If you’re the kind of driver who thinks their plate should demonstrate the motto “Beautiful British Columbia” literally, a new suite of graphic license plates might be up your alley.
The province has unveiled three new commemorative plates bearing images from B.C.’s parks: the Purcell Mountains, Porteau Cove, or the Kermode bear (better known as the “spirit bear.”)
But showing pride in B.C.’s natural landscape won’t come cheap. The plates go for $50 a pop, and will cost drivers an extra $40 every year they renew them.
The money raised from the program will go back into B.C.’s parks system through the new Parks Enhancement Fund. Late last year, the province announced $23-million worth of new campsites and is pledging new funding for upgrades and new park rangers.
The plates will be available through ICBC Autoplan brokers beginning January 29.