This page is a resource for you to check for major events before you travel.
WILDFIRES OF NOTE
There are NO Wildfires of Note and NO Evacuation Alerts or Orders at this time.
Wildfires of note are wildfires which are highly visible or which pose a potential threat to public safety.
The Kootenay Rockies region currently has a small number of active wildfires.
More wildfire general information links are provided further below on this page.
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
British Columbia has taken the next step its Restart Plan with a gradual transition to Phase 3, including the smart, safe and respectful return of travel and tourism within the province. BC residents are encouraged to plan their summer & fall vacations to explore BC and the Kootenay Rockies.
Kootenay Rockies Tourism’s top priority is the health and safety of the travelling public.
In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, the region is following the Ministry of Health’s directives.
Please be sure to follow fundamental rules that has allowed the province to enter Phase 3 with protective measures as we continue on this path together and explore the province safely & respectfully. If you are travelling to BC from another province within Canada, you are expected to follow the same travel guidelines as everyone else in BC.
COVID-19 is top of mind for travellers and businesses in British Columbia and globally.
Destination BC COVID-19 update
Guidelines for BC Travel
HelloBC.com – What’s Open
For developments in COMMUNITIES and PARKS regarding re-opening & closures, please check the links below.
Arrow Slocan Tourism
Creston Valley Tourism
Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism
Kootenay National Park
Yoho National Park
Glacier & Mt. Revelstoke National Parks
- Check DriveBC.ca for major road events such as delays, closures and suggested detours:
- For general information updates, evacuation alerts and orders:
Regional District of East Kootenay
RDEK Evacuation Emergency Info
Regional District of Central Kootenay
Regional District of Columbia Shuswap
- Emergencies in BC, including evacuation alerts and orders:
- Check BC Wildfire Service for wildfires of note, fire bans and restrictions.
- Interactive Maps and News Releases:
BC Government Wildfire Status
- The River Forecast Centre analyses snow pack, assesses seasonal water supply and flood risk, and predicts flows in British Columbia’s rivers and streams:
Flood Warnings and Advisories
BC Provincial Parks – wildfire notices
BC Provincial Parks – COVID-19 notices
National Parks bulletins
- Recreation Sites and Trails BC offers alerts, closures, warnings regarding BC’s rustic campsites and recreation trails, including campfire bans and forest use restrictions.