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Know Before You Go

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


Travel Update – Nov 26, 2021:  Parts of British Columbia are expecting a number of large storms and significant rainfall to hit between Nov 27 and December 1.  

Keep a eye on weather reports from your area Environment Canada, check regularly for updates, warnings and alerts from local governments and First Nations authorities.

Make sure your emergency supplies include drinking water stored in an accessible place & if you don’t need to travel during stormy weather, please stay home. If you are required to drive, Check Drive BC (additional link below) for updates and make sure your vehicle has food, water, warm clothes, blankets and other emergency supplies.
Weather Alerts
Latest Alerts & Evacuation Orders
Supports for People & Communities
First Nations Emergency Event updates for your communities
Know Before You Go Current Travel Advisories
Prepare for Emergencies

Travel Update – Nov 19, 2021:  As parts of British Columbia have been impacted by heavy rain and flooding, there are multiple highway closures and travel restrictions in place for impacted areas to ensure the movement of essential goods and services. In addition, there are temporary restrictions on vehicle (gas and diesel) purchases.

Check for major road events such as delays, closures, travel advisories and suggested detours.
Highway Webcams
Winter Driving – Province of BC
Destination BC – Know Before You Go

TransCanada Highway construction:
Highway #1, just east of Golden   –   From November 1-30, there is a 24 hr closure and you must use an alternate route.  Please check the Construction Calendar below before you travel.
Construction information line: 1-844-815-6111
Construction Calendar (map)

BC’s Restart Plan – updated Nov 2, 2021

BC News – Nov 3/21 – Proof of Vaccination and the BC Vaccine Card
BC News – Oct 31/21 – Travel and COVID-19
BC News – Oct 29/21 – Province Wide Restrictions
BC News – Oct 19/21 – Two-dose vaccine requirements begin

Government of Canada and Entry Criteria & Travel Advisory Reminder

Information Links:
Destination BC COVID-19 – updated Oct 21, 2021 – Know Before You Go and Travelling Responsibly

Information links for developments in COMMUNITIES and PARKS:
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

More resources for the latest information before you travel:

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