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Golden BC COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: May 28 2020, at 9:00 am MST

Enjoy your favourite BC activities, close to home. If you’re a BC resident, please explore locally and avoid inter-community travel, including road trips. If you’re from outside BC, we look forward to welcoming you when the time is right. Get information and future travel inspiration about on HelloBC.com https://www.hellobc.com/what-you-need-to-know/

We are currently in Phase 2 of British Columbia’s Restart Plan moving towards phase 3, these steps that we will take together to protect people and ensure that our province can come back from COVID-19 stronger than before.

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The table below will be updated on a regular basis and can be filtered by category by clicking on 'Type of Business'. Each column can be filtered by clicking on the title at the top. Golden businesses are actively assessing the new regulations associated with Phase 2 and Phase 3 of British Columbia 's COVID-19 response plan and if the new regulations will allow them to re-open, and at what capacity. In response to these changes, Tourism Golden has teamed up with the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce to gather and display information about businesses in our town. 

Latest Developments:

  • Starting June 1, some Parks Canada places will begin to offer limited access and services while maintaining physical distancing measures. Information will be updated regularly. - Learn More

  • Starting June 1, 2020, Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks will offer limited visitor access and basic services. Learn More

  • On May 14, BC Parks will start to reopen the majority of provincial parks and protected areas and marine parks. People across the province will have more access to safe outdoor recreation opportunities while meeting the guidelines of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO). Learn More

  • On June 1, BC Parks will re-open most provincial campgrounds and back-country camping. Learn More

  • An order by Interior Health’s Chief Medical Health Officer (MHO) closing all fitness centres, gyms, yoga studios or similar personal training facilities will be lifted on May 19. Learn More

  • Gatherings or events larger than 50 people are not permitted in British Columbia until further notice. This includes indoor and outdoor sporting events, conferences, meetings, religious gatherings and other similar events.   

  • Canada will deny entry to travellers who are not Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents. Some exceptions apply. 

  • Air operators have been formally mandated to prevent any travellers with symptoms to board an aircraft to Canada. 

  • Only four Canadian airports are accepting international flights – Vancouver International, Pearson International in Toronto, Calgary and Montreal.

  • Canadians are to avoid all non-essential travel outside Canada, including to the US. Anyone who chooses to travel outside Canada must stay away from work or school for 14 days on their return. Read the Official Global Travel Advisory here.

  • For updates on reported cases and risk assessment in the province visit the Interior Health website

Public Health Information Sources:

Health Canada COVID-19 information line: 1-833-784-4397. Interpretation services are available in multiple languages. Or email: [email protected]

We are doing our best to stay on top of these rapidly evolving events and will continue to update this page as often as possible.