Winter Tire Requirements

BC Winter Tire Requirements


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Winter tires are required on many sections of BC's highways and high mountain passes. Under BC's Motor Vehicle Act, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure mandates that drivers must obey winter tire and chain signs from October 1 to March 31.

Vehicles without proper winter tires and equipment will be turned around by RCMP or another policing agency, and subject to a fine.

Acceptable BC Winter TiresBoth the Severe Winter Condition (mountain snowflake symbol) and All-Season Mud & Snow (M+S symbol) tires are acceptable winter tires for cars and light trucks. To be considered a winter tire, a mountain snowflake or an M+S tire must also have at least 3.5mm of tread depth across the whole tire.

Please call 1-866-979-1375 and speak with our Parts or Service Advisors to learn more about proper winter tires for your Lexus vehicle.

Designated Winter Tire & Chain-Up Routes

Winter Tire Requirements Map

All Season vs. Winter Tires

Do you know if you have the right tires suitable for your driving conditions? When do you have to replace your winter tires? Watch this video to learn more.

Watch how the Lexus NX vehicles perform side-by-side on 3 different snowy conditions when equipped with all season or winter tires.

*Information on winter tires and chains requirement is sourced directly from Government of British Columbia website. See Parts & Service Advisors for complete details.