NK’Mip (Inkaneep) Creek Fire Update
Updated July 20, 2021:
Stay safe. Stay informed. Due to the Nk’Mip (Inkaneep) Creek wildfire, The Town of Osoyoos has declared a state of local emergency. Destination Osoyoos’ Visitor Centre (located at 9912 BC-3 in Osoyoos) remains open from 9am – 4pm daily to offer guidance to visitors as needed.
The most up-to-date information from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) Emergency Services will continue to be shared at https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca/
We are grateful to the hardworking firefighting crews working tirelessly to keep our communities safe.
COVID- 19 (Coronavirus) Update
Destination Osoyoos continues to monitor the situation closely to ensure the most up-to-date information is available and recommended practices and protocols are followed.
The information below is precautionary and for information sharing purposes. It does not indicate any additional risk in our community. For additional resources, please visit hellobc.com.
Updated July 1, 2021:
As of July 1, British Columbia is in Step 3 of its Restart Plan and will be thrilled to welcome visitors from across Canada for safe and responsible travel in the province. Find local travel deals for Osoyoos and plan your trip!
For international visitors, the Canadian border remains closed for non-essential travel, including those who have been vaccinated.
Masks are recommended in indoor public settings for all people 12 and older who are not yet fully vaccinated.
- You’re fully vaccinated 14 days after dose 2
- Masks are optional for children aged 2 to 12
- Children under 2 should not wear masks
- Proof of vaccination does not need to be requested by service providers
- Some people may choose to continue to wear a mask after they’re fully vaccinated and that’s okay
Planning and Prevention Measures:
- Visit Health Link BC’s website.
- Call the Health Canada 2019 COVID-19 information line: 1-833-784-4397. Interpretation services are available in multiple languages. Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visit the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)’s website for the latest outbreak update on COVID-19.
- Visit the Health Link BC website for detailed information on COVID-19, including FAQs.
- Visit the BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) website for the latest on how to prevent the transmission of diseases. Follow BC CDC on Twitter for regular updates: @CDCofBC
- Follow Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, on Twitter: @CPHO_Canada
- Learn more about the British Columbia Pandemic Provincial Coordination Plan.
The Canadian border remains closed for recreational tourism, so we are asking our international visitors to dream now and explore BC later when the time is right. While the border remains open for essential travel purposes, any visitor who arrives from outside of Canada must quarantine for 14 days.
See the Canadian Border Services Agency website for the latest updates.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is announcing that as of July 31, 2020, at 12:01 am PDT stricter rules and additional entry conditions will be imposed on travellers transiting through Canada to Alaska for a non-discretionary purpose. These measures are put in place to further reduce the risk of introduction of COVID-19 cases and to minimize the amount of time that in-transit travelers are in Canada.
More specifically, in-transit foreign nationals:
- must enter Canada at one of the five identified CBSA ports of entry (POE)
- Abbotsford-Huntingdon (British Columbia)
- Coutts (Alberta)
- Kingsgate (British Columbia)
- North Portal (Saskatchewan)
- Osoyoos (British Columbia)
- will be allowed a reasonable period of stay to carry out the transit
- will be limited to travel within Canada using the most direct route from the POE to the intended POE of exit, while avoiding all national parks, leisure sites and tourism activities
- will be required, before entering the U.S., to report to the nearest CBSA POE to confirm their exit from Canada
Osoyoos Visitor Centre
The Osoyoos Visitor Centre reopened as of June 1st, 2020 with new safety measures in place.
Please email us at email@example.com, phone 250-495-5070, or message us on google for virtual visitor inquiries and click here for more information on visitor centre hours and to find our updated reopening plan.
What’s Open in Osoyoos
For a full list of businesses and services, including shops, restaurants, wineries, attractions, click here.