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Hear success stories, learn how to manage and develop your trail, and find out where Ontario Trails is headed.

Better Off-Road Trails and Riding For All

Presented by Ontario Federation of Trail Riders and the Ontario Federation of All-Terrain Vehicle Clubs, with support from local clubs, The Simcoe County Off-Road Riders Association and the Central Ontario ATV Club.

Provincial trail user federations and regional trails clubs, bring their expertise to Barrie, sharing best practices and success stories to help you maximize your return on trail tourism, and positive trail relations through better and safer trails.

The process of managing Off-Road Trails and Trail Users on a variety of lands is a key discussion amongst the user groups and land managers for trails in Ontario. Trailhead Off-Road brings users and managers together to discuss trails best practice.

Ontario’s ORV Provincial organizations have robust recreational trail programs that include safe and responsible riding practice, club development, insurance, signage, trail maintenance practice, policy and regulation development with higher than average rider compliance. Trailhead Off-Road is the place to learn about these successes.

Important Topics

Discover Off-Road best practices, innovations and ideas from across the country.

Inspiring Speakers

Gain insights from a range of influential leaders and experts.

Networking & More

Exchange ideas with fellow attendees and those shaping the future of ORV trails in Ontario.

Conference agenda

An idea of what’s in store for the event, Trailhead Off-Road: Forests, Land, Trails, and People

30min

Lobby

Coffee Served

15min

Barrie

Provincial ORV Organizations - A discussion of their work and impacts.

  • Ontario Federation of Trail Riders - 20 min
  • Ontario Federation of All-Terrain Vehicle Clubs - 20 min
  • Ontario Federation of 4 Wheel Drive Enthusiasts - 20 min
This session is designed for both the public and trail managers wanting to learn more about how these provincial organizations function to secure better and safer trails.

60 min

Barrie

Coffee served

15min

Lobby

The Economic Impact of ORV Trails  The provincial level ORV organizations provide best practices in trails tourism from across the country profiling: Voyageur Multi-Use Trails, lessons learned and opportunities revitalized. With input on trail development from the Ottawa Valley and North Bay Regions.

45 min

Barrie

ORV Club Development and Sustainability Club Presidents and supporters from throughout Ontario will be speaking to effective club leadership, recruitment and work performed by the clubs in support of local trails. Examples of club excellence will be profiled and celebrated.

45 min

Barrie

The Simcoe County Off-Road Riders Trail Development Experience Lessons Learned

60min

Barrie

 RTO 7 – Providing Regionally Based Trails and Trails Tourism Products and Services (2010-2020)

  • Profile Trail Destinations and Experiences – 30 min
  • RTO 7 Tools and Tips for Industry Development – 30 min

60min

Barrie

Trails and Trail Activity - Local Product of National Importance

  • 4x4 Trails – 15 min
  • Crown Forests– Simcoe and Ganaraska speak to Trails – 15 min
  • Atv'ing and Trails Promotion – OFATV and CQC- 30 min

45min

Barrie

Coffee Served

15min

Barrie

Trail Development and Management - Provincial Programs

  • Representatives from ORV, Lands, Forests, and Enthusiasts talk to their local and regional inputs to trail branding and marketing strategies. Providing local uniqueness with ORV/Mixed use impacts. - 30 minutes
  • Branding and Trail Signage – 20 min

50min

Barrie

Off-Road and Province-wide Planning– leadership buy-in.

30min

Barrie

Keynote Speaker TBD The revitalization and re-development of product lines take both a strategy and fortitude. In the face of opposition and resistance sometimes community trails tourism development takes fortitude and an idea that your community can be better through supported product lines. Our speaker will talk to the experience of improving small town rural trails, on and off crown lands and in four-season destination; through strategy and partnership development.

45min

Barrie

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Trailhead Ontario has great sponsorship opportunities available for companies looking to extend their brand within and beyond the trails community.

Your tax-deductible conference sponsorship is a great way to reach trail directors and decision-makers, showcase your organization, and support healthy communities.

Opportunities for sponsors include:

Conference program/website

Food/beverage

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Contact us for more!

Pay by cheque to Ontario Trails Council – contact trailhead@ontariotrails.ca

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