Road safety

​​​​​​​​​​​Operation Red Nose​

Named in honour of Rudolph, the most famous reindeer of all, Operation Red Nose provides rides to drivers and their passengers who feel unfit to drive for any reason — no questions asked — during the holiday season.​​

How it works

If you feel unfit to drive home, you can request a ride through the:

A team of three Operation Red Nose volunteers will help you get home saf​​ely: one drives your vehicle, a second navigates and a third volunteer follows in an escort vehicle to pick up the two volunteers once they drop you off.​

Communities with Operation Red Nose

In 2023, Operation Red Nose will operate on Friday and Saturday nights in the following B.C. communities:

  • Prince George: from November 24 to December 16

  • Williams Lake and Chilliwack: from November 24 to December 23

  • Kamloops: November 24 to December 30

  • Ridge Meadows, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Burnaby and New Westminster: December 1–22

All participating communities will also operate on New Years Eve (December 31).

How you can help​

The success of Operation Red Nose depends on its volunteers. It's a great way to give back to your community while helping to keep our roads safe over the holidays. For more information on how to volunteer as an individual or part of a team, visit the National Operation Red Nose site.

​​​​Donations to Operation Red Nose are gratefully accepted and help fund local youth sports and other not-for-profit organizations.​​

Supporting Operation Red Nose

ICBC has been a proud partner of Operation Red Nose since it began in B.C. in 1996. Supporting Operation Red Nose is a way that ICBC is working to support and protect British Columbians and help them plan ahead to get home safely during the holidays. We support the program by:​​

  • ​​Providing auto insurance to protect volunteers and their passengers.

  • Producing promotional materials.

  • Encouraging employees to volunteer in their communities.​​​​