Last Updated: May 22, 2020

Sunshine Coast Tourism is focused on the well being of our coastal communities and does not encourage travellers and visitors to come to the Sunshine Coast at this time. We are preparing for when we can welcome visitors back again. Below you will find official resources and information for the tourism industry. 

Sunshine Coast Tourism Updates 

We are working hard to keep our members up to date with information and resources. Please make sure you are signed up for our industry newsletter. We will post all of our industry updates here as well:

Industry Newsletter and Update: May 21, 2020
Industry Newsletter and Update: May 7, 2020
Industry Newsletter and Update: May 1, 2020
Industry Newsletter and Update: April 23, 2020
Industry Newsletter and Update: April 16, 2020
Industry Newsletter and Update: April 15, 2020 (Accommodation Specific)
Industry Newsletter and Update: April 7, 2020
Industry Newsletter and Update: April 2, 2020
Industry Newsletter and Update: March 27, 2020
Industry Newsletter and Update: March 22, 2020
Industry Newsletter and Update: March 20, 2020
Industry Newsletter and Update: March 12, 2020

WorkSafeBC Guidelines

Businesses are required to use the WorkSafeBC guidelines and resources to develop their COVID-19 safety plans.

Destination BC Updates

For up-to-date COVID-19 information sources and guidance, including FAQs for businesses and industry.

Destination Canada Updates

COVID-19 updates from Destination Canada including industry support resources and FAQ information.

British Columbia Tourism Resiliency Network

The British Columbia Tourism Resiliency Network provides Sunshine Coast tourism businesses with meaningful, hands-on guidance and support to navigate the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and to work towards long-term resiliency. 

Visitor Information Centres

We have temporarily closed our Visitor Information Centres to ensure the safety of our staff, community, and travellers. Please connect with us on social media or by email.

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Gibsons Visitor Centre: gibsonsvic@sunshinecoastcanada.com
Sechelt Visitor Centre: secheltvic@sunshinecoastcanada.com
Powell River Visitor Centre: info@discoverpowellriver.com

Travel Advisory

Only Canadian citizens, diplomats, crew and immediate family members of citizens are allowed entry to Canada. New restrictions may be imposed with little warning. For the latest travel advisories visit the Government of Canada website.

BC Ferries

Learn more about BC Ferries COVID-19 response.

Canada’s Economic Response Plan

The Prime Minister is announcing new economic measures daily to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. These measures, delivered as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will provide direct support to Canadian workers and businesses.

British Columbia’s COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information

Response information and resources from the Provincial Government.

Sunshine Coast COVID-19 Updates

South Coast
Town of Gibsons: Town of Gibsons – COVID-19 Updates
District of Sechelt: District of Sechelt – Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
Sunshine Coast Regional District: COVID-19 Emergency Operations Centre Bulletins
shíshálh Nation: shíshálh Nation updates

North Coast
City of Powell River: City of Powell River Response to COVID-19 State of Emergency
qathet Regional District: qathet Regional District (qRD) information on COVID-19
Tla’amin Nation: Tla’amin Nation News updates

Marketing and Social Media Resources for Businesses

Virtual Experiences Best Practice Guide from Destination BC
Social Media Toolkit from British Columbia’s Regional Tourism Secretariat
Tourism industry messaging guidance from Destination BC
Support from Google for Small Business
Support from Facebook for Small Businesses