Motor Vehicle Act/Towing Restrictions & Driving in Canada
Motor Vehicle Act
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.
For further information on Permits:
Any 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 towing:
Seatbelts are mandatory in BC. Operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a criminal offence. Speed limits and distance are posted in kilometers (km) which 100 kms equals 62 miles.
Northern Rockies Alaska Highway Tourism Association
Box 6850, Suite 300, 9523-100th Street, Fort St. John, BC V1J 4J3 CANADA
Tel: (250) 785-2544 Fax: (250) 785-4424
Toll Free: (within North America) 1-888-785-2544
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