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Speed Limit​s

speed limits

Did you know that if you travel 50km over the speed limit, your car will be impounded? Speed limit laws vary in each province in Canada. This is essential to keep in mind when you are on a road trip and travelling to many different areas.

See below a list of speed limits in each province:

Province or territorySchool zone
(urban/rural)
UrbanHighway
(local / urban)
Freeway
(urban / rural)
Highest speed limit
Alberta30 / 505080 / 110110110
British Columbia30 / 305080-110 / 80110 / 120120
Manitoba30 / 505090 / 90100 / 110110
New Brunswick30-50 / 505080 / 90100 / 110110
Newfoundland and Labrador30 / 505070-100 / 100100 / 100100
Northwest Territories4590 / 100N/A100
Nova Scotia30 / 505080 / 90100 / 110110
Nunavut5090 / —N/A90
Ontario405080 / 90100 / 100100
Prince Edward Island— / 605080 / 90N/A90
Québec30 / 505090 / 90100 / 100100
Saskatchewan30 - 405080-100 / 100110 / 110110
Yukon30 / 4050100 / —N/A100

Note: This is a guide only. Speed limits in different areas can vary drastically, where it is essential to abide by the speed signs you see on your journey.

Source:

Read more​​ about road rules to follow for visitors driving in Canada.