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
- BC-Northwest Territories Border
- Access to Recreational Sites
- Rest Areas
- Air Travel
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.
- Highway 77, closed in both directions at Petitot River Bridge (4 km south of British Columbia and Northwest Territories Border). The road is closed to non-essential travel.
- Find out more about travel restrictions for entering the Northwest Territories
There are restrictions in place for roads and parking lots providing access to some recreational sites such as ski hills and 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:
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.
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 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.
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.