Canadian federal law prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating beverages, with the illegal per se limit set at 0.08 percent blood alcohol content (.08 BAC). British Columbia sets an illegal per se limit of .05 BAC. Violating this law could result in temporary loss of driver’s license.
British Columbia sets the legal drinking age at 19.
Ignition interlocks may be ordered for impaired driving offenders at administrative discretion.