COVID-19 Updates

Travel restrictions for non-essential travel in B.C. are in place until May 25 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. Stay local and stay in your community. Do not travel for non-essential reasons.

Under the EPA, an order restricting non-essential travel between certain regions of the province is in place until May 25 at midnight. This includes travel for:

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

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)

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 Ferries

From April 23 to May 25, BC Ferries will:

Ask travellers if their passage is essential. Recreational travellers will be asked not to board vessels headed to a different region

If recreational travellers insist on boarding, they will be allowed to board and police will be notified

Suspend adding extra sailings during weekends, holidays and peak travel periods
Notify all travellers with reservations that the travel order is in place and allow cancellations free of charge

BC Ferries will continue to provide regular service to ensure commercial vehicle traffic and essential travel can be maintained.

Review essential travel information from BC Ferries

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

 

April 20, 2021 Update

As of Friday, April 23, the travel restrictions will be strengthened. B.C. residents and visitors will not be able to book accommodations or camping outside their local health authority. B.C. Ferries will stop accepting bookings for recreational vehicles. There will be a roadside checkpoint program to enforce the orders which will be released on Friday, and shall remain in place through May long weekend. For more info on the current status of travel restrictions please visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/travel/current

 

December 15, 2020 Update

For the safety of our staff and visitors, the Kimberley Visitor's Center has now shifted to remote operations. We will not be open to in person communication, but visitors can still call or email.

 

December 7, 2020 Update

 
To help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), BC’s public health officials have strongly recommended that all non-essential travel be avoided in British Columbia until midnight on February 02, 2021. This includes all social and recreational travel into, out of, and within British Columbia until the travel advisory has been lifted. For more information about the province’s travel advisory, visit the Government of British Columbia’s website
 
If you have symptoms associated with COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone with a known case, we ask that you postpone your visit to Kimberley. We also ask that you follow health authority recommendations to keep yourself and others safe including wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and regularly washing your hands.  

 

The Kimberley Underground Mining Railway will be OPEN Victoria Day Weekend!

 
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 Public Library - curbside lending only

Centre 64 - online only

 

 

 

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 - (March 30 - April 20, 2021)

Snowdrift Cafe - take out, patio

Bohemian Spirits - patio

Stonefire Pizza - take out, patio

The Shed - closed - opening in May

Creme Cheese -  take out-

Sullivan Pub- take out, patio available 

A&W- take out

The Old Bauernhaus - closed, opening May 6

Subway - take out

Our Place - take out, patio &  delivery

Grubstake Pizza - take out, delivery

Marysville Pub - take out and off sales 

Bears Eatery - take out

Burrito Grill- take out, curbside pick up

Sushi N More - take out

Bean Tree Cafe - closed for a few weeks

Kimberley Kitchen- take out

Grow - take out ( chocolate shop & mousse cakes)

Sinclair’s Catering - take out

Timber Hitch - take out, drive thru

Pedal & Tap - closed - opening in May

Koffee Kan -  take out, drive thru, patio

Lickity Split - take out 

Kimbrook Pub - closed until May

Grace Cafe and Preservatory

Over Time Beer Works - take out,  patio

The Nest - take out & old fashioned car hops

Grist and Mash Brewery - take out, patio coming soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following attractions are CLOSED until further notice:
 

Kimberley Alpine Resort - Closed for the season

Centennial Hall

Kimberley Underground Mining Railway - open Victoria Day weekend

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- open in 

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.