Transporting Dangerous Goods
The transporting of dangerous goods in commercial or personal vehicles are subject to both federal and provincial laws and regulations.
The federal dangerous goods program focuses on all modes of transportation, as well as movement between jurisdictions.
- Transport Canada Transportation of Dangerous Goods Program
- Transport Canada Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations
The following guides will help you meet federal requirements for transporting dangerous goods:
The provincial program harmonizes provincial and federal requirements for transportation of dangerous goods on B.C. highways, including provincial ferry routes.
- B.C. Transport of Dangerous Good Act
- B.C. Transport of Dangerous Goods Regulation
- B.C. Transportation Act, Tunnel Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulation
- B.C. Environmental Management Act Spill Reporting Regulation
Commercial transport operators must also:
- Have a national safety code certificate
- Follow commercial transport procedures
- Properly secure cargo
Transporting Dangerous Goods on Ferries
All dangerous goods must be declared before sailing. It is important to know the laws, as restrictions may apply.