Know Before You Go
This page is a resource for you to check for major events before you travel.
CURRENT ROAD ADVISORIES & INFO:
TransCanada Highway construction:
Highway #1, just east of Golden –
Please check the Construction Calendar below before you travel for further information on other time periods.
The highway is open with some stoppages & overnight closures.
For the Easter holiday weekend, April 6-11, the highway will be open with no stoppages.
Construction information line: 1-844-815-6111
News Article – Kicking Horse Canyon Opens Ahead of Schedule (Nov 23/22)
MORE RESOURCES FOR INFORMATION BEFORE YOU TRAVEL –
- Check DriveBC.ca for major road events such as delays, closures and suggested detours:
Current Travel Advisories
Destination BC – Know Before You Go
First Nations Emergency Event updates for your communities
Prepare for Emergencies
Resource Road User Safety Guide
Vehicle Emergency Kit
Avalanche Control & Safety / Avalanche Canada
Winter Driving – Province of BC
COVID-19 NEWS, ANNOUNCEMENT:
Effective October 1, proof of vaccination to enter Canada is no longer required.
You will also not need proof of vaccination to access businesses, events or services in British Columbia.
Government of Canada Announcement
Provincial Proof of Vaccination requirement is lifted
Province Wide Restrictions have lifted
HelloBC.com – Know Before You Go and Travelling Responsibly
- 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
- AdventureSmart – Get Informed & go outdoors. AdventureSmart combines online and on-site awareness with targeted outreach in order to reduce the number and severity of Search and Rescue Incidents.