emergency preparedness, planning, and resources


Having an Emergency and Communication Plan in place is a responsible and important business practice. We encourage all of our tourism stakeholders to ensure they are always adequately prepared and have processes in place to communicate accurate information to guests and those that are entering the region to travel.

Destination British Columbia has compiled an official list of resources to help you prepare for and to refer to in times of emergency. We have shared these below for easy access.

It is important to note that only official up-to-date messaging should be shared in an effort to prevent miscommunication and negative media attention that can happen throughout event coverage.

First and foremost, we need to keep each other safe.

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preparation and resources

PreparedBC: Tourism Resources
Step-by-step guides to prepare tourism businesses and their staff for emergencies, with templates and tools to help operators easily plan a fast and effective response.

Guide for Tourism Operators
Emergency Plan for Tourism Operators

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




River Forecast Centre

Analyses snow-pack, assesses seasonal water supply and flood risk and predicts flows in BC’s rivers and streams. It produces a range of bulletins, maps and warnings to inform emergency managers and the public about current and upcoming streamflow conditions.

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.


weather alerts

Environment Canada
Resource for the latest weather information, statements, and air quality advisories.

Twitter: @environmentca

parks and recreation sites

Warnings and Closures

BC Parks
Information regarding Provincial campgrounds and park closures.


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emergency assistance


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

Red Cross