NK’Mip (Inkaneep) Creek Fire Update
Updated Sept 8, 2021:
Stay safe. Stay informed. While the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire continues to remain active in the region, the fire is currently classified as being held. Visit our Travel Alerts page for links to official air quality, driving, and fire information.
Destination Osoyoos’ Visitor Centre (located at 9912 BC-3 in Osoyoos) is open from 9am – 4pm Tuesday-Saturday to offer guidance to visitors as needed. Our local businesses are open and ready to welcome you! Visit our What’s Open page for a list of business hours and updates.
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 who have been 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 September 3, 2021:
By order of the Provincial Health Officer, BC will require proof of vaccination to access certain events, services, and businesses starting September 13, 2021. See section below regarding the Proof of Vaccination requirements, or visit the BC Government website here for more information.
BC is in Step 3 of its Restart Plan and is thrilled to welcome visitors from across Canada for safe and responsible travel in the province. Canada is welcoming back fully vaccinated American visitors as of August 9, and fully vaccinated visitors from other countries who meet the entry criteria starting September 7. If they meet the entry criteria, fully vaccinated travelers will not have to quarantine upon arrival to Canada. Find out if you can enter Canada, here.
Please review the current restrictions for the Province of British Columbia at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions.
NEW – Proof of Vaccine Requirement
By order of the British Columbia Provincial Health Officer, proof of vaccination (along with valid government ID) will be required to access some events, services and businesses. Starting September 13, 2021, you must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. By October 24, 2021 you must be fully vaccinated.
The requirement applies to all people 12 yrs and older and covers:
- Indoor ticketed concerts, theatre, dance, symphony and sporting events
- Indoor and outdoor dining at restaurants, pubs and bars
- Nightclubs and casinos
- Movie theatres
- Gyms, pools and recreation facilities
- Does not include youth recreational sport
- Indoor high intensity group exercise
- Indoor organized gatherings like weddings, parties, conferences, meetings and workshops
- Indoor organized group recreational classes and activities like pottery and art
- Does not include K to 12 school and before and after school programs
- Post-secondary on-campus student housing.
People visiting from other Canadian provinces or territories must show:
- Provincially/territorially officially recognized vaccine record
- Valid government ID from the same province or territory
International visitors must show:
- Proof of vaccination they used to enter Canada
For more information, visit the Government of British Columbia website.
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.
: Border changes
Fully vaccinated foreign nationals will be allowed to enter Canada for discretionary travel on the following dates if they meet specific criteria:
- : American citizens and permanent residents of the United States, who currently reside in the United States, who meet specific criteria to qualify as fully vaccinated
- (tentative): All other foreign nationals who qualify as fully vaccinated
The 3-night hotel stopover requirement ends for all travellers scheduled to arrive by air after 12:01 A.M. EDT on August 9.
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.