WHO WE ARE
ABOUT THE 4WDABC
Welcome to the 4WDABC
Stewards of British Columbia’s Back Yard since 1977.
The Four Wheel Drive Association of British Columbia is a registered non-profit society (Incorporation number S0013342) that advocates for Public Access to Public Land.
To this goal, we’re involved in active stewardship of our backcountry by maintaining 26 Rec Sites in BC so that avid off-roaders can use them free of charge:
- Vancouver Island
(new for 2023!)
- Sea to Sky
- Hut Lakes
- West Harrison:
- Thompson-Nicola Region
- Cariboo Region
- Stave Lake
- Lodestone Lake (with After The Blacktop Ends)
- Wells Lake (with BC Toyota 4WD)
- Peace Region
- Omineca Region
- Kootenay Region
Other ways we’re involved in backcountry stewardship:
- Building and upkeep of the Hale Creek shelter
- Rebuilding/repair and maintenance of the Nahatlatch, Cornwall, Mount Lavina, and Greenstone (with Logan Lake ATV Club) fire towers
- Holding cleanups at various public locations in BC, taking out hundreds of tons of garbage over the past decade
- Hosting 20+ maintenance runs a year
- Development of the Stave Lake Training Area in Mission, Lac du Bois ORV Park in Kamloops, and Thunder Mountain ORV Park in Kelowna
- Hosting runs to take out Burn Survivors and Big Brothers & Sisters for the day
- Eagle Ridge Key Access Program
- Norrish Creek Code Access Program
- Backcountry Radio Channel
- Education Programs including Wheeling Wisely Off-Road Driver Training and Wheelers of Tomorrow Youth Education
- And most of all, helping ensure Public Access to Public Land
WHAT DRIVES US
OUR GOALS, OBJECTIVES & ETHICS
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
- To uphold the established Four Wheeler’s Code of Ethics
- To promote recreational activities that involve the off pavement use of four wheel drive vehicles, encourage multiple land use and allow access to the back-country
- To promote responsible attitudes toward the use of public and private lands
- To protect our natural resources and the heritage of our land through conservation practices so people may enjoy them for generations to come
- To encourage land management agencies to develop more areas and trails for multiple uses and to deter land closures
- To participate in and support civic activities that will benefit the community, and to enhance the public image of recreational four wheeling and it’s enthusiasts
- To promote cooperation and friendship among four wheel drive clubs and individual four wheel drive owners in the province of British Columbia
- To Protect the rights of an individual by providing support for the united voice of responsible four wheelers
- To maintain a uniform set of safety rules and regulations
- To disseminate information, including pending legislation that may be detrimental to the interests of four wheel drive owners
- To inform and educate our members and the public in wise and sensible use of four wheel drive vehicles
FOUR WHEELERS’ CODE OF ETHICS
- I will remain on established and designated roads and trails. I will obey gate closures and regulatory or trail-use signs. I will leave gates as I find them
- I will respect and protect the environment and the land, both public and private. I realize that future use depends on my responsible actions
- I will obey all traffic laws and regulations
- I will not vandalize. I will restore or repair damaged trails, signs, camp facilities, water bars or drains on trails in a responsible manner
- I will not litter. I will set an example to other backcountry users by carrying out more than I carry in
- I will maintain the safety of my vehicle and equipment. I will carry recovery gear, an emergency repair kit, basic first aid supplies, survival food and equipment. I will keep firearms in a safe and secure place
- I realize that my equipment, ability, terrain, weather, and the traffic on the trail should determine my destination objective and travel speed
- I will observe fish, game and trail rules
- I will act responsibly to prevent forest fires, obeying campfire and open-fire regulations and restrictions
- I will always stop and offer assistance to a fellow four-wheeler
- When encountering others, I will be friendly and courteous
WHO MAKES US SPECIAL
OUR TEAM, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS & TRAINERS
Learn more about the people who make the 4WDABC what it is! Explore our directory of our board of directors, officers, trainers, and team members.
Region 2 - Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley (Surrey)
Region 3 - Thompson-Nicola
Region 2 - Lower Mainland (Vancouver)
HOW WE OPERATE
Our bylaws, as required by the BC Societies Act. Last updated Feb. 18, 2023.
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4WDABC ON FACEBOOK
We have a Facebook page where you can check for recent info, events, and announcements
4WDABC ON INSTAGRAM
Follow us on instragram for news, photos, videos and great community content.
4WDABC ON TWITTER
Follow us on twitter for news, annoucements and great community discussions.
4WDABC MAIN DISCUSSION GROUP
Join our main discussion group on facebook.
4WDABC BUY AND SELL GROUP
Looking to buy, sell, or swap vehicles, parts, and other (loosely) off-road related items?
4WDABC JOBS & SERVICES
Looking for a job, an employee, or offering or seeking services?
REGIONAL 4WDABC GROUPS
We have a number of regional groups around the province, with more locally focused events and discussions:
WHEELERS OF TOMORROW
We believe educating our youth in proper respect for and stewardship of the backcountry is the best way to protect it long-term. To this end, we’ve created the Wheelers of Tomorrow program.
We welcome engagement and involvement from our members! To that end, we have some dedicated Facebook groups you may want to check out:
4WDABC Volunteer Corps – where our active volunteers can coordinate runs and cleanups, tradeshow appearances, or just chat.
4WDABC Members’ Workshops – discuss new ideas on such topics as attracting and keeping volunteers, new avenues for advocacy, the direction of the Association, etc. Interested members can meet via Zoom, and we hope to resume in-person workshops soon.