Southwest of Nelson near Castlegar, the Bulldog Mountain area has miles of ATV routes along an old railroad grade. The route runs from Grand Forks through Farron and into Castlegar. It passes through Bulldog Mountain Railway Tunnel. The Kettle Valley Railway starts in Castlegar at the Trail Museum.
There is also riding permitted on Merry Creek Road which is off Highway 3 as you are coming in Castlegar from Grand Forks.
Note: As of August 2008, the Ministry of Forests Regulations require all ATV drivers to be at least 16 years of age and have a valid drivers license to ride on Forest Service Roads. In addition, the ATV must have valid third-party liability insurance, which is typically around $120 per year. The Conservation Officers will issue a $600 ticket if you do not have proof of insurance.
Overall, Bulldog Mountain is the 29th most popular ATV riding trail of all 61 ATV trails in British Columbia.