Below is information about routes requiring winter tires or chains. When you finish with this page, go back to the British Columbia Road Conditions Menu to review other road and traffic condition sources we have collected. Also, be sure to review our information on going through customs, required documentation and prohibited items.
Winter tires or chains are required on most routes in British Columbia from October 1 to April 30. For select highways not located through mountain passes and/or high snowfall areas, tire and chain requirements end March 31.
These routes are marked with regulatory signs posted on 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 fined.
Below is an example of the map put out by the Ministry of Transportation. They have maps for all of the British Columbia regions.