Only specific areas of BC are currently affected by closures due to flooding and many areas – including those experiencing flooding – are still open and ready to receive visitors.
Highway and road closures
- For information about road closures, major events and transportation delays visit DriveBCs Traveller Information System or follow @DriveBC on Twitter.
- For up-to-date information on closures caused by flooding, visit TranBC’s Current Emergency Highway Advisories and Resources page
Visitor information and outdoor recreation
- Visitor Centres around the province can provide helpful trip planning information and have up-to-date details for all travelers. They can help you adjust your travel plans if needed. For a list of centres, please visit Hello BC.
- If your visit to BC includes a trip to a provincial park, check BC Parks for information on campground and park closures.
- Before visiting BC’s more rustic campsites and recreational trails, check Recreation Sites and Trails BC for current alerts, closures and warnings.
- Boaters on lakes and rivers in flood-affected regions should be aware of high-water levels and debris, and obey posted speed limits as to not adversely affected shorelines. Read more about safety tips for being on the water.
Staying safe around flood waters
- Assume that all surface water (lakes, rivers, ditches, etc.) is naturally contaminated during a flood. Check with the local health authority or First Nations Health Authority for current drinking water advisories.
- Never drive or walk through flooded streets. Water can be deeper than it appears, and levels can rise very quickly.
- Keep clear of eroded banks, as they may result in unstable ground and keep children and pets away from stream banks.
- Stay alert for changing conditions, particularly if you are in low-lying areas or near waterways.
- Listen to local officials and follow their instructions if asked to evacuate.