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This page is a resource for you to check for major events before you travel.


Highway #1 – Up-to-date information on the TransCanada Highway construction
Today to May 14, 2021: 24/7 extended closure in effect. All traffic being routed via Highways 93 & 95.
Construction information line: 1-844-815-6111


By order of the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry has placed a ban on public gatherings, events & travel, and making it province-wide. Government is asking residents not to travel outside their communities for non-essential reasons and asking people from other provinces to postpone their trips to BC.
Link here for information on Province-wide Restrictions.

British Columbia is in its Recovery Phase to include the smart, safe and respectful return of travel and tourism within the province. At this time, BC residents are encouraged to stay local, within their communities, and support local tourism businesses, so that we can explore BC and the Kootenay Rockies again soon. Be sure to check on cancellations and refund policies, and familiarize yourself on how to travel safely and responsiblyPLAN AHEAD – many businesses and services have adopted new protocols, and made changes to their schedules or policies – some may also be operating at a reduced capacity, with limited hours or have temporarily closed.  Reference tourism businesses’ websites for current information on their operations before you travel.

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 and protective measures as we continue on this path together and plan to explore the province safely & respectfully. When travelling to BC from another province within Canada, you are expected to follow the same travel guidelines as everyone else in BC.
Pandemic Preparedness Guide

COVID-19 is top of mind for travellers and businesses in British Columbia and globally.
Information links:
Destination BC COVID-19 update
Guidelines for BC Travel – What’s Open
Ski Well, Be Well – Ski Area Operating Best Practices – Winter 2020/21

For developments in COMMUNITIES and PARKS regarding re-opening & closures, please check the links below.

Arrow Slocan Tourism
Cranbrook Tourism
Creston Valley Tourism
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
Destination Castlegar
Invermere-Panorama / Panorama Mountain Resort
Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism / Whitewater Ski Resort
Tourism Revelstoke / Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Tourism Fernie / Fernie Alpine Resort
Tourism Golden / Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Tourism Kimberley / Kimberley Alpine Resort
Tourism Radium
Tourism Rossland / RED Mountain Resort

BC Parks

National Parks
Kootenay National Park
Yoho National Park
Glacier & Mt. Revelstoke National Parks

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