Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Opportunities in South West Alberta

imageThe Land Footprint and Recreation Management plans establish the Livingstone and Porcupine Hills areas as Public Land Use Zones (PLUZ).

As of May 15, 2018, the Livingstone area is regulated under the Public Lands Administration Regulation as a Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ). The new PLUZ will manage outdoor recreational activities through a designated motorized trail system and provide a range of recreation experiences.


Trail Information
• Motorized access only permitted on designated trails.
• Obey signs and posted notices within the Public Land Use Zones.
• Use bridges and designated water crossings.
• Access may be prohibited in the PLUZ for reasons relating to
fisheries, wildlife, and other resource management activities,
topography, private property or human health and safety.
• Be aware of area regulations and advisories and any construction in
the PLUZs. Plan your route accordingly.

Camping Information
• Campers must limit their stay to 14 days within a PLUZ.
• No random camping within 1 km of a provincial recreation area.
• Camping facilities must be temporary and portable.
• A person vacating a PLUZ shall restore the area to a clean and tidy

The Developments will include:

  • Three bridges for off-highway vehicles (OHV) installed along trails out of the McGillivray staging area.
  • Outhouses and site improvements at the McGillivray and Atlas staging areas.
  • New trails and a bridge designed to accommodate a snow groomer for grooming snowmobile trails at the Allison and McGillivray staging areas.
  • New camping infrastructure, signage and general improvements at the Atlas, McGillivray, Window Mountain, Beaver Creek and Trout Creek staging areas.
  • Improvements to three camping nodes in Willow Creek.
  • New OHV bridges at damaged water crossings in the Crowsnest Pass area.
  • Stream bank stabilization, bioengineering and landscape planting for fish habitat at various sites across the PLUZ and parks.

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