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post #1 of 8 Old 11-04-2011, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Montreal west island Trail

I only know of one trail in the west side it's in Dorion. hardwood street take 20 west turn right on Dorion just after the underpass. it on the left does anyone know of any other ones. the street and exact location would be great.

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post #2 of 8 Old 11-06-2011, 12:49 PM
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:Bump: Any one know any good trails within ~1hr of MTL?
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-03-2012, 05:47 PM
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post #4 of 8 Old 02-27-2012, 04:22 PM
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New club in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, our web site www.adrenaline4lo.ca, it's in french but i'm always happy to answer questions & there's a Federation of 4x4 in QC also starting up, good things will be coming our off-road way.
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post #5 of 8 Old 03-22-2012, 06:45 AM
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Strictly speaking, four-wheeling is illegal in Quebec. Quebec owns the public liability part of your insurance - i.e. when you pay for your licence plate, you pay for public liability insurance.

Thus, folks in Quebec are very private about where trails can be found, because if the police find you "off-raod" they can ticket you - $500 or more. There are no trails, so don't rely on anyone telling you where the trails are. They would be shooting themselves in the foot - too much publicity means ticket$.

It is all part of the no-fault insurance system. If you break a leg in Quebec in a motor vehicle accident, it is the Government who pays out - not an insurance company. However, lawyers can make no money in Quebec. Moreover, it's quite like getting blood out of a turnip.

In a no-fault situation, if someone else hits you - and you are at fault or not at fault - the only way you are going to get your car fixed is if you make a claim to your own insurance company. It has a 3-strike rule too: someone else hits you 3 times - and you make 3 claims - bad luck or not, insurance companies will refuse you insurance. The first question when you approach an insurance company to buy a policy? "Have you ever been refused insurance before?"

I was reading a forum about driving without doors (and no mirrors). I assure you, I would not do that in Quebec. If I tried, I would have auxiliary mirrors. But the Government insurance system/police will find a way around that and find a clause to issue a ticket.

What's more, the police don't do accident investigations anymore. Imagine if someone road-raged you? The police will take a statement (if they come to the scene) and that's it. I could go on ...

It is very interesting what http://www.adrenaline4lo.ca/ is trying to accomplish - creating a Federation. Creating a Federation may be the only way to find, create and make trails legal. But they will be highly regulated, and people will have to buy more, specialised insurance as they do when they operate a snowmobile or ATV.

There is a large snowmobiling and ATV federation in Quebec. Their "sport" is an important part of the local winter tourist economy here in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Quebec has great public atv-snowmobile trails, and they are thoroughly policed - so don't get caught without your insurance card or without insurance.

"One day the sun will shine and have-not will be no more."
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post #6 of 8 Old 03-23-2012, 09:15 AM
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A few things, off-roading ain't a crime, it's just that there isn't any ''legal'' trails. For moment 4x4 go where they are no problem's to be had but that is getting hard to find because guy'S wont share there spots because it might become a probleme if they're to many to wheel in it.
As for the insurance problems the Federation has a member card that gives you an off-road insurance, i believe that it's 35$ a year.
The no doors is the safety part, half doors are ok & yes you need a miror. The thought is that if an accident occurs the half door will keep you in the truck...
Last, adrenaline4lo is not the federation, we are a club that supports the federation & what they want to do. The way this federation works is that all the clubs in the federation will make decision, help it grow etc The federation will the clubs that are in it, so to speak.
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post #7 of 8 Old 03-24-2012, 06:32 AM
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the law is something else i wanna know if you guys know other trails, i know the law, and laws are there to be broken.
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-24-2012, 09:40 PM
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and laws are there to be broken.
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