Weather Advisories, Road Closures, and Alerts
Please check Drive BC for an up-to-date list of the latest restrictions and advisories, as well as details on the current conditions on Highway 101. For all other roads on the Sunshine Coast, please visit scrd.ca/alerts for the South Coast and qathet.ca for the North Coast.
Parks & Trails
Porpoise Bay Provincial Park is open for day use, however the Angus Creek trails between the beach and the amphitheatre are temporarily closed due to flooding.
Cliff Gilker Park is now reopened, however some trail bridges remain closed until further repairs are completed.
While other parks and trails remain open, please be advised that trails may be flooded and/or experiencing other hazards including fallen trees and debris, and ground instability.
The Sunshine Coast’s drinking water resources face significant strain in the summer. Familiarize yourself with local water restrictions before you arrive and learn more about how to conserve water during your trip.
How To Explore Safely and Responsibly During COVID-19
While we welcome visitors and are happy to have you back, we ask that you continue to follow all Provincial Health Officer COVID safety guidelines and respect the safety procedures enacted by the businesses you visit:
- Do not travel if you are sick
- Practice 2 metres (6ft) physical distancing wherever possible
- Wash your hands regularly
- Be respectful—wearing a mask is now a personal choice, but some individual businesses may require mask wearing in their place of business
- Plan ahead and book activities, accommodations, and experiences in advance
- Adhere to any local closures or restricted access to communities
Follow the direction of the Provincial Health Officer and keep up to date on changing guidelines and regulations. If you would like to know how local businesses are keeping customers safe, check their website, social media, or give them a call to inquire.
It is important to acknowledge that we’re all visitors on the traditional territories of the Tla’amin, Klahoose, Xwémalhkwu, shíshálh, and Skwxwú7mesh nations. Anytime you are exploring the Sunshine Coast, please remember to be safe, responsible, and respectful.
Current Health Orders:
Updated April 29, 2022
Effective April 25, 2022, the Government of Canada announced the following easing of border measures:
- All travellers are required to complete Arrive-Can online or through the free mobile app before entry to Canada.
- Fully vaccinated travellers are no longer required to complete a pre-entry test for travel to Canada.
- Fully vaccinated travellers may still continue to undergo random testing upon entry to Canada, but are not required to quarantine while awaiting their results.
- Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travellers will continue to be tested with a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival and on day 8 while they quarantine for 14 days.
- Children ages 5-11 do not require a COVID-19 test to enter Canada if they are accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.
- Pre-entry tests are still required for partially vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers ages 12 and up.
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Effective April 8, 2022, proof of vaccination will no longer be required under public health order to access businesses, events, and services.
- Please note that individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring proof of vaccination for entry. It’s important that we respect the choices of people, businesses, and one another. Learn more about the BC Vaccine Card here.
- Federal proof of vaccination is still required for federally regulated travel, like air travel.
Effective March 11, 2022, the wearing of masks in public indoor settings is not required by public health. Wearing a mask is a personal choice. Masks are encouraged on public transit and on BC Ferries, but are not required.
- Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring masks on their premises. It’s important that we respect the choices of people, businesses, and one another.
- It should be noted that masks are still required when travelling by air and other federally regulated travel/transportation options.
- BC Vaccine Cards remain mandatory in all public indoor spaces until April 8, 2022.
We encourage all travellers to be fully informed of the pre-entry and on arrival public health and testing requirements both federally and provincially. Travellers should plan for extra time in the lead up to and upon arrival of their trip.
- For the latest information on travel to Canada including the updated federal requirements and restrictions, please visit the Government of Canada website.
- BC tour operators, accommodation providers, and attraction hosts have implemented stringent protocols to keep visitors safe, and visitors are asked to return the favour by travelling responsibly.
- Travellers are encouraged to reference Destination BC’s “Know Before You Go” page for information on the latest travel restrictions.
Click here for the full details about the latest Provincial Health Orders.
Travel Updates and Information
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