Know Before You Go
This page will be updated regularly. It is a resource for you to check for major events before you travel. British Columbia is a very large and diverse province, where some areas may be affected by wildfire activity in the upcoming summer season, there will be many areas that are not impacted and open for business.
- Check BC Wildfire Service for wildfires of note, fire bans and restrictions.
Effective July 29 - Category 2 open burns prohibited.
- 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
News Release Aug 6 - RDEK Launches New Evacuation Notification System
Regional District of Central Kootenay
Regional District of Columbia Shuswap
- Emergencies in BC, including evacuation alerts and orders:
- Interactive Maps and News Releases:
BC Government Wildfire Status
BC Government News
BC Provincial Parks 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.
- Air Quality Health Index - What is the air like today?
BC Ministry of Environment
We recommend that you:
- Call your airline to ensure they are operating within your chosen destination.
- Check DriveBC.ca to plan your route and adapt your itinerary as needed.
- Check with Community Visitor Centres to help with trip planning, alternative route and reservation changes.
- Call the businesses that you have made reservations with - operators can give you up-to-date information about the conditions around their property.