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Tourism Industry

COVID-19 Information & Resources

This frequently updated page is to provide information and resources to tourism industry businesses of Kelowna and the Central Okanagan.

The Provincial Health Officer (PHO) is implementing additional restrictions across the province starting at 11:59 p.m. on March 29 until 11:59 p.m. on April 19; these are in addition to existing province-wide restrictions that were put in place on November 19, 2020. Visit the Government of BC website for full details. 

Among the numerous restrictions, masks are now mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces. Additionally, a travel advisory was included asking residents to avoid all non-essential travel within and to the province of B.C. Find out more about the restrictions and how these changes affect your business. It is recommended that businesses review and update their COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan; view this guide for employers. As a reminder, an up-to-date safety plan must be posted not only in your business but also on your website, if you have one. Making the plan as easy as possible for people to find on your website is also important so potential customers know what your business is doing to keep them safe. 

Messaging guidance for BC's tourism industry and FAQs can be found on Destination BC's website (most recent update as of March 29, 2021).

If you have questions for us about COVID-19, its impact on travel and tourism, or our response plan, please e-mail us


Information from BC's & Canada's travel and tourism industry​:

Resources for businesses, entrepreneurs, and the tourism sector:

Access Tourism Kelowna's Industry News Centre at the links below for:

For further details, including updates or new announcements, please refer to these government and business service sites. 


Safe Operations During COVID-19

Regional Tourism Impact Reports:

Updates from Tourism Kelowna sent to local tourism businesses:

 

Industry News Centre