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Car Insurance BC: Intro

Welcome to your Car Insurance Guide for British Columbia. This page will give you an idea of Car Insurance Premiums in British Columbia and shares a few useful information items. Together with Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec, British Columbia has a very specific auto insurance regulation in place impacting car insurance customers.

What Are Typical Car Insurance Premiums In British Columbia?


Here are some car insurance average rates to give you an idea of insurance prices in British Columbia. The first chart shows rates comparison across several Canadian provinces. The second chart shows difference in car insurance premiums for drivers of different age. This difference can be quite considerable.

More about Auto Insurance in British Columbia

  • Other Insurers: Drivers in British Columbia can buy additional benefits such as extended liability, extended plans, collision etc. from other auto insurance companies or from ICBC
  • Customer Satisfaction: According to J.D. Power study from 2013 ICBC was ranked the worst insurance company in Canada (read more here)
  • CDI: According to the same J.D. Power study Canadian Direct Insurance had the highest ranking in the West. That is somewhat consistent with higher InsurEye consumer reviews for CDI

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