fyi the abbreviation for Alberta is AB.. I was thinking "where is Ata?".
When you insure your bike, ICBC will notice it was bought in Alberta and proceed to charge you BC sales tax.
Perhaps it can be done this way.All you need is to have the vehicle registered as yours for 6 months I believe under a pseudo Alberta address. I think it could be done, but you have to deal with having a utility bill sent to an Alberta address (Hi Shaw, yeah i now live in Alberta can you send my next statement to this address....),
I've seen this too.I have known people that have lived in Alberta for way over a year while still using BC plates on their vehicles so i would imagine that the same can happen riding a bike in Vancouver with Alberta plates.
Now there's a scary thought. . . . it obviously happened to someone.In the case I'm familiar with, the driver couldn't get AB insurance for less than $4500 per year, so kept BC insurance @ $1500 per year.
Turns out, because he didn't disclose his Alberta job and address on his application for insurance, he didn't really have any insurance at all.:surrender