View between rows of grapes at a vineyard overlooking the blue water of Okanagan Lake. A hill is visible on the left side of the frame, and in the distance on the other side of the large lake. Rossland, BC | Mitch Winton

Updated: October 27th, 2022

Planning on travelling in British Columbia? Plan ahead so you can travel safely and responsibly. On this page, you can learn about the latest updates to provincial health orders & recommendations, air travel, weather alerts, and more.

For more information on trip planning, such as maps, links to visitor centres around the province, and accessible travel, please visit our Need To Know page.


Key Resources



Effective , all COVID-19 border requirements, including vaccination, mandatory use of ArriveCAN, and any testing and quarantine/isolation requirements will end for all travellers entering Canada whether by land, air or sea.

For more information on current federal border measures and requirements, including crossing the border via car, please visit the Government of Canada website here.



BC is thrilled to welcome visitors for safe and responsible travel in the province.

For more information about provincial borders and any updates to travel restrictions, please visit the Province of BC’s Travel Affected by COVID-19 website here.

Public Health Measures

CURRENT PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES (effective March 11, 2022):

Wearing masks in public indoor settings is not required by public health. Wearing a mask is a personal choice. Masks are encouraged on public transit and BC Ferries, but not required.

Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring masks on their premises. It’s important that we respect the choices of people, businesses and one another.

For more details on the current public health measures, click here.

The Province has created a dedicated phone service to provide British Columbians with non-medical information about COVID-19, including the latest information on travel recommendations and social distancing. Information is available in more than 110 languages, seven days a week between 7:30 am-8 pm, at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or via text message at 1-888-268-4319.

Where To Get A COVID-19 Test In BC

There are many placed to get a COVID-19 test in British Columbia. For information on how to find collection centres, pharmacies, and private testing clinics, please click here.

Roads and Driving

Driving Conditions

Always check DriveBC before heading out on the road to learn about the current conditions along your planned route, including webcams, closures, construction delays, or detours.

Please visit Emergency Info BC for updated details on emergencies including evacuation orders and alerts.

Highway Closures & Construction

  • Construction on the Highway #1 Kicking Horse Canyon Project has begun, and the anticipated completion date is in winter of 2024.
    • Currently the highway is open during the day at the Kicking Horse Canyon with possible delays of up to 30 minutes, and full closures overnight. View the full closures schedule here.
    • Please use alternate routes Highways 93S and 95.

BC Ferries

Find all you need to know about travelling with BC Ferries at

Reservations are highly recommended. If you have questions about travel with BC Ferries, you can contact 1-888-BC Ferry, or


Find everything you need to know regarding travelling on cruise ships including health protocols, boarding, and disembarkation here.

If you are a traveller requiring COVID-19 testing before your cruise, you can book a test close to the Port of Vancouver here.

Weather Events




During the summer, stretches of hot, dry weather can lead to increased wildfire risk throughout the province. Make sure you take the necessary protocols to prevent and report wildfires. For more information on wildfire safety and prevention, click here. For more information on fire bans and restrictions, click here.




If you are a tourism industry partner seeking updates about COVID-19 or emergency preparedness, please visit Destination BC’s corporate website.