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Health & Safety

For the health & safety of both residents and visitors, we need your support to ensure a safe experience. The businesses operating in our region are guided by provincial and WorkSafeBC health & safety regulations, plus many are implementing further safety measures. This includes physical distancing and sanitization of hands. Individual businesses can choose to continue requiring masks and social distancing, please respect people, businesses, and one another.

Province-wide restrictions have lifted

  • Masks in public indoor settings is not required, however masks are encouraged on public transit. Masks are still required when travelling by air and other federally regulated travel.
  • There are no restrictions for:
    • Gatherings and events
    • Restaurants, pubs, bars, and nightclubs
    • Sport activities
  • All visitors must show proof of vaccination before visiting long-term care or seniors’ assisted-living facility. Proof of vaccination is not required for:
    • Children under the age of 12
    • People with a medical exemption
    • Compassionate visits related to end-of life

Info to Know – Welcoming You

North Thompson Valley is welcoming recreational travellers from all over Canada! In addition, North Thompson Valley is welcoming fully vaccinated international travellers regardless of citizenship. Potential international visitors, please assess your eligibility to enter Canada before planning a visit.

Check out our website to learn more about the experiences you can plan for. Our local Visitor Centres will have the latest information on what is open. See below.

Know Before You Go

We encourage visitors to stay up to date with the latest information before and during their trip so that informed travel decisions can be made. Also, we encourage visitors to check in with their accommodation providers, as well as the Visitor Centres listed below.

The North Thompson Valley is a beautiful wilderness region, that is composed of many incredible climates. During the hot summer months, there is a risk of wildfires.
To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour that could start a wildfire in British Columbia, please call 1 800 663-5555 or (*5555 from a cell phone) as soon as possible. Information from the public is crucial to the effectiveness of response.

Here are some other online key resources to help travellers out:

Changing Conditions

The current travel conditions and regulations can be very fluid, and as a result, can change fairly quickly. Updates will be monitored by North Thompson Valley and our businesses/business partners but we encourage potential visitors to stay as up-to-date as possible when planning a trip. Also, visitors are recommended to become acquainted with cancellation policies of bookable experiences as there is no uniform standard during this time.

To ensure safe travel for visitors and residents, anyone travelling within BC is encouraged to practice foundational rules when travelling.

These rules include:

  • Physical distancing
  • Staying home when sick
  • Hand hygiene
  • Other protective measures

For further recommendations and tips on travelling safety, visit 10 Ways to Travel Safely and Responsibly.

Current Destination Information

For Business Closure Information and to keep current with what is open check out the destination websites for the areas within the North Thompson Valley.

Lower North Thompson Valley

Barriere – Lower North Thompson

Blue River

Blue River

Wells Gray

Clearwater / Wells Gray

Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks

Tourism Valemount

Valemount

Visitor Information Centres

For latest information contact the local Visitor Centres

Barriere Tourist/Visitor Info Booth

3 – 4323 Conner Road, Barriere
250-672-9221

Valemount Visitor Centre

785 Cranberry Lake Road, Valemount
250-566-9893

Wells Gray Park Visitor Information Centre

Highway 5, Clearwater Valley Road
250-674-3334

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