Recreational Vehicles

Drivers must obey winter tire and chain signs throughout the province from October 1 to March 31. Sections of highways requiring winter tires or chains on board are marked with roadside signs.

The symbol of the truck camper on the tires and chains sign represents all classes of recreational vehicles (RVs), including RVs that look similar to commercial buses.

The minimum requirement for recreational vehicles is to use the M+S tires, however we recommend carrying chains or having the vehicle equipped with other traction devices in case severe winter conditions are encountered.​

Class A motorhomes that are built on commercial truck chassis and that do not have winter tires available can use chains or other traction devices. See Commercial Truckers for rules.

We Recommend

The law surrounding winter tires can be complicated, however, our recommendations are pretty straight forward.

Know Before You Go

Shift into Winter: Driving tips and safety information for BC drivers

Contact Information

Telephone: 250 387-3198
Fax: 250 356-7706
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