Bike Helmet Laws

Best Practices (Provincial Regulation)

Policy Aspect
Province/Territory All Ages All Roadways Meets Best Practices?
British Columbia ✓ YES ✓ YES ✓ YES
Alberta ✗ NO ✓ YES ✗ PARTIALLY*
Saskatchewan ✗ NO ✗ NO ✗ NO†
Manitoba ✗ NO ✗ NO ✗ PARTIALLY*
Ontario ✗ NO ✓ YES ✗ PARTIALLY*
Quebec ✗ NO ✗ NO ✗ NO†
New Brunswick ✓ YES ✓ YES ✓ YES
Nova Scotia ✓ YES ✓ YES ✓ YES
Prince Edward Island ✓ YES ✓ YES ✓ YES
Newfoundland and Labrador ✓ YES ✓ YES ✓ YES
Yukon ✗ NO ✗ NO ✗ NO
Northwest Territories ✗ NO ✗ NO ✗ NO
Nunavut ✗ NO ✗ NO ✗ NO

* Laws for minors
† No law, but education programs available

Sources:

Alberta Legislation – Vehicle Equipment Regulation
British Columbia Bicycle Helmet Law
Government of Manitoba – Bike Safety
Government of New Brunswick – Motor Vehicle Act
Mandatory bicycle helmet laws in Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador – Provincial Bicycle Helmet Law
Nova Scotia – Helmet Regulations
Ontario Ministry of Transportation – Bicycle Safety
PEI – Bicycle Safety Helmet Regulations