COVID Travel Regulations into BC and How They May Influence your Travel Plans to Whistler
Aloha Whistler Accommodations is looking forward to welcoming back our US and international guests this year. To ensure you are up to date with the current COVID related regulations to enter Canada, and enjoy Whistler Resort, we have put together some useful information and links for you below.
Information on local businesses, including hours of operation and periodic closures can be found here or contact us for further details. Whistler will be busy this winter and we highly recommend booking activities and restaurant reservations ahead of time.
Travel requirements for Canada
All foreign nationals must meet the entry requirements under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and provide appropriate travel and immigration documentation as necessary.
To find whether you are eligible to enter Canada, please click here.
Upon leaving Canada, please ensure you have all your pre-flight testing organised and booked in advance, including any quarantine requirements upon your return back to your country of origin.
Please note, it is guests responsibility to ensure they meet the criteria to enter Canada.
BC Vaccine Card
Effective September 13, 2021, people aged 12+ must show proof of vaccination to access certain events, services and businesses in BC. This mandatory requirement applies to all residents of BC, as well as travellers visiting from outside of BC. View the full list of where proof of vaccination is required. Residents of BC must show their BC Vaccine Card and a valid piece of government photo ID.
Travelers from other Canadian provinces or territories must show their provincially/territorially officially recognized vaccine record and valid government photo ID.
International visitors must show proof of vaccination (ex. what you submitted to the ArriveCAN app) and your passport.
For more information on local guidelines, please visit here.
COVID-19 Testing for Travellers
Currently there are limited testing facilities for travellers in Whistler with Bon Voyage Medical being the only option currently within the resort.
To see the government approved testing sites click here.
There are no quarantine requirements for domestic travellers upon arrival in British Columbia.
Requirements for Whistler Blackcomb
Face coverings will not be required in outdoor settings but are required in gondolas at Whistler Blackcomb given local regulations. Everyone aged 12 and older is required to wear a mask in indoor public settings, regardless of immunization status.
For on mountain dining, reservations will be required for fully vaccinated guests only. Face coverings will be required in indoor settings, including on mountain restaurants, lodging properties, restrooms, and retail and rental locations, and on buses.
For more information on Whistler Blackcomb safety protocols, please visit here.
As always, do not hesitate to contact us here at Aloha Whistler and we shall be happy to assist with any questions you may have.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.
The Aloha Team