It depends what type of off-road vehicle it is, and how it is used.
Many types off-road vehicles, such as dirt bikes and dune buggies, cannot be licensed or insured.
However, some off-road vehicles must have licence plates and insurance when used in certain locations, such as around highways. These vehicles include
Before you can license and insure an ATV, you may have to get an Operation Permit.
For more information about these permits, please contact your local law enforcement agency.
Once you have a permit, you can get plates and insurance at any Autoplan broker.
Phone Vehicle Registration Support: 604-661-6638. (We accept collect calls.)
Or, write to:
ICBC - Vehicle Registration Support
Room 235 - 151 West Esplanade
North Vancouver BC V7M 3H9
Why can't I take my off-road vehicle on the road?
Off-road vehicles generally don't meet Canadian safety standards for vehicles that travel on roads and highways. It is illegal for off-road vehicles to travel on a highway or highway right-of-way.