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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

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

FEDERAL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

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.

 

PROVINCIAL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

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 closed at the Kicking Horse Canyon. The Fall 2022 extended closure will continue until 6 am on December 1. View the full closures schedule here.
    • Please use alternate routes Highways 93S and 95.
  • Closures remain along Highway #8 between Merritt and Spences Bridge.

BC Ferries

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

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

Cruises

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

WEATHER

 

WILDFIRES

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.

 

FLOODING

 

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