Preparedness for Tourism Operators

British Columbia is a world-class tourism destination with rolling ranch lands, snow-crested mountains and a sweeping coastline. Yet with that natural splendor comes some potential risk to visitors who may not be familiar with B.C.'s hazards, such as earthquakestsunamis, floods, and wildfires.

During a disaster, phone, gas, electrical and water services may be disrupted. Roads could be blocked, stores could be closed and gas stations out of service. Food and water could be limited and supplies cut off. It may be weeks before travel routes, utilities and essential services are restored.

The PreparedBC: Guide for Tourism Operators (PDF) and PreparedBC: Emergency Plan for Tourism Operators (PDF) were developed to help businesses prepare their operations for an effective response and quicker recovery while keeping guests safe.