Electric kick scooters and motorized skateboards
Rules for using electric kick scooters
Electric kick scooters may only be operated on designated roads in participating communities of B.C.'s electric kick scooter pilot project.
Rules for using motorized skateboards
Motorized skateboards cannot be operated on roads, or on sidewalks beside them, in B.C.
B.C.'s Motor Vehicle Act defines these vehicle types as motor vehicles, but they do not meet provincial equipment safety standards for on-road use. Motorized skateboards may only be operated where the Motor Vehicle Act doesn't apply, such as
on private property that does not have public vehicle access, and
on trails or pathways (if allowed by municipal bylaw).
As an exception, these vehicles are allowed to be operated on designated parade routes. If using the vehicle for a parade, it must be insured with a minimum of $200,000 third party liability policy. This coverage is not provided by ICBC.
Federal vehicle safety standards, regulations and more at Transport Canada