BC Tourism Industry

Emergency Preparedness

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

WILDFIRES
The BC Wildfire Service


FLOODS
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.

PARKS AND RECREATION SITES      WARNINGS AND CLOSURES

BC Parks
Recreation Sites and Trails

WEATHER ALERTS


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


EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE


Emergency Social Services
  • Information regarding emergency reception centres and assistance.
  • Support for the displaced, and group lodging
Red Cross


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.