Summer has arrived and with it lots of people, visitors and exciting activity!! We’ve had an inquiry about ATVs, and what are the “rules”. This post covers four areas: Public Beach use; Private Beach use; Equipment Operators and Enforcement.
Public Beach – The rural municipality owns the public beach and has banned any motorized vehicles on the Public Beach.
Private Beach Areas – with the expectation of the Public Beach, the rest of Delta is private property, and it is up to each land owner what they do on their property. Some use ATVs for hauling equipment, boats, or for their own enjoyment. Delta has a long tradition of vehicles on the beach. The DBA permits use of its land for beach maintenance(removing dead trees, diversion “reminants”, weed mowing, etc), equipment hauling, boat hauling and related low speed / low nuisance activities. We also permit crossing of DBA property to allow residents to access their own property. DBA Property is not to be used for high speed or “trail riding”.
Equipment Operators – If you are operating motorized equipment – please be respectful of private property (including the beach). PLEASE also educate kids about respecting other people’s property. Low speed and low noise is always appreciated by neighbors. Remember that Delta is also a heaven for residents who enjoy nature and quiet.
Enforcement – If you have someone driving across your property, without permission, it can be very frustrating – the RCMP are responsible for enforcement – feel free to contact them.