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Starting tomorrow winter tires required on most BC highways

It’s that time of year where winter tire requirements come in to effect.

On Saturday, October 1, winter tire requirements will kick in on several B.C. routes and end next year on March 21.

While Metro Vancouver has enjoyed some warm weather lately, winter tire requirements k

On most routes in British Columbia from October 1 to April 30, winter tires or chains are required.

Drivers of personal vehicles will need to use winter tires, these tires will have a snow flake or a mountain on them or they can use mud + snow tires (M+S).

Commercial vehicles under 11,784 kg GVW is required to have winter tires or carry chains. While commercial vehicles 11,784 kg GVW must carry chains.

  • Sea to Sky Highway north of Horseshoe Bay
  • Coquihalla Highway
  • Trans Canada Highway east of Chilliwack
  • Highway 3

According to the BC government’s website, the Lower Mainland and southeast Vancouver Island don’t need winter tires because they have milder winters. However, motorists are warned that most roads outside of the Lower Mainland call for winter tires.

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Jordan is a casual reporter for BC Rise


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