GAaaHehehe!!! Is anybody else getting excited for summer? I can’t wait! ... well, to some extent. I usually get to be excited and ahead of myself- planning my year’s travel plans and goals, specifically for Summer. This year is going to be new, to say the least. Social distancing is the new norm- which is great. We can deal with that, right? Just keep in mind that traveling currently has limiting measures kept in effect that varies from province to territory.
Thinking of Traveling in BC?
Are you debating about finally breaking out of quarantine? Well, June 1st is the big day for reopening procedures to start happening around our province. Are you informed and ready?
While travel restrictions and precautions have been placed due to COVID-19, all roads have remained open.
Borders restrictions vary.
US-Canada Border remain closed to all non-essential traffic.
BC-Alberta Border is open and is asking to avoid all non-essential traffic over the border.
BC-NWT Border is closed to all non-essential traffic in both directions.
BC-Yukon Border is limited to essential travel only on HWY 97 & 37.
Parks have also begun reopening phases.
RSTBC is now starting to reopen the majority of recreational sites and trails for day-use and some for camping. For social distancing measures, some extra spacing between campsites and limited guests may occur. Parks that attract large crowds will remain crossed until it is safe to reopen at a later date.
If this is the route you are going, make sure to check out RSTBC’s website for update info:
BC Parks are reopening most provincial campgrounds and backcountry camping. Parks that attract large crowds will remain closed until it is safe to reopen at a later date. Backcountry campgrounds in some parks with high day use will remain closed.
For up to date info regarding these sites check out:
Parks Canada is also starting to offer limited access and services. Openings differ across the country. Camping will not be permitted until at least June 21st.
for this info check out:
Rest areas are now open as well. Rest areas are important for travellers and especially essential to our truck drivers.
BC Ferries has reduced its For example, as of June 3rd, BC Ferries will be resuming limited service between Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) to Nanaimo (Departure Bay). This means that 4 daily round trips. So still, very limited. Please avoid all non-essential travel.
for more BC Ferries info go to:
Inland Ferries are operating in compliance with federal directives on COVID-19 including, but not limited to: passengers must remain inside vehicles; walk-on passengers, motorcyclists and cyclists must remain inside designated zones; all passenger amenities aboard are closed, and more.
For a full list of info go to:
All-in-all, IT’S ALL HAPPENING!!! The phases of return have begun. As many emotions come afloat with the reopening of these public places, always remember just to be kind and that social distancing measures are still in effect. Let’s make this better together!
#StayLocal #StaySafe #StayHealthy #SocialDistancing