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Travel Information and Updates

For the latest travel information and updates, including BC Wildfire information, road conditions, and the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) please click below.

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.

Mask Requirements

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:

Border-Crossing Information

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)
    1. Abbotsford-Huntingdon (British Columbia)
    2. Coutts (Alberta)
    3. Kingsgate (British Columbia)
    4. North Portal (Saskatchewan)
    5. 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 visit@destinationosoyoos.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.

And as always, visitors can reach out to us on social media for questions at @osoyoosbc on instagram and twitter, and Destination Osoyoos on Facebook

 

What’s Open in Osoyoos

For a full list of businesses and services, including shops, restaurants, wineries, attractions, click here.