UPDATED – Winter Travel Toolkit for B.C. Tourism Industry
UPDATE DEC 16: There is a slight change to the intro to reflect the new routes, and two pages outlining the new routes that opened on Dec 20 and 21.
View the Update here:
B.C.’s tourism associations have developed a toolkit to guide tourism operators and contains the resources and information needed by the public to plan their travel in British Columbia this winter.
We encourage operators to share this document, include the information in communications to guests, and provide links on websites. The goal is to keep the public updated and informed on the travel options available.
British Columbians have faced unprecedented challenges from severe weather and flooding that have impacted the normal ability to travel between the Lower Mainland and the rest of the province.
While the work is ongoing to repair the damage done, we can still travel to connect with family and enjoy winter recreation if we plan ahead and prepare for situations that can shift rapidly. Many of us are eager to travel and see family and friends this winter.
This toolkit is designed as a guide for operators with the information needed by the public to plan travel in British Columbia this winter. Operators can share this document, include the information in their communications, and provide links on their website.
People can get from the Lower Mainland to the Interior by driving via Highway 99 as of Dec 20, via Highway 3 as of Dec 21, and via the United States. They can also take advantage of the lower rates and extra capacity a number of airlines have added, or travel via existing commercial bus operators.
Situations can evolve rapidly, and we’ll do our best to keep everyone informed by updating this toolkit and the links to critical information that should reflect changes to travel information.