Working with our Partners
Grand Forks ATV has been involved in the Regions Outdoor Recreation development for many years, their 100 members have countless hours maintaining amenities and trails in the Region. GFATV holds agreements with Recreation Sites and Trails to maintain 8 Recreation Sites in the North Fork , Grand Forks, and Christina Lake area. They also hold a “Lease of Occupancy” with the City of Grand Forks for the Morrissey Staging area.
Since registering their Not for Profit society in 2012, they have successfully completed two Provincial sponsored Job Creation Program, held many trail education and safety events and held accessible historic lunch and rides for seniors and near seniors, oldest participant 94. They’re latest project Franklin Heritage Trail will see 19 km of Historic Wagon Road located in the North Fork registered as a Heritage Trail .
Grand Forks ATV and West Kootenay Snow Goers sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
“The Memorandum of Understanding will create a solid foundation both societies can build upon. The Paulson area is one of the most significant historic areas in BC. With well-marked safe trails, everyone can have fun year-round no matter their accessibility level.” Doug Zorn – President, GFATV.
The West Kootenay SnoGoers Association (WKSG) are a nonprofit society established in the late sixties for the promotion and support of family oriented, safe snowmobiling.
WKSG maintains an extensive 60 km network of groomed trails and a large warming shelter within our tenured area on the north side of Highway 3 near Nancy Greene Lake. Our snowmobiling area is generally referred to as “24 Mile” and extends from Mitchener Creek to the Paulson Summit, to Bulldog, Big Sheep and Shields Roads and to the north towards the Arrow Lake. Our members are families who love snowmobiling and call Castlegar, Rossland, Trail, Fruitvale/Montrose, Nelson, and Washington State home. We host organized snowmobiling events and fund raisers for our members and for the general public throughout the winter season. A trail pass, either through an affordable annual membership cost, or day pass, is required to use the WKSG tenured area.
Grand Forks ATV has been a member of Outdoor Recreation Council for many years. We are very pleased to see the progress this organization has made in the recent past. The recent funding announcements giving much needed funds to ORC is a great win! The recent survey linked here is a great example of the great work this Council is doing. GFATV participated in the June Trails Day initiative. ORC has promoted and help finance this event across BC.
Check out the Survey Results 2023-ipsos-survey