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Emergency Preparedness


Emergency Preparedness Guides

Emergency Resources for BC’s Tourism Industry

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.











Destination BC Update

Emergency Resources for BC’s Tourism Industry

As you know, emergencies can impact travel, visitors and businesses at any time, and potentially influence those who may be planning a trip to our province.

Stay safe, stay informed

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


River Forecast Centre


The BC Wildfire Service


BC Parks

Recreation Sites and Trails


Environment Canada


Emergency Social Services

Red Cross

What Tourism Business Owners Can Do:

TIABC Updates

TIABC has created a wildfire public service announcement that tourism operators and stakeholders are encouraged to post at their places of business: www.tiabc.ca/psas



See BC Parks website for most up to date information: www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks

The B.C. River Forecast Centre reports, “Disturbances such as fire affect the hydrologic response of streams, rivers and lakes relevant to potential flooding. Specifically, flows from snowmelt dominated watersheds impacted by fires tend to be greater and peak earlier as compared to undisturbed areas, even under normal weather conditions. Many of the regions affected by burns last summer have above normal snow packs this year.”

If you are experiencing flooding issues that affect your home or business, please call the Provincial Emergency Reporting Line at 1-800-663-3456.


COVID-19 (coronavirus) update: see details