The CCCTA’s emergency management program is here to support local businesses and build resilience in the region’s tourism sector. We provide several services to help our stakeholders build safe, competitive, and resilient businesses that are capable of facing any challenge. We can offer help with:
- Business continuity planning
- Data security
- Emergency Preparedness
- Connecting with and clarification of recovery programs
- Site response and evacuation planning
- Health and safety issues
- Staff training
If you are looking to get started with business continuity planning, enhance your existing plans, or just make your business more resilient, please contact our Emergency Program Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important to note that only official up-to-date messaging should be shared in an effort to prevent miscommunication and negative media attention that can happen throughout event coverage.
Having an Emergency and Communication Plan in place is a responsible and important business practice. We encourage stakeholders to ensure they are prepared and have Emergency processes in place to communicate accurate information to guests and those travelling across the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast.
Here is the list of official resources Destination British Columbia has made available to help you prepare for and refer to in times of emergency.
- Tourism Emergency Management Framework
- Emergency Messaging Guidance
- Know Before You Go
- Guide for Tourism Operators
- Emergency Plan for Tourism Operators
- 10 Steps to Prepare Your Business for Evacuation
- Types of Evacuations & Alerts
Official Sources of Emergency Information
Emergency Info BC is the provincial source for information on ongoing emergency situations. Community-specific questions should be directed to the involved region’s local government.
Official Sources of Information:
- Emergency Info BC – Information about emergencies in BC, including evacuation orders and alerts.
- Drive BC – Information about road closures, major events, and transportation delays.
- Transportation BC – Information on transportation safety and mobility.
- BC Parks – Information regarding Provincial campgrounds and park closures, including parks affected by BC wildfires and parks affected by freshet/flooding.
- Recreation Sites and Trails – Alerts, closures, and warnings regarding BC’s rustic campsites and recreational trails.
Floods & Snow
- River Forecast Centre – Analyses snowpack, assesses seasonal water supply and flood risk, and predicts flows in BC’s rivers and streams.
- Preparing Your Business For A Flood
- Avalanche Canada – Information and tutorials about avalanche terrain, conditions and danger scales, and trip planning tools for safety.
Wildfires are a seasonal event in many of British Columbia’s ecosystems. Wildfires can refresh the ecosystem and make way for new growth, but can also pose a potential hazard to people and infrastructure. The British Columbia Wildfire Service manages wildfire response throughout the province and provides information on current wildfire events. To know current wildfires, fire danger ratings, and air quality, visit the BC Wildfire Service website.
Fire Information line: 1-888-336-7378
If you see a beginning wildfire, please report it to the Wildfire Service at 1-800-663-5555 or text *5555 from a cell phone.
- BC Wildfire Service
- Air Quality – Smoke conditions across the province can change hourly
Find the latest weather information, statements, and air quality advisories on Environment Canada.
Evacuation Alerts and Orders
Evacuation Alerts and Evacuation Orders are posted by their respective local authorities. In the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, these are:
- Cariboo Regional District
- Central Coast Regional District
- Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
- Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine
- Fraser-Fort George Regional District
- District of 100 Mile House
- City of Williams Lake
- City of Quesnel
- District of Lillooet
- District of Wells
- Village of Clinton
- Emergency Support Services – Information regarding emergency reception centres and assistance. Support for the displaced, and group lodging.
- Red Cross – BC community news, training and certification, support resources. Evacuees can register with the Red Cross by calling 1-800-863-6582
- AdventureSmart – National prevention program focused on reaching Canadians and visitors to Canada who participate in outdoor recreational activities.