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
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
Emergency Info BC
Information about emergencies in BC, including evacuation orders and alerts.
Twitter: @EmergencyInfoBC #BCFlood #BCWildFire
Information about road closures, major events and transportation delays.
River Forecast Centre
Preparing Your Business for a Flood
British Columbia is prone to flooding due to our mountainous terrain and the wet weather that comes in from the Pacific Ocean. This information kit provides businesses with an overview of key activities to help prepare for, and react to, a flood event proactively.
The BC Wildfire Service
PARKS AND RECREATION SITES—WARNINGS AND CLOSURES
Recreation Sites and Trails
Resource for the latest weather information, statements, and air quality advisories.
Emergency Social Services
Information regarding emergency reception centres and assistance.
Support for the displaced, and group lodging
What Tourism Business Owners Can Do:
Share these resources with your staff and follow key social media accounts for the latest news.
Help your guests:
If your business is located in an impacted area, provide your current customers and future reservations with regular updates, by directing them to official information sources.
If your business is not impacted directly, help your current guests plan the rest of their trip to areas that are safe and open for business (your local visitor centre has a wealth of information on places to stay and things to do).
If your business is not impacted directly, be proactive with future reservations—let your customers know it’s business as usual and you are looking forward to hosting them. British Columbia is a very large province and sometimes our out-of-province guests can get confused by geographically misleading information.
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