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Welcome Back BC Residents

We’re excited to be able to help BC residents plan their trips around the Island. As part of BC’s Restart Plan, recreational travel within British Columbia is allowed as of June 15, 2021.

All non-essential travel into and out of BC remains restricted. Visit https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/ restart for the full details of BC’s Restart Plan.

While visiting the Island, we ask that you respect communities, make a plan before you leave and arrive at your destination prepared. If you can, explore attractions and activities, to help bring some much-needed revenue to local tourism operators.

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.


Local Etiquette

Let’s explore our environment and communities safely:

    • Marks are required in all public, indoor settings.
    • 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.

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

Mindful Travel
Provincial Travel Restrictions & Info


Find your hyper local itinerary:

Victoria
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Cowichan
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Nanaimo
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Comox Valley
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Tofino
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Campbell River
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North Island
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Ucluelet
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