Know Before You Go: Travel Information
For information on current restrictions, please visit BC's Restart.
For more information about B.C.'s response to COVID-19 visit the Government of BC’s website.
For the latest information on travel to Canada including the updated federal requirements and restrictions, please visit the Government of Canada website.
SQUAMISH IS OPEN AND VISITORS ARE WELCOME!
Fully vaccinated US and international travellers are welcome to visit Canada. Effective April 1, fully vaccinated travellers are no longer required to provide a pre-entry COVID-19 test result to enter Canada by air, land or water. Visit the Government of Canada’s website for full details on Canada's entry requirements.
British Columbia has lifted its public health mask mandate and Proof of Vaccination program. Learn more.
Effective March 11, 2022:
- Masks are no longer mandatory in indoor settings. While masks won’t be mandated, they may still be required in high-risk settings such as health care settings.
- Effective April 8th, the BC Vaccination Card program will no longer be required at various businesses or facilities.
Effective February 16, 2022:
- Restrictions are now removed on indoor personal gatherings, indoor and outdoor organized gatherings
- Full capacity is allowed for theatres, sporting events and other activities
- Bars, nightclubs and lounges are now permitted to be fully open (dancing permitted)
- Wedding, funerals and other gatherings will be allowed at full capacity with health and safety measures in place
Effective September 7, 2021, Canada has re-opened its borders to international visitors for non-essential travel, including tourism. Arriving passengers must be fully vaccinated and meet entry requirements, including:
- proof of full vaccination
- showing no symptoms of COVID-19
- submitting mandatory information via the ArriveCAN app
- being admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
- taking a test on arrival, if selected.
This Summer, we ask everyone in Squamish to Interact Considerately, Play Simply, Explore Responsibly, and Enjoy Patiently.
Check Before You Go
- If you are planning to visit Squamish, do your research, plan and book ahead
- We encourage you to plan a mid-week visit to avoid crowds.
If Sick, Stay Home
- If you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 or have been in contact with a known case, please stay home.
- If you begin to feel unwell, please self-isolate and call 8-1-1 to speak to a health care professional.
Wash Your Hands
- Good hand hygiene is one of the most effective ways to slow the spread of germs. Wash your hands regularly and pack hand sanitizer.
Come Prepared & Bring Supplies
- Expect maximum capacity limits in businesses.
- Pack a clean-trip kit with hand sanitizer, wipes, a mask, and disposable bag.
Respect Travel Advisories
- Please respect and follow the communicable disease plans for each business.
- Visit www.gov.bc.ca/restartbc for additional information about travelling within BC.
- The Province has created a dedicated phone service to provide British Columbians with non-medical information about COVID-19, including the latest information on travel recommendations and social distancing. Information is available in more than 110 languages, seven days a week between 7:30 am-8 pm, at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or via text message at 1-888-268-4319.
- We encourage all travellers to be fully informed of the pre-entry and on-arrival public health and testing requirements both federally and provincially. For the latest information on travel to Canada including the updated federal requirements and restrictions, please visit the Government of Canada website.
Squamish is committed to upholding the highest standards in health and safety. Let’s all interact considerately and follow the latest recommendations of health authorities to keep ourselves and each other safe. Together, we’ll cultivate an environment where health and well-being are second nature.
During these times, let’s play simply, by emphasizing fun, wellness and a connection to nature while staying in our comfort zones to avoid burdening local health resources.
Let’s explore responsibly, by leaving no trace, keeping wildlife wild and respecting the amenities, people and nature around us. During peak times, this could mean seeking out quieter spaces to help maintain physical distancing.
We’ve worked hard to re-open and revitalize Squamish responsibly and safely. Let’s enjoy patiently, by being courteous to each other, by understanding that some things may not be the same right away, and by sharing the Squamish we all know and love, as we navigate this new normal.