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Know Before You Travel in British Columbia

British Columbia has many climate and vegetation zones ranging from the fast-running rivers, ocean coastlines to forested mountain ranges and dry desert areas. 

On this page you will find links to updates about wildfires, environmental hazards, driving updates and park/recreational resources to help you plan a fun and informed trip.

Travellers are encouraged to check in with the accommodation operators and the local Visitor Centre in the communities they will be visiting for real-time, on-the-ground updates.

CURRENT ALERTS

COVID 19 and Travel News

WILDFIRES: The B.C. government has declared a provincial state of emergency to support the province-wide response to the ongoing wildfire situation. To report a wildfire (dial *5555 on a cell phone or call toll free 1-800-663-5555).

CAMPFIRE BANS: Check out the latest fire bans and restrictions.

PLEASE CAMP RESPONSIBLY. FOLLOW THE CAMPER’S CODE

The Camper’s Code has 9 rules that are really easy to follow. When all campers follow them, these good things happen:

  • Camping continues to be enjoyable for all
  • Nature remains pristine and beautiful
  • People camping in the same area become friends
  • Animals stay wild and free

Camper’s Code take the pledge.

KEY RESOURCES

Check BC Wildfire Service for wildfires of note, fire bans and restrictions.

Check DriveBC.ca for major road events such as delays, closures, and suggested detours:

River Forecast Centre analyses snowpack, assesses seasonal water supply and flood risk, and predicts flows in British Columbia’s rivers and streams:

PARKS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATED CAMPGROUNDS

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

  • Report Wildfire or Irresponsible Behaviour 1-800-663-5555 or (*5555 from a cell phone)
  • Evacuees and Reception Centres call: Emergency Info BC at: 1-800-585-9559.
  • BC Wildfire Information Line 1-888-336-7378
  • ESS Evacuees Information 1-800-585-9559
  • Canadian Red Cross Evacuees Reunification 1-800-863-6582
  • Emergency Coordination Centre 1-800-663-3456

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO – TRAVEL RESOURCES

Camping Lodging

The Super Camping / Select Lodging Guide

First Published in 1989