BC Wildfire Info for Creston Valley Kootenay Lake Area Visitors

For those visiting the Creston Valley and concerned about the status of wildfires, please see the following statement and information provided by Destination BC on July 18th:

As you may know, some areas of British Columbia are currently dealing with wildfires. However, British Columbia is a very large and diverse province, and there are many areas that are not impacted and are open for business.

If you are currently visiting our province or planning a trip, please check the following resources for the latest information.

British Columbia’s Community Visitor Centres

    Staff at these centres can help you with trip planning information, alternative routes and reservation changes.

Drive BC

    Drive BC is your source for information about road closures, major events and transportation delays.
    http://www.drivebc.ca/  or  @DriveBC on Twitter

BC Parks

    BC Parks offers information regarding Provincial campgrounds and park closures.
    http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/

Recreation Sites and Trails BC

    Recreation Sites and Trails offers alerts, closures and warnings regarding BC’s rustic campsites and recreational trails.
    http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/recreation/camping-hiki...

The BC Wildfire Service

    The BC Wildfire Service offers a variety of resources, including:
    Interactive map of all active wildfires across the province.
    Twitter: @BCGovFireInfo
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo/
    Campfire bans, restrictions and forest use

Emergency Info BC

    Emergency Info BC offers information about emergencies in BC, including evacuation orders and alerts.
    Twitter: @EmergencyInfoBC

Air Quality Information

    Check the BC Ministry of Environment website for updates on the Air Quality Health Index

We Recommend That You:

    Call your airline to ensure they are operating within your chosen destination.
    Check DriveBC to plan your route, and adapt your itinerary as needed.
    Call the businesses that you have made reservations with—operators can give you up-to-date information about the conditions around their property.
    Follow the above social media accounts for the latest news.