Radar Detectors for Vancouver and British Columbia
Legal to Use
In British Columbia, it is completely LEGAL to use a radar laser detector.
Understanding BC Police Radar and Laser Technology
It is important to understand what the police in BC are using. In the Greater Vancouver Region and BC Lower Mainland, you will find 90% of speed traps using handheld LIDAR / Laser Guns.
This means having just a radar or laser detector will not help you much at all. LIDAR, known as laser guns, can only be defeated with Laser Defence, known as Laser Blocker or Jammer.
Radar Detector vs. Laser Defence in BC?
If you spend most of your commute through urban/city roads (ie. in Greater Vancouver) in BC, a Laser Jammer will be so much more useful than a Radar Detector. Note that with only laser detection on a radar detector, it provides zero protection because you won't have time to react to the quick speed acquisition on a police laser gun.