Weather Advisories and Road Closures

Updated November 24, 2021

  • Effective immediately through Dec 1, 2021 non-essential vehicles will be limited to 30 litres per trip to the gas station in the following areas: the Lower Mainland-to-Hope region, the Sea-to-Sky region, Sunshine Coast, the Gulf Islands, and Vancouver Island. People in those areas are also being asked to avoid all non-essential road travel for the fuel restriction period.
  • Further details on travel and fuel restrictions can be found here.

Due to recent heavy rains and flooding, there are some road closures on the Sunshine Coast. Areas of note include (but are not limited to):

  • Lower Road (Roberts Creek) – closed in some sections
  • Beach Ave/Henderson Rd/Park Ave (Roberts Creek) – open to single lane traffic
  • Day Road (Roberts Creek) – open to single lane traffic
  • Redrooffs Road (Halfmoon Bay) – open with gravel surfacing at Sargeant Bay

For current conditions on Highway 101, please visit Drive BC. All other roads – please visit scrd.ca/alerts for the South Coast and qathet.ca for the North Coast.

Parks & Trails
Cliff Gilker Park, Chaster House, and Chaster Park are closed due to flooding and other weather related hazards. 

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.

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
  • Masks are recommended in indoor public places for all people 12 and older who are not yet fully vaccinated. Individual businesses may require mask wearing in their place of business
  • Plan ahead and book activities, accommodation 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, shíshálh, and Skwxwú7mesh nations. Anytime you are exploring the Sunshine Coast, please remember to be safe, responsible, and respectful.

Current Health Orders:

Updated October 24, 2021

Starting October 24, by order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) proof of full vaccination is required for those 12 and older to access certain social and recreational events and businesses to help protect people from COVID-19. The easiest way to show proof is using the BC Vaccine Card.

  • Generally, proof of vaccination is required for large indoor events, restaurants with table service, and indoor health centres/facilities such as gyms. 
  • Proof of vaccination is generally not required at hotels and accommodations, grocery stores, pharmacies, retail stores, salons, and more. 
  • Click here for full details on where proof of vaccination is required, for whom, and how to show your proof of vaccine.

As of August 25, 2021, masks must be worn in all indoor public spaces throughout BC to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 as BC prepares for the fall and respiratory illness season. A new order from the provincial health officer requires people 12 and older to wear masks in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status. Click here for details.

As of July 1, 2021, BC is in Step 3 of its Restart Plan and we are thrilled to welcome visitors from across Canada for safe and responsible travel in the province.

  • Fully vaccinated international travellers (including American citizens and permanent residents living in the USA) can now enter Canada for leisure travel. Find out if you can enter Canada, here. If you meet the entry criteria, fully vaccinated travellers do not have to quarantine upon arrival to Canada.
  • We encourage all travellers to be fully informed of the pre-entry and on arrival public health and testing requirements both federally and provincially. This includes the mandatory use of the ArriveCAN app. Travellers should plan for extra time in the lead up, and upon the 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 this summer and fall.
  • Travellers are encouraged to reference Destination BC’s “Know Before You Go” page for information on the latest travel restrictions, what’s open and more.

For full details about the latest Provincial Health Orders:
Click on this link to the Government of BC’s response to COVID-19 website page.

Travel Updates and Information

For updates from Destination BC on BC travel, click here.

For updates on the Canadian border and international travel advisories and restrictions, click here.

For updates on BC Ferries schedules and procedures, click here. It is advisable to make a reservation for BC Ferries to get to and from the Sunshine Coast.

For updates from BC Parks, click here.




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