Dr. Bonnie Henry announced today that BC residents should avoid all non-essential travel until December 7 at 12:00 midnight.   To review the current restrictions and advisories use this link:  www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions

We expect to receive updated travel messaging from Destination BC on November 20.  It will be available here and we encourage you to use it in your marketing and with customer inquiries as it is approved by the Province of BC as the official travel messaging.    Tourism Tofino is also happy to have you refer your inquiries to our Visitor Centre team who has developed expertise in handling diverse COVID-19 related travel inquiries.   Please direct them to e-mail us at info@tourismtofino.com or call 1-888-720-3414.


Summary of new travel advisories (copied directly from above link):

At this time, all non-essential travel should be avoided. This includes travel into and out of B.C. and between regions of the province. For example:

  • Do not travel for a vacation
  • Do not travel to visit friends or family outside of your household or core bubble

What is essential travel?

Individual circumstances may affect whether a particular trip is considered essential or non-essential. Essential travel within B.C. includes:

  • Regular travel for work within your region
  • Travel for things like medical appointment and hospital visits

For example, if you live in Vancouver and work in Surrey you can continue to commute.

If you need to travel for essential reasons, take the same health and safety precautions you do at home.

  • Wash your hands often
  • Practice safe distancing, 2 m
  • Travel only with yourself, household or pandemic bubble
  • Stick to the outdoors whenever possible
  • Clean spaces often

Travel for mountain sports

Ski and snowboard at your local mountain. For example, if you live in Vancouver, you should ski at Cypress, Grouse or Mt. Seymour.