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|