BC Highway Patrol celebrates the 150th anniversary of the RCMP with safety checks & festivities

BC Highway Patrol

2023-05-23 08:00 PDT

BC Highway Patrol is celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on Tuesday, May 23. From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, BCHP is inviting drivers to celebrate with us at one of the 8 Road Safety Checks that we are planning on highways throughout BC.

Watch for our BCHP officers in their high boots, breeches, and Stetsons as they engage motorists in Road Safety Checks to discuss the need for driving safely as we move into the summer with better weather and driving conditions.

BCHP officers will be inviting motorists to join in our celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the RCMP, says Chief Superintendent Holly Turton. People will have an opportunity to Spin to Win for BCHP swag such as sunglasses, reflective zipper pulls, key light whistle key chains, and more. You can also get a photo with a Mountie in Red Serge or on your own with our BCHP backdrops. And what would a celebration be without refreshments?

BCHP officers will also be on hand to discuss careers in the RCMP if you are thinking about what to do with your future and/or a possible change in career.

At some of the stops, we will also have motorcycles, drones, and other specialty vehicles on display in case you are curious about the BCHP, what we do, and how we do it.

These Road Safety Checks will be conducted on May 23 between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm PDT and will be at the following locations:

South Coast Highway Patrol – 1 Road Safety Check:

Kootenay Highway Patrol – 2 Road Safety Checks:

Central Highway Patrol – 2 Road Safety Checks:

Vancouver Island Highway Patrol – 1 Road Safety Check:

Northern Highway Patrol – 2 Road Safety Checks:

For local media inquiries on May 23, please contact the following BCHP spokespeople:

South Coast Highway Patrol:

Kootenay Highway Patrol:

Central Highway Patrol:

Vancouver Island Highway Patrol:

Northern Highway Patrol:


Released by:

S/Sgt. Kris Clark
Senior Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office No.: 778-290-3961
Cell No.: 778-228-7857
Email: kris.clark@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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