This page is a resource for you to check for major events before you travel.
FOR ALL DRIVERS:
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.
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 DriveBC.ca for major road events such as delays, closures, travel advisories and suggested detours.
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
BC’S RESTART PLAN – COVID-19 NEWS –
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
Destination BC COVID-19 – updated Oct 21, 2021
HelloBC.com – Know Before You Go and Travelling Responsibly
Information links for developments in COMMUNITIES and PARKS:
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:
Winter Driving – Province of BC
- 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