Travel Affected by COVID-19

Provincial highway operations continue to ensure safe and efficient travel. However, travel restrictions and precautions are in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Canada-US Borders 

All Canada-US border crossings are restricted to essential travel March 21 to April 20, 2020 at which point it will be reviewed by both parties. “Non-essential” includes travel considered tourism or recreational in nature.  

BC-Northwest Territories Border

Access to Recreational Sites

There are restrictions in place for roads and parking lots providing access to some recreational sites such as ski hills and parks.

BC Parks

For the health and safety of visitors, employees, park contractors, volunteers and partners, BC Parks has temporarily suspended services, limited access and closed facilities in most provincial parks. For details:

Parks Canada

All visitor parking facilities and associated services at Parks Canada places are closed until further notice. Highways and roadways which pass through Parks Canada places will remain open. Commercial and through traffic is permitted on these corridors. Please note that parking is not permitted on highways and roadways. 


BC Ferries

Visit BC Ferries for information on proactive measures they are taking to mitigate the​ spread of infectious disease including COVID-19 at coastal ferries and terminals.

Inland Ferries

Inland ferries continue to operate. Please remain inside vehicles during sailings. Crews are taking extra steps to disinfect all touch points, including handrails, door handles, common areas and washrooms.

Rest Areas

Provincial highway rest areas are open and our maintenance contractors are taking care of them. Please practise physical distancing and proper hygiene, and use only the supplies you need during your stop.

Air Travel

Check with your local airport for travel restrictions in addition to the Government of Canada restrictions.