If you'll be travelling abroad and want to drive, you might need an International Driving Permit. These aren't issued by ICBC, but here's some helpful info on how to get yours from the British Columbia Association of Automobiles (BCAA).
A Canadian International Driving Permit is a translation of your current valid licence and when accompanied by that licence legally allows you to drive for up to one year in other countries. These permits are not valid in all countries, so check with BCAA before you travel.
To get your permit you must:
First, visit the BCAA web site and print your International Driving Permit application. Next, visit your nearest BCAA office with the following:
Rest of B.C., Canada and the U.S.A.1-800-910-4222
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