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In the spring of 2016, Grey County received requests from the Dufferin Grey ATV Club and South Bruce Peninsula ATV Club to allow the use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and side-by-side off-road vehicles (ORVs) on certain County roads. On occasion, operators of ATVs need to travel on County Roads to connect with trails and reach their destinations.

Council has approved the use of ATVs and side-by-side off-road vehicles following a successful one year pilot. 

ATVs on County Roads Pilot Brochure

Grey County Roads Not allowing ATVs

For the safety of ATV operators and other road users, not all County roads allow ATVs. ATVs are permitted on all Grey County roads except for those listed on the following chart.

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Roads NOT allowing ATVs
Grey Road Number ATVs Not Permitted:
1 (2nd Ave West) 10th Street West to 14th Street West (Owen Sound)
2 Grey Dufferin Townline to Highway 26
4 (10th Street) Bruce County to East Hanover Town Limits
4 (Durham Road West, Bruce Street North, Lambton Street, Durham Street) East Hanover Town Limits to Wilcox Lake Rd.
4 30th Sideroad to Grey Road 124
5 (2nd Ave East) 1st Street SW to 1st Street East (Owen Sound)
7 Sideroad 10B to Euphrasia/St. Vincent Townline
9 Dufferin Road 9 to Grey Road 124
10 (7th Ave) Knappville Road to Grey Road 28/Bruce Road 22
12 11th Line to Euphrasia/St. Vincent Townline
13 Grey Road 4 to 8th Concession
13 (Matilda Street, Marsh Street, Bruce Street South) 12th Concession B to Highway 26
14 Artemesia/Southgate Townline to Grey Road 4
18 Inglis Falls Road to Highway 6 and 21 (Springmount)
19 Grey Road 2 to Highway 26
21 Grey Road 19 to Highway 26
28 Concession 2 SDR to Grey Road 10/7th Ave (Hanover)
30 Grey Road 12 to Grey Road 13
31 Grey Road 2 to 8th Concession B
32 Highway 10 to Grey Road 30
40 Grey Road 29 to Highway 26
113 (Alfred Street West) Grey Road 13 (Bruce Street South) to Highway 26
119 Grey Road 13 to Grey Road 19 (roundabout)
124 Grey/Dufferin Townline to Grey Road 4




On June 9, 2016, Grey County hosted a public meeting to discuss the use of ATVs on roads, and additional sections of the CP Rail Trail. The County also reached out to each local municipality for their input and recommendations. ATVs were supported on many County roads except where safety was a concern, or where the local municipality asked for ATVs to remain banned.

Uses and Restrictions

  • ATVs are allowed on specified Grey County Roads from sunrise until sunset, April 15 to November 17.
  • All ATVs using Grey County roads must be licensed and insured.
  • Drivers must follow all other laws, including the Highway Traffic Act and Off‑Road Vehicles Act.

Violations of the ATV by-law may result in a fine.


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