Voice of the BC Tourism Industry


Emergency Preparedness

Don’t be scared. Be prepared. 

Two resources were developed by TIABC in partnership with PreparedBC and various tourism industry partners, including the BC Hotel Association, Tourism Tofino, Destination British Columbia and the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association.

Download Guide for Tourism Operators

Download Emergency Plan


Destination BC has published the following list of Emergency Resources for BC’s Tourism Industry:

Stay safe, stay informed

During times of stress and uncertainty, it is important to share information from official sources only. There are a variety of resources available to help you prepare for emergencies, gather up-to-date information and help visitors plan their travel.

PreparedBC: Tourism Resources

Step-by-step guides to prepare businesses and their staff for emergencies, with templates and tools to help operators easily plan a fast and effective response.

The BC Wildfire Service

Emergency Info BC
Information about emergencies in BC, including evacuation orders and alerts.
Twitter: @EmergencyInfoBC

Drive BC
Information about road closures, major events, and transportation delays.
Twitter: @DriveBC

BC Parks

Information regarding Provincial campgrounds and park closures.

Recreation Sites and Trails
Alerts, closures and warnings regarding BC’s rustic campsites and recreational trails.

Environment Canada

Resource for the latest weather information, statements, and air quality advisories.
Twitter: @environmentca

Emergency Social Services
Information regarding emergency reception centres and assistance.

Red Cross
Evacuees can register with the Red Cross by calling 1-800-863-6582
Twitter: @RedCrossBC

What business owners can do: