Several parts of Canada used to drive on the left well into the 20th century. This included British Columbia (pictured above is Granville Street in Vancouver), which switched over in stages from 1920 to 1923.

Atlantic Canada also drove on the left until the Twenties, with New Brunswick the first to switch in 1922, Nova Scotia following in 1923, and Prince Edward Island the last to switch in 1924. Or were they the last?

They were not! While not technically part of Canada until 1949, our fishing and Celtic-folk loving friends in Newfoundland switched to driving on the left in 1947, while still as a colonial entity of the United Kingdom.


And when it comes to our neighbours to the south, part of their country still drives on the left, in the Caribbean island territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands.


And then there’s Gibraltar, which is officially part of the United Kingdom, but unlike the mainland of the U.K., they drive on the right. Most likely because none of their neighbours drive on the left.