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.
Preparation and 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.
Information about emergencies in BC, including evacuation orders and alerts.
- Twitter: @EmergencyInfoBC | #BCFlood | #BCWildfire
Information about road closures, major events, and transportation delays
- Twitter: @DriveBC
Analyses snowpack, 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.
- Flood Warnings and Advisories
- Current Water Levels and Flood Forecast Modeling
- Snow Conditions and Water Supply Bulletins
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.
- Interactive map of all active wildfires across the province
- Twitter: @BCGovFireInfo
- Campfire bans, restrictions, and forest use
- Report wildfires to *5555 on a cell or 1-800-663-5555 toll-free
Resource for the latest weather information, statements, and air quality advisories.
- Twitter: @environmentca
Parks and Recreation Sites – Warnings and Closures
Information regarding Provincial campgrounds and park closures.
Information regarding emergency reception centres and assistance. Support for the displaced, and group lodging.
- Evacuees can register with the Red Cross by calling 1-800-863-6582
- BC Community Support Services
- Twitter: @RedCrossBC