Rules For RVs in Canada on TransCanadaHighway.com



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Rules That Apply to RVs

Here are some of the common driving laws & rules affecting camping & RVs across Canada:

General rules to be in compliance across Canada (strictest province in brackets): trailer over 2000 lbs must have safety chains, trailer breaks and breakaway switch (BC), be 3.85 m high (AB), 2.6 m wide, and 2 vehicle length (2 vehicles) under 20 m (NS). You should always wear seatbelts, and have a child safety seat for kids under 50 pounds (Manitoba).

BC AB SK MB ON QU NB PEI NS NFLD

Seatbelts mandatory

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Childseats for under XX lbs

40

40

40

50

80

40

40

40

40

-

Radar detectors, jammers, scanners

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

Right turn on red

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Overnight parking in rest areas

Y/n

N

Y/N

Y

Riding in truck campers

y

Y

y

y

Y

Y

y

3 vehicle combinations

N

Y 20 m
max

23 m
in 5th
Wheel

23 m
in 5th
Wheel

2: 23 m
max

2: 23 m

2: 23 m

2: 23 m

2: 20 m
max

23 m
max

Headlights on all day

Y

Y

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