This page is a resource for you to check for major events before you travel.
FOR ALL DRIVERS:
Winter – Mother Nature’s Ultimate Road Test
Weather can mean everything from fog and rain, to snow and ice. Make sure you are ready for whatever is in store for British Columbia this winter. Prepare now to stay safe on the roads this winter – Prepare yourself, your vehicle and drive for the condition.
Winter Driving – Province of BC
PROVINCE-WIDE COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT
By order of the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry has placed a ban on public gatherings, events & travel, to February 5, 2021, 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.
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
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 responsibly. PLAN 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.
Destination BC COVID-19 update
Guidelines for BC Travel
HelloBC.com – 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
Creston Valley Tourism
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
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 Rossland / RED Mountain Resort
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
- Air Quality Health Index
- Wildfire Preparedness Guide
- 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
Flood Preparedness Guide
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.
Recreation Sites & Trails closures