Emergency Resources

(updated) October 18, 2021

Starting Sept. 13, 2021, proof of vaccination will be required in BC for people attending certain social and recreational settings and events.

A new order from the provincial health officer will require individuals to provide proof of vaccination to access a broad range of social, recreational, and discretionary events and businesses throughout the province. As of September 13, one dose of vaccine will be required for entry to these settings. By October 24, entry to these settings will require people to be fully vaccinated at least seven days after receiving both doses. To enter certain spaces, including indoor ticketed sporting events, indoor and patio dining in restaurants, fitness centres, casinos and indoor organized events, like conferences and weddings, people aged 12 and older will be required to show their proof of vaccination.

See more information on PROOF OF VACCINE procedures. 



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Entering B.C.

From another province or territory

If you travel to B.C. for essential reasons from another province or territory, you do not need to self-quarantine when entering B.C. You must follow the same province-wide restrictions as everyone in B.C.

From a United States border crossing

All non-essential travel at the Canada-U.S. border is restricted. Additional screening measures are in place at key points of entry. 

From an international destination

To limit the further spread of COVID-19, travel restrictions are in place across all ports of entry. The Canadian border is closed to most international travellers. You are allowed to enter Canada if you are a:

  • Canadian citizen
  • Permanent resident of Canada
  • Temporary resident of Canada
  • Protected person (refugee status)
  • Person registered under the Indian Act
  • Foreign national with a non-discretionary (non-optional) reason to travel to Canada

The Cranbrook Visitor Information Centre at 2279 Cranbrook Street North is currently servicing visitors. Reach them by phone (250-426-5914) or email.

• Regular updates are available from Destination British Columbia including travel advisories and supports for tourism businesses

• For real-time information on the COVID-19 Pandemic please find official information from the Government of Canada 

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