Important information about off road vehicles.

*Important Information  About Off Road Vehicles*

Including Dirt Bikes, Side by Sides, ATV’s, Snowmobiles, Golf Carts, etc.

A couple of years ago, a unique agreement was reached with the RCMP that allows people operating Off-Road Vehicles (ORV’s) to drive on the non-paved side of roads and also to cross roads in our area, in order to legally access the surrounding forest service roads and trails, as well as access to fuel at the Trading Post. 

This is a PRIVILEGE to all riders in the area, one that can be revoked at any time if the RCMP finds that the rules are not being followed.  Fines start at $598 for violation.

Rules for operating an ORV in the townsite:

  • Permit from the Princeton RCMP detachment is required and must be renewed annually. 
  • Current ICBC registration and basic coverage for the ORV and a license plate. 
  • Operators must have a valid driver’s license.
  • NO driving on Coalmont Road or Otter Avenue, this is a designated highway.  You may cross it with this permit.  Maps are posted at either end of Otter Avenue for review.
  • Maximum 30km per hour speed limit

Permits can be obtained FOR FREE directly from the Princeton detachment of the RCMP by emailing proof of ICBC basic coverage, along with a copy of your driver’s license, requesting the permit, to:

[email protected]

Indicate whether you would like to pick up the permit in person at the Princeton detachment or if you would like the permit mailed to you.

Tulameen Residents, Timberline Cruisers ATV Club and the Tulameen Community Club have worked alongside the RCMP to create a unique pilot project where we can use our ORVs within the town limits.  Please respect the rules we need to follow in order to maintain this privilege..

Have fun and be safe!