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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.

The Tourism Emergency Management Committee (TEMC) has released a BC Tourism Emergency Management Framework to help reduce the industry’s vulnerabilities and risks and lessen the potentially adverse impacts to visitor experiences during emergencies. The framework provides a unified structure to support tourism partners and visitors on matters related to the four pillars of emergency management … specifically mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

An Emergency Messaging Guidance document for BC’s tourism industry with seasonal information. The documents include responsible travel infographics and outlines official emergency information resources for BC and suggested messaging, visuals and actions for BC’s tourism industry during emergencies. It can help tourism businesses navigate questions, mitigate visitor concerns, and proactively manage perceptions during emergencies.

Emergency Plan for Tourism Operators

Emergency Plan

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

Wildfire Preparedness Guide

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

Extreme Heat Preparedness Guide

Extreme Heat Preparedness

This Extreme Heat Preparedness Guide is a roadmap to help you, your family and community prepare for the next Extreme Heat Emergency in British Columbia. The extreme heat in 2021 is a stark example that our climate is changing and we must prepare for the expectation that these events will become more frequent, longer and hotter in the decades to come.

Extreme Heat Preparedness Guide

BC Government: Be Prepared for extreme heat


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.
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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: