All-Terrain Vehicles and SnowmobilesChange
You are required to hold a valid driver’s licence, regardless of class, to operate an all-terrain vehicle or snowmobile. You must also abide by the conditions associated with the licence you hold.
On a public road, trail, or any other area of use that is not covered by the Highway Safety Code, you must:
If you are 16 or 17 and want to drive a snowmobile or an all-terrain vehicle, you must have a training certificateThis document attests that a person under 18 years of age has the competence and knowledge required to operate an off-road vehicle..
The certificate is issued after completing the mandatory training that all new drivers should follow, regardless of their age.
The training is given by certified monitors listed on the Fédération québécoise des clubs quads website.
Note that for complementary information on the rules you must follow when riding a trail bike in parks and on trails, you can contact the Fédération québécoise des motos hors route or refer to their website. The Fédération can also let you know which of Québec’s federated trails you can ride on with your trail bike.
A training certificate is not required to drive a recreational off-road vehicle because you can only drive that type of vehicle if you are 18 or older.
If you are 16 or 17 and live outside Québec
You do not need to obtain a training certificate, provided you hold a driver’s licence issued by the appropriate authority in your home jurisdiction (e.g. an Ontario driver’s licence).
Last update: September 16, 2021