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Driving in British Columbia

  • Drivers’ licences and international drivers’ licences, from the US or from other countries, are valid in British Columbia.
  • Motorcycle and Bicycle Helmets are mandatory in British Columbia
  • Seat Belts must be worn by drivers and passengers.   Children under age of five must be protected by an infant restraint system.
  • Unit of measure for driving is Kilometers and Kilometer Per Hour.  Although speed limits vary, they are all posted in KMH with a maximum not exceeding 100 kmh.
  • Three-Unit RV vehicle Combinations are prohibited on British Columbia highway.
                                                                                                         Driving Times (est)
                     From Vancouver                           From Kelowna                         From Fernie
  •  to Victoria 3-4 hours *
  • to Kamloops 1.75 hours
  • to Revelstoke 6 hours
  • to Whistler 1.5 hours
  • to Vernon 0.75 hours
  • to Nelson 4 hours
  • to Kelowna 4.5 hours
  • to Osoyoos 1.75 hours
  • to Cranbrook 1 hour
  • to Kamloops 4 hours
  • to Hope 2.25 hours
  • to Trail 4 hours
  • to Prince George 10.5 hours
  • to Revelstoke 2.5 hours
  • to Golden 4.5 hour
  • to Prince Rupert 19 hours
 
  • to Calgary, AB 3.5 hours
  • to Calgary, AB 12 hours
 
 
  • to Banff, AB 10.5 hours
 
 
                     From Prince Rupert                           From Victoria
                        to Vancouver Island destinations
 
  • to Prince George 9 hours
  • to Sooke 0.75 hours

  • to Dawson Creek 14 hours
  • to Duncan 1 hour

  • to Vancouver 19 hours
  • to Nanaimo 1.75 hours


  • to Chemainus 1 hour


  • to Parksville 2 hours


  • to Qualicum 2.25 hours


  • to Courtenay 3.5 hours


  • to Campbell River 4 hours


  • to Tofino / Ucluelet 5 hours


  • to Port McNeil 7 hours


  • to Port Hardy 7.75 hours