Emergency Resources for BC’s Tourism Industry

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

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

BC Parks
Recreation Sites and Trails

Emergency Social Services
  • Information regarding emergency reception centres and assistance.

Red Cross
  • Evacuees can register with the Red Cross by calling 1-800-863-6582.
  • Twitter: @RedCrossBC

Wildfire-Related Resources

BC Wildfire Resources for Small Business
  • Resources for small businesses impacted by BC Wildfires.

 The BC Wildfire Service

Air Quality Information
What Business Owners Can Do When Emergencies Arise:
  • 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 area impacted by an emergency, 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.

What Destination BC will do:
  • Destination BC’s consumer marketing, travel and mainstream media and public relations efforts will continue to promote the entire province, adapting to the needs of each region/community, by placing focus on areas that are not currently impacted by emergencies, and supporting impacted areas once the emergency is over and recovery has begun.