Find your local
In the words of Premier Horgan, anywhere you are in British Columbia is beautiful. Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands offer wide open spaces, the protective shade of rainforest trails and breathtaking views from mountain tops to ocean shores.
Like you, we’re passionate about exploring BC and Vancouver Island. But now is not the time for inter-community travel; stay in your community and support your local businesses if you can.
We look forward to welcoming visitors back to Vancouver Island when the time is right. Do your part now, so we can all explore this beautiful region later. In the meantime, find the official links below for the most up-to-date information.
For travel updates in British Columbia, please visit Destination BC’s traveller resource guide here and read about the current province-wide restrictions here.
For travel updates in Canada, please visit Destination Canada’s traveller resource guide.
Let’s explore our environment and communities safely:
- You are reminded to maintain physical distancing from individuals outside of your own (6-person maximum) social circle or “bubble”.
- Please respect a 2 metre distance from other individuals when enjoying public spaces, including indoor and outdoor markets and shops, trails and beaches.
- Please follow good hygiene measures, avoid contact with surfaces, wash your hands well and regularly, and avoid touching your face.
- Consider wearing a mask and carrying and using hand sanitizer.
Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands are home to many creative small businesses, who can provide you with tools for safety like masks, and hand sanitizers. These two items when used correctly can help facilitate an enjoyable and safe engagement with your community for everyone, while also supporting our local makers at this time.
More than ever, it’s the time to be a mindful traveller in your own backyard. Reduce your impact by following our mindful travel guidelines
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