Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2016 - (Page 4)
MOTOR COACH CANADA
L'ASSOCIATION DES AUTOCARISTES CANADIENS
Requirements & Contact Information
(Full size motor coach)
Other Requirements and
Operating Authority Requirements
Vehicle Registration Requirements
Charter/tour coaches operated from
any provincial boundary to any point in
British Columbia (BC) when engaged
in an extra-provincial undertaking
require an Extra-Provincial Temporary
Operating (EXPRO) Permit for a single
round trip (to a maximum duration of
7 consecutive days) OR for a single
one way trip (to a maximum duration
of 7 days) provided passengers
brought into the province are dropped
off in BC. Pick up of new passengers
in BC is not allowed. The permit fee is
$25 for each vehicle.
EXPRO Permits are restricted to
commercial passenger carriers
that do not have a BC passenger
transportation licence, and hold
a valid safety certificate with a
satisfactory rating, an extra-provincial
or inter-state operating authority and
proper commercial passenger vehicle
insurance coverage all issued from
their home jurisdiction.
EXPRO permits can be obtained in
advance by contacting the Provincial
Permit Centre - Vehicle Permit Line:
1-800-559-9688 or at point of entry
into BC (inspection stations) and
may be subject to additional charges.
Information pertaining to EXPRO
Permits and permanent licensing
can be obtained through the
Passenger Transportation (PT)
Branch (604) 527-2198, or
www.th.gov.bc.ca/rpt. BC residents
can contact the PT Branch
toll free through Enquiry BC at
For trips lasting more than seven days,
or for carriers that routinely visit British
Columbia, a permanent Passenger
Transportation Licence is required.
British Columbia does not have vehicle
registration reciprocity with other
jurisdictions for charter buses 11,794
kg and over (including other provinces
of Canada). Carriers with buses
11,794 kg and over must be registered
with IRP or obtain non-resident
commercial vehicle permits (issued as
a single trip or quarterly permits).
Buses under 11,794 kg from another
Canadian province may operate for
up to 90 days intra-jurisdictionally
in a year and may operate for
inter-provincial operations without
time limitations under the provisions
of the Canadian Agreement on Vehicle
Permits can be obtained in advance
by contacting the Provincial Permit
Centre Vehicle Permit Line or at any
point of entry in British Columbia
(inspection stations). Permits for
buses 11,794 kg and over are limited
to inter-jurisdictional operation.
For non-IRP carriers, non-resident
permit fees are based on GVW
(8% of annual licence fee for a single
trip and 25% for a quarterly permit);
for example, a permit fee of CAN
$88 single trip ($265 for quarterly
permit) for coaches with GVW up to
23,000 kg and an insurance premium
of CAN$66 for single trip ($660 for
quarterly permit) are added if carrier
does not have Financial Responsibility
(Insurance) information on file
Carriers of any weight must obtain
Financial Responsibility number
issued by the Insurance Corporation of
British Columbia (ICBC) prior to entry
or obtain insurance in conjunction
with a non-resident permit. Carrier's
insurance company must file with
ICBC who will issue a Financial
Application fee is CAN$30
British Columbia Passenger
Transportation Branch: (604) 527-2198
or please visit our website at
information on Temporary Operating
Permits (Extra-provincial Undertaking)
and Passenger Transportation Licence
BC residents can contact the Branch
toll free through Enquiry BC at
Provincial Permit Centre - Vehicle
Permit Line: 1-800-559-9688 (for the
"Extra-provincial Temporary Operating
Permit" as well as the Combined
Non-Resident Commercial Vehicle
Permit and Insurance Certificate" for
carriers that do not have Financial
Responsibility and/or IRP).
For IRP/prorate and Financial
Responsibility Filing inquires
(604) 443-4450 or 1-800-665-4336.
IFTA: (250) 387-0635
Insurance Corporation of British
Columbia (ICBC) general information
Charter/tour coaches operated
into or through Alberta require an
Extra-provincial Operating Authority
Permit or Certificate from Alberta
Transportation. Single-Trip Permits
can be obtained for CAN$55. Cost
for a permanent operating authority
Alberta has vehicle registration
reciprocity with most jurisdictions. To
confirm specific jurisdictions, contact
Alberta Transportation Prorate Office.
For Alberta base-plated carriers,
minimum $400,000 for one person
injury/fatality, and minimum for two or
more people is $2 million.
Out-of-province carriers are subject to
their home jurisdiction requirements.
Alberta Transportation Carrier Services:
(403) 340-5444 (for permanent
Operating Authority Certificates and
Alberta Transportation Permit Office:
1-800-662-7138 (for Single-Trip
Permits after 4:30 pm)
IFTA (780) 427-3044
Note: Special rules apply to lessor and
lessee where an out-of-province carrier
wishes to rent vehicles in Alberta to
conduct intra-provincial service. Filing
fee of CAN$55 applies.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2016
Canadian Provincial/Territorial Carrier Requirements and Contact Information.
Provincial Tourism Marketing Offices.
Driver Hours of Service Rules.
U.S. Passport Rules
Border Crossing Information for Visitors to Canada Arriving by Motor Coach.
Canadian Immigration and Customs Contact Numbers and General Information.
American Drivers & Tour Directors Working in Canada.
Parks Canada – Canada’s National Parks, National Historic Sites and National Marine Conservation Areas.
British Columbia Lotteries.
Distances Between Major Cities.
Tour Operator Listings.
Coach Operator Listings.
Welcome to Canada.
Prince Edward Island.
Newfoundland & Labrador.
Yukon, Northwest Territories & Nunavut
Welcome to the United States.
U.S. New England.
U.S. Middle Atlantic.
Index to Advertisers.
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2016