VIDEO - Resource Road Orientation
British Columbia has over 620,000 km of resource roads that have been built to access natural resources by industry. They are also used by the general public to take part in recreational activities. They are not maintained to the same standard as public highways, if they are maintained at all. Four wheel drive or ATV type recreational vehicles may be required to use them.
Some active resource roads require the use of two way radio by all vehicles to avoid collisions. These frequencies require licenses to use legally. Licenses are obtained from Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada and the licence application can be found here.
All loaded vehicles have the right of way and recreational users will be expected to pull over and wait for the loaded vehicle to pass.
This video is an orientation on the use of resource roads by the public: