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Emergency Preparedness

Resources for Tourism Operators & Communities for Emergency Situations

Here are some important resources for communities, marketing organizations and tourism operators to use to communicate with guests and prospective visitors, and to plan and be prepared for emergencies.

Emergency Plan for Tourism Operators

This resource is designed to help BC tourism businesses and organizations start planning and preparing for emergencies that may impact their staff and guests. Choose templates, tools and suggestions that make the most sense for your operation and add to them as needed.

Emergency Plan for Tourism Operators

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Wildfire Preparedness

On average, there are more than 1,600 wildfires in BC every year. Sometimes they burn in areas away from houses or infrastructure, with ecological benefits to the landscape. Other times, they can threaten peoples homes and livelihoods. This guide will help you prepare your household, protect your property and understand what to do if a wildfire is close to your community.
PreparedBC Wildfire Preparedness Guide

More Resources: by Community Futures; Support for businesses affected by 2021 wildfires.


EmergencyInfoBC is active during partial and full-scale provincial emergencies, both on this site and on Twitter via @EmergencyInfoBC. Official response and recovery sources are shared as well as verified event information from trusted partners.


3 Steps to Preparedness

Disasters happen and PreparedBC can help you understand and prepare for the hazards in your area. Know the Hazards, Gather your Supplies, Make your Plan, Get Prepared for Wildfires, Be Flood Ready and more resources for communities.
PreparedBC Web page

More Resources:
Ten Steps to Prepare Your Business for Evacuation by the BC Economic Development Association.


For current travel restrictions, wildfire info and other key resources, learn more here: