Before you ride on sanctioned trails in Kawartha Lakes, you must purchase a Kawartha ATV Association (KATVA) permit or possess a valid Haliburton ATV Association (HATVA) permit. Your valid permit will allow you to ride on sanctioned trails within Kawartha Lakes, on select trails in Peterborough County, and on trails in Haliburton, where a HATVA permit is otherwise required. No other trail permits or passes are valid on KATVA trails. Get your permit, ride safe, and have fun.

In this section, you can: learn about where you can ride, find out what types of permits are available, and see where you can purchase a permit. Be sure to review all information on this website before you ride on the trails described here.


Where You Can Ride

With your valid KATVA pass or permit (or valid HATVA permit) you can ride any sanctioned trails in Kawartha Lakes, the Victoria Rail Trail Corridor (VRTC) – Bethany, Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, Kinmount, and the Somerville Forest Tract, north of Burnt River. You can also ride the area commonly referred to as the Five Points system, north east of Bobcaygeon.

Please note, with a KATVA permit you can also ride any HATVA sanctioned trails, including trails in the regions of Muskoka, Madawaska and Haliburton County, plus the Algonquin West ATV Club and North Hasting ATV Association areas. If you have questions about any of these riding areas contact the appropriate club or speak to a KATVA board member.

Types of KATVA Permits Available

You can select a short-term permit or an annual permit. Simply determine which permit type best suits your planned ride frequency or personal situation. The KATVA riding season commences May 1 and ends November 30. If you possess any other ATV permit, be sure to read the important note below. Permits are issued only to riders 16 years of age or older, who possess a valid driver’s license.

Important Note: If you possess a valid HATVA permit you may ride on KATVA trails without a KATVA permit. The following trail passes are not valid on Kawartha Lakes’ trails at any time: Trillium Trail Pass, OFATV Pass, EOTA Pass, or ATVOntario PowerPass (or any other trail permits).


Short-Term Permits

These permits are ideal for anyone (one rider) who does not plan to ride KATVA trails on a regular basis, or who does not want to commit to an annual permit.

  • Short-term permits entitle you to ride KATVA trails on a defined, limited basis.
  • Short-term permits are valid only on day or days specified.
  • Short-term permits are not transferable.
  • Short-term permits can be purchased more than once by one person in a season.
  • Short-term permits do not entitle you to KATVA membership privileges.


Annual Permits

These permits are ideal for riders who plan to ride KATVA trails on a regular basis. Annual permits are only issued jointly with KATVA membership.

  • Annual permits entitle you access to KATVA trails during ATV riding season(s) and KATVA membership.
  • Annual permits are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
  • Annual permits are not transferable.
  • Annual permits include KATVA membership.


KATVA (or HATVA) permits are required by the City of Kawartha Lakes to ride on sanctioned trails within the municipality. By-law restrictions do apply. Valid permits are required on trails that access private lands. KATVA permits are valid for riding only during specified dates, between May 1 and November 30.


Permit Cost

Daily Pass: $20.00 (one ATV / one day)

Two Day Pass: $30.00 (one ATV / two days)

Seven Day Pass: $50.00 (one ATV / seven days)

Single Annual Membership: $125.00 (one ATV / one season)

Family Annual Membership: $250.00 Family Annual Membership $250.00 CAD (All machines must be registered to the same address. Owners must be immediate family members.)

All rates are inclusive of HST.



You can visit any authorized retailer or sponsor in-person to obtain any type of short-term or annual permit.

For annual permits/memberhips, you will be issued a temporary permit and will be asked to complete a membership application. Your membership application will then be forwarded to KATVA for processing. Your membership package will be sent you by mail. For your convenience, you can download a membership application to complete in advance of visiting a retailer. Do not complete a membership application for short-term permit purchases.

Balsam RPM6675 Highway 35
Coboconk K0M 1K0
Blackstock Motorsports3580 Byers Road
Blackstock L0B 1B0
Buck N Up6694 Hwy #35
Coboconk K0M 1K0
Cameron Cycle2232 Davis Road
Peterborough K9J 6X4
Dunfords of Havelock9323 County Road 30
Havelock K0L 1Z0
Flynn's Store1474 County Road 507
Buckhorn K0L 1J0
Gourley Automotive 1450 Hwy 7A
Bethany L0A 1A0
HB Cycle66 McLaren's Creek Road
Cameron K0M 1G0
Lindsay Chamber of Commerce180 Kent Street West
Lindsay K9V 2Y6
Lindsay Cycle340 Verlum Road, Hwy 36
Lindsay K9V 4R3
Log Chateau1691 Cty Rd 121, RR2
Fenelon Falls K0M 1N0
McGregor Sportsline3294 County Road 36 South
Norland Marine7267 Hwy 35
Coboconk K0M 1K0
Peterborough Cycle and Salvage /
6860 ON-7
Peterborough K9J 6Z9
Pirate's Cove579 Cty Rd 36
Bobcaygeon K0M 1A0
Shop & Save4088 Cty Rd 121, Box 209
Kinmount K0M 2A0
Spoiled Sports1898 Baseline Road
Bowmanville L1C 3K3
Todd Equipment Ltd.955 Syer Line
Fraserville K0L 1V0
UPI4 Lindsay Street
Fenelon Falls K0M 1N0



You can purchase permits online now. It’s a simple, two-step process. You must complete an online application, and then complete payment. All transactions are processed by PayPal™.

Be sure you double check your application.
Print a copy of receipt for your records.

Click to purchase online now.



You can download a membership application. Simply complete the application and mail with your payment (by cheque) at your convenience. Mail to Kawartha ATV Association, P.O. Box 21, Lindsay ON K9V 4R8. Prior to mailing make a duplicate copy for your records.  If you have any questions about permits or membership, contact our Permits Coordinator or Membership Coordinator.

Click for printable application.