Oct. 1: Winter Tire Requirements Now in Effect
BC’s winter tire rules took effect on Oct. 1, which means drivers must equip their vehicles with winter tires if they plan to travel on designated highways. Winter tires are defined as those labelled with either the Mountain Snowflake symbol or the Mud and Snow symbol. Winter tires must be in good condition, with a minimum tread depth of 3.5 mm. Commercial vehicles that are 27,000 kg gross volume weight and greater are required to carry chains on the designated routes.