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'''British Columbia''' is the Westernmost province of [[Canada]], the home of the Rocky Mountains and the window on the Pacific Ocean.
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'''British Columbia''' (short: BC) is the Westernmost province of [[Canada]], between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
  
The capital city is [[Victoria]] situated on the Vancouver Island, [[Vancouver]] is the largest city and the third metropole of [[Canada]].
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The capital city is [[Victoria (Canada)|Victoria]] situated on Vancouver Island, while [[Vancouver]] is the largest city and the third metropole of [[Canada]], but is on the mainland, not the island.
  
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The legality of hitchhiking is described in BC's ''Motor Vehicle Act''. According to section 182 (3), "A person must not be on a roadway to solicit a ride, employment or business from an occupant of a vehicle." However, the Act defines roadways to mean "the portion of the highway that is improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular traffic, but does not include the shoulder, and if a highway includes 2 or more separate roadways, the term "roadway" refers to any one roadway separately and not to all of them collectively (...)", albeit there are a number of highways which entirely bar pedestrian use (see external links). While this indicates that hitchhiking should be legal when standing on the shoulder of a highway, law enforcement may not be aware of the details of this legislation.
  
== Border Crossing to the [[United States]] ==
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In practice however, hitchhiking is very popular and very easy in most parts of BC. Other than where signposts expressly prohibit it, and around Vancouver, hitchhiking is perfectly fine, and you will not have any problem from the police.
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'''It is illegal to pick up Hitch hikers''' is a common sign on highways in BC.. But everyone being relaxed in this province, they most certainly do pick up. [[User:Bella|Bella]] and a friend were hitch hiking a little bit of Vancouver island and from Vancouver to Alberta and didn't have a problem. Police roll on by without uttering a word as it is legal.
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== Cities ==
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* [[Vancouver]]
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* [[Victoria (Canada)|Victoria]]
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* [[Nelson]]
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* [[Kelowna]]
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* [[Penticton]]
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* [[Kamloops]]
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* [[Revelstoke]]
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* [[Squamish]]
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* [[Whistler]]
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== Regions ==
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* [[Vancouver Island]]
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* [[Okanagan]]
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* [[Kootenays]]
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== Towns ==
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* [[Hope]]
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* [[Golden]]
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* [[Osooyos]]
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* [[Fernie]]
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* [[Oliver]]
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* [[Okanagan Falls]]
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* [[Summerland]]
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* [[Peachland]]
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== Border Crossing to the [[United States of America|United States]] ==
  
 
=== Crossing to [[Montana]] ===
 
=== Crossing to [[Montana]] ===
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=== Crossing to [[Washington (State)|Washington]] ===
 
=== Crossing to [[Washington (State)|Washington]] ===
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== External links ==
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* [http://www.digihitch.com/article1318.html digihitch: Hitchhiking in British Columbia and its laws]
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* [http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/96318_05#section182: BC Motor Vehicles Act regarding hitchhiking]
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* [http://www.legaltree.ca/node/671 Legaltree: Is hitchhiking legal in BC?}
  
 
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Latest revision as of 07:52, 18 July 2019

British Columbia (short: BC) is the Westernmost province of Canada, between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

The capital city is Victoria situated on Vancouver Island, while Vancouver is the largest city and the third metropole of Canada, but is on the mainland, not the island.

The legality of hitchhiking is described in BC's Motor Vehicle Act. According to section 182 (3), "A person must not be on a roadway to solicit a ride, employment or business from an occupant of a vehicle." However, the Act defines roadways to mean "the portion of the highway that is improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular traffic, but does not include the shoulder, and if a highway includes 2 or more separate roadways, the term "roadway" refers to any one roadway separately and not to all of them collectively (...)", albeit there are a number of highways which entirely bar pedestrian use (see external links). While this indicates that hitchhiking should be legal when standing on the shoulder of a highway, law enforcement may not be aware of the details of this legislation.

In practice however, hitchhiking is very popular and very easy in most parts of BC. Other than where signposts expressly prohibit it, and around Vancouver, hitchhiking is perfectly fine, and you will not have any problem from the police.

It is illegal to pick up Hitch hikers is a common sign on highways in BC.. But everyone being relaxed in this province, they most certainly do pick up. Bella and a friend were hitch hiking a little bit of Vancouver island and from Vancouver to Alberta and didn't have a problem. Police roll on by without uttering a word as it is legal.

Cities

Regions


Towns

Border Crossing to the United States

Crossing to Montana

Crossing to Idaho

Crossing to Washington

External links

Provinces and Territories of Canada


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