vehicles are not permitted to trespass without permission
Reckless and/or careless driving and/or driving without due consideration for others is considered Dangerous Driving under the Traffic Safety Act and carries a significant fine up to, and including, seizure of the off-highway vehicle
The trail is multi-use and four season. Multi-use means permitting more than one type of trail user during different seasons. Exclusive snowmobile use and non-motorized use during the winter months and other uses in the summer months.