RCMP are reminding ATV riders to make safety a priority.


Fun Run, March 13, 2021

The Safety Minded ATV Association is one of the largest ATV clubs in Nova Scotia with over 300 members.  Our clubhouse is a small school at 15 Station Road, Head of St. Margaret's Bay, just off highway #3.  Our meetings are at 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month, with no meetings in July and August.  Our clubhouse will accommodate up to 130 people, depending on type of function.

Some of our work includes maintaining existing trails and building new ones while always respecting and preserving the natural woodlands and waterways.  We organize Fun Runs and Rallies to raise funds.  Some of the money raised is used for charitable donations to local groups and organizations.

As our name depicts, all of our activities are focused around Safety Minded ATVing.  Our club has two certified ATV safety instructors offering training to ATV operators with a special rate for club members.

SMATVA is one of five founding clubs that in 1997 formed ATVANS, the All Terrain Vehicle Association of Nova Scotia.  The other four clubs were St. Margaret's Snowmobile/ATV Club, Kings County ATV Club, Colchester Five Islands ATV Club, and Pictou County ATV Club.

The monthly meeting is normally held at

7:30 p.m. on the


except for July and August.  The board is reviewing conditions each month to determine when provincial restrictions may allow us to resume in-person meetings.