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Stay Local Guides: Activities for BC Residents

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While it’s time to stay close to home to keep our communities safe, there’s plenty to do safely and responsibly just outside your door that supports your local community as well as your physical and mental wellbeing.

Embrace “Stay Local, Support Local” this season and find new ways to connect with the place you call home. 

Stay Local Guides

Create the perfect day in your local community. Follow provincial health orders in effect and browse Stay Local guides below for unique ideas on how to safely explore your own community this winter.

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BC businesses are adapting to offer safe and unique ways for us to experience their offerings during these difficult times. From drive-in options and physically-distanced experiences, to local delivery, curbside pickup, and online options, there are plenty of ways to support local businesses right now.

Play tourist in your own town and visit a local attraction, transform your online shopping habits by buying direct from local businesses, and take time to enjoy outdoor spaces in gratitude for our province’s natural gifts. And don’t forget to “smize” from behind your mask as you safely and responsibly make your way out there—we’re all in this together.

Find your community below for more ideas on how to stay local and support local.

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Feature Image | Left: Gordon Smith, ‘Pachino 43’, 2009, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, Audain Art Museum Collection, Gift of Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa, Right: Gordon Smith, ‘Pond’ (detail), 1995, acrylic on canvas, Audain Art Museum Collection, Gift of Sonny and Florence Leong, photo by Darby Magill. Photo: Tourism Whistler