WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Alaska and Canada will honor a valid driver’s license from any state or country for 90 days after entry.
Speed limits and distance are posted in kilometers (km) which 100 kmh equals 62 mph.
Seat belts must be worn by all drivers and passengers while driving anywhere in Alaska, Yukon, B.C. and Alberta. All children under the age of four, regardless of weight, must ride in a federally approved child safety seat while traveling through Alaska. New laws in Canada require safety seats for all children under the age of eight, or children weighing less than 80 lbs (36kg). Turn your headlights on when driving the highway.
Buckle up. It’s the law in Canada and Alaska.
Operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a criminal offence.
Watch carefully for wildlife, especially at dawn, dusk and at night. Buffalo sleep on the road at night. Wildlife has the right-of-way in Alaska and Canada.
MOTOR VEHICLE ACT/TOWING RESTRICTIONS AND DRIVING IN CANADA
The Province of British Columbia enforces the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). Please be aware of the total permissible weight for your vehicle.
Towing RestrictionsAny towed trailer or vehicle over 1400 kg (3000 lbs) must be equipped with brakes on all wheels plus a break-away device hooked to the trailer brake system. Three unit RV vehicle combinations are prohibited on BC highways. Maximum width for RVs is 2.6 metres (8’6”). Max length for combination is 20 metres (65.6’).
For additional information on permits / towing:
Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC)
Tel: (250) 414-7900
Toll Free: 1-800-559-9688 (North America) 24 hrs/7 days