COVID-19 Updates

June 15, 2021 UPDATE: We are not in Phase Two of BC's Restart Plan

 

May 25, 2021 UPDATE:

We're gradually lifting restrictions on travel, as more people get vaccinated and COVID-19 cases go down.

Starting May 25, recreational travel is allowed within your travel zone.

Non-essential travel between BC's three travel zones remains restricted, with $575 fines in place. Check community travel advisories before you go!

Travel restrictions for non-essential travel between regions remain in place until at least June 15 to stop the spread of COVID-19 and variants of concern. Fines can be given to people who leave their region for non-essential travel. Recreational travel in your region is allowed. 

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restart

 

Travel and COVID-19

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/travel/current#restrictions

Travel Regions:

The order combines B.C.'s five health authorities into three regions of the province.

Travel into and out of the regions for non-essential reasons is not allowed and is now prohibited by law. 

The regions are:

Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley (Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health)
Northern/Interior (Northern Health and Interior Health, including Bella Coola Valley, the Central Coast and Hope)

Residents from the Hope area can travel to Chilliwack for essential goods and supplies
Residents from the Bella Coola Valley and Central Coast area can travel to Port Hardy for essential goods and supplies

Vancouver Island (Vancouver Island Health)

Respect communities

Some towns and communities who rely on tourism are eager to welcome visitors from their region.

Others might be hesitant to welcome visitors and people need to respect that.

If communities are welcoming visitors, support their small businesses when you can.

 

BC'S Restart:

Step 1:  May 25, 2021

Travel:

Examples of what this may mean to you:

Recreational Travel within your zone.  No non-essential travel between zones.

Recreational travel within your region is allowed. This includes travel for:

Vacations, weekend getaways and tourism activities
Visiting family or friends for social reasons
Recreation activities

If you have a BC Parks camping reservation in another region, you can reschedule or cancel for free at any time and get a full refund. 

 

Step 2:  June 15, 2021*

BC recreational travel, BC Transit, and BC Ferries, increased services as needed.  (Head out on a week-long getaway to a BC Resort.)

Step 3:  July 1, 2021*

Canada recreational travel.  Host Family or Friends from out of province.   

Step 4:  Sept 7, 2021*

Canada Recreational travel.

Visit family or friends outside BC

*Earliest date

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restart

 

Enforcement

The goal of the order is education and reminding people about travel restrictions.

If the restrictions need to be enforced, police can issue a fine. At the discretion of police, people not obeying the travel restrictions may be subject to a $575 fine.

Police will not be engaging in random checks. Periodic road checks may be set up at key travel corridors during times associated with leisure travel to remind travellers of the order.

People from outside the province who are travelling to B.C. for non-essential reasons can be subject to the same enforcement measures.

 

Additional measures

Additional measures are in place to support the restriction on non-essential travel, including:

Increased signage on highways and at border crossings reminding travellers of current restrictions
Hotels and resorts eliminating or cancelling bookings from out-of-area guests

 

BC Parks reservations

If you have a camping reservation in another region, you can reschedule or cancel for free at any time and get a full refund. 

For more info please visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/travel/current#restrictions

 

The Kimberley Underground Mining Railway is OPEN weekends!

 The following are currently OPEN for business but may have altered hours of operation. Please refer to their respective websites for specific information and offerings. 

 

Activities/Attractions

Kimberley Heritage Museum

Kimberley Underground Mining Railway

Centre 64 - online only

Kimberley Public Library

 

 

Accommodation

Hotel Kimberley

Kimbrook Lodge

Trickle Creek Lodge

InnWest Kirkwood Inn

Polaris Lodge                                            

Chateau Kimberley Hotel

Mountain Spirit Resort

Northstar Mountain Village and Resort

North Star Motel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dining/Restaurants/Pubs - (Updated June 16, 2021)

Snowdrift Cafe -dining room, patio, take out

(Mon-Sat)  9AM-4PM

Bohemian Spirits - patio (Wed-Sat 4pm-10pm)

https://www.bohemianspirits.com/

Stonefire Pizza -Dine in/patio

The Shed- dine in, patio

Creme Cheese -  Dine in, take out

Sullivan Pub- Dine in, take out, patio 

A&W- Dine in, take out

The Old Bauernhaus -Dine in, Patio (Thurs-Sunday)

Subway - Dine in/take out

Our Place - Dine in, take out, patio, delivery (8AM-2PM)

Grubstake Pizza - Take out, delivery

Marysville Pub - Dine in, take out, patio

Bear's Eatery and Pie Factory - Take out only

Burrito Grill- Dine in, patio, take out

Sushi N More - Take out

Bean Tree Cafe - Dine in/patio (9AM-1pm, everyday)

Kimberley Kitchen- Take out

Grow - Take out ( chocolate shop & mousse cakes)

Sinclair’s Catering - Take out

https://www.cateringbysinclair.com/

Timber Hitch - Dine in, patio, take out, drive thru

Pedal & Tap - Dine in, take out

Koffee Kan -  Dine in, take out, drive thru, patio

 

Lickity Split - Take out 

Whiskey Jacks Pub & Smokehouse (Kimbrook Pub)  -Dine in/take out  https://wjsh.ca/

Grace Cafe and Preservatory

Over Time Beer Works - Dine in, patio

opens at noon- 7 days a week

The Nest - Dine in/patio

Grist and Mash Brewery - Dine in/take out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following attractions are CLOSED until further notice:

 

Kimberley Alpine Resort - Closed for the season

Centennial Hall

Kimberley Underground Mining Railway - open the weekend of June 12th

Marysville Arena

Kimberley Aquatic Centre

The Grey Creek Pass/The Great Trail

 

 

 

 

 

For ongoing updates on the availability of trail access in and around Kimberley, visit

Kimberley Nature Park Society

Kimberley Parks/Recreation Areas

Kimberley Trails Society

BC Parks

How to get the most out of your trip to Kimberley, as recommended by Destination BC:
 

1. Plan Ahead

  6. Support Local Businesses

2. Be Respectful

  7. Stay Apart, Stay Safe

3. Travel In Smaller Groups

  8. Leave No Trace

4. Spend More Time in Fewer Locations 

  9. Be AdventureSmart

5. Pack The Essentials

10. Be Calm, Be Patient & Be Kind     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have questions or concerns about how any of the ongoing COVID-19 developments may affect your experience in Kimberley, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-778-481-1891 or by email at ceo@tourismkimberley.com.