Designated Winter Tire & Chain-up Routes

There are regulatory signs posted in various locations on numbered and un-numbered highways throughout the province. These signs are enforced by the police, ministry or other enforcement officials. Motorists who are not compliant may be turned away, and be subject to a fine.

Click on the maps below to find out the designated routes that require passenger vehicles to be equipped with winter tires, and commercial vehicles to carry chains.

Northern Region Map


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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