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


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.

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.
Information links:
Destination BC COVID-19 update
Guidelines for BC Travel – What’s Open

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

Arrow Slocan Tourism
Cranbrook Tourism
Creston Valley Tourism
Destination Castlegar
Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism
Tourism Revelstoke
Tourism Fernie
Tourism Golden
Tourism Kimberley
Tourism Radium
Tourism Rossland

BC Parks

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

More resources for the latest information before you travel:

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