Federal/Provincial/Territorial Cycling Laws, and Municipal Cycling Bylaws
Although there are federal laws regarding motor vehicle equipment, there are no federal laws outlining rules of the road in Canada.
Instead, each province and territory has its own set of traffic laws.
In addition to this, cities and towns may have their own traffic regulations, known as bylaws. These local regulations may not take away any rights listed in the provincial traffic laws, unless this option is expressly permitted by the province. Also, they may not permit a person riding a bike to do anything prohibited by provincial law.
There are often regulations in other jurisdictions, including university and college campuses, and military bases.
See below for federal/provincial/territorial laws and local regulations that influence your ride.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations [Includes references to power-assisted bicycles.]
Cycling Laws » Canada
Would you like to see your province’s/municipality’s traffic laws listed here?
Simply complete the form below,* and we will add that to our work plan. Providing us with a link to the local bylaws can greatly speed up the process.
* If you are considering purchasing access to the ‘Traffic Smarts for Cyclists’ course for your organization, we will add these here and in the course at no cost (minimum purchase required). To request complimentary access to review the course, and addition of the laws and regulations applicable to your location, please use this form.