Choose from three approved helmets to protect your head, eyes, and face

Did you know?
In Alberta, wearing a helmet is the law. You're 37% less likely to get a fatal injury in a crash if you have a helmet on.

Approved Alberta Helmets

It's illegal to buy or sell a safety motorcycle helmet unless it meets current safety standards. Look for a label or mark from the following standards organizations:

  • CSA: Standard CAN3 D230 M85, Protective Headgear in Motor Vehicle Applications
  • DOT: Standard No. 218; Motorcycle helmets under Part 571.218 of the Code of Federal Regulations (United States), Title 49
  • BSI: British Standards Institution Standard BS 6658: 1985, Specification for protective helmets for vehicle users
  • Snell: Snell Memorial Foundation 2000, 2005, and 2010 Standard For Protective Headgear, For Use with Motorcycles and Other Motorized Vehicles
  • UNECE: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Regulation 22 05, Uniform provisions concerning the approval of protective helmets and their visors for drivers and passengers of motorcycles and mopeds.
What approved helmet is right for you?

Choose from three types of protection. Remember that your head, face, and chin experience the biggest impact if you get into a collision. Lighter coloured helmets are more visible to other motorists. Replace a helmet that has been damaged, and avoid buying a used one. A used helmet may have been involved in a crash and could be damaged in ways that are not obvious.

Full Coverage Helmets

Best protection for your entire head

  • Protects your ears and base of your skull
  • Protects your lower face and chin
  • Shields your eyes and face
  • Shields you from weather and airborne objects

3/4 Coverage Helmets
Open Face

  • Protects the top, side, and back of your head
  • Protects your ears and base of your skull
  • Doesn't protect your face and chin
  • Doesn't protect you completely from weather
  • Requires a face shield to protect your eyes

1/2 Coverage Helmets
Least Recommended

  • Limited head protection
  • Doesn't protect your face and chin
  • Doesn't protect the base of your skull
  • Doesn't protect you completely from weather