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Know Before You Go

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

Highway #1 – Up-to-date information on the TransCanada Highway construction.
From September 15-27, the highway through the Canyon is open during the day, with stoppages and overnight closures. 
With the exception of, between Sept 21-23, 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

Effective September 13, 2021
Proof of vaccination (one dose) will be required in BC for people attending certain social and recreational settings and events.   By October 24, entry to these settings will require people to be fully-vaccinated at least seven days after receiving both doses.  More details HERE.

Effective September 7, 2021 – Read full announcement
Canada allows entry to fully vaccinated international travellers for leisure travel. If you meet the entry criteria, fully vaccinated travellers do not have to quarantine upon arrival to Canada. We encourage all travellers to be fully informed of the pre-entry and on-arrival public health and testing requirements both federally and provincially. This includes the mandatory use of the ArriveCAN app. Travellers should plan for extra time in the lead up and upon the arrival of their trip.

Effective August 23, 2021
New Health Measures introduced for all Interior Health region.  Full press release HERE.

  • Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces for people 12 years and older. 
  • Low-intensity indoor group exercise is permitted to a maximum 10 people per class. High-intensity indoor group exercise is not permitted. 
  • Outdoor group exercise is permitted up to 50 people per class
  • Gatherings in vacation rentals are limited to five guests or one additional household.
  • Indoor personal gatherings are limited to five guests or one other household.
  • Outdoor personal gatherings (e.g. birthday parties, backyard BBQs, block parties) are limited to no more than 50 people.
  • Organized indoor gatherings (e.g. weddings, funerals, seated events) are limited to 50 people, and outdoor gatherings are limited to 100 people, both requiring a COVID-19 safety plan.

Information links:
BC News – Province Wide Restrictions – Sept 2, 2021 update
BC News – Travel and COVID-19

BC’s Restart Plan
Destination BC COVID-19 update
Government of Canada and Entry Criteria – 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

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