Skip to main content
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Find current travel restrictions, air quality and wildfire information, and other key resources.
Current Air Quality Index for Osoyoos is 5. View real-time conditions on our live beach cam.

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 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

Current Restrictions

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
  • Passport

For more information, visit the Government of British Columbia website.



Planning and Prevention Measures:



Border-Crossing Information

: 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 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.