COVID-19 Updates

Know before you go resources for locals and visitors.

Know Before You Go

Due to travel restrictions in BC effective April 23, 2021, people are not allowed to travel outside of their regional zone until May 25, 2021. To learn more about British Columbia’s travel restrictions, essential travel inclusions, and identify which health area you currently reside in visit

Like you, we’re passionate about exploring BC and Parksville Qualicum Beach. But now is not the time to travel or gather; stay in your community and support your local businesses if you can.⁠

We look forward to welcoming visitors to the region when the time is right.⁠ Do your part now, so we can all explore Vancouver Island again later. In the meantime, find the official links below for the most up-to-date information.

For travel updates in British Columbia, please visit Destination BC’s traveller resource guide and read about the current province-wide restrictions here.

Travel Only When Healthy

When travel restrictions ease, if you or anyone in your travelling group has been sick in the previous week or have flu like symptoms, PLEASE RESCHEDULE your trip.

Plan Ahead

Take extra time to research and plan in advance. Some businesses or outdoor spaces may remain closed. Become familiar with what you might encounter ahead of time.

Create a Clean Kit, including hand sanitizer, soap, gloves, masks, and toilet paper. Include anything you absolutely need. While you should be able to find most things at local shops, it’s not a guarantee.

Reservations & Takeout

Restaurants, pubs and bars
are closed for indoor dining through May 25. Outdoor patio seating and take-out or delivery is allowed. Make a reservation for one of our restaurants' patios or order takeout / have it delivered. Restaurant patios will have limited seating. They will each have their own rules to follow.

Stay Apart, Stay Safe

Practise physical distancing and frequent hand-washing hygiene to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Follow the recommendations from the BC Centre for Disease Control to learn about preventative activities, and talk to the businesses you are visiting about the steps they are taking to keep you and their staff safe. WorkSafeBC now requires all businesses to post their new COVID-related health and safety protocols at their workplace for staff and visitors to see.

Be AdventureSmart

No matter what outdoor activity you are planning, you must be prepared. Remember to follow the three Ts—trip planning, training, and taking the essentials. AdventureSmart is a great resource to get informed before heading outdoors.

Be Calm, Be Patient, Be Kind

Remember, everything may take longer than usual, or places may be at closed if you don't check in advance. Have a Plan B researched and ready in case your first choice isn’t possible. Be calm, patient, and kind, and remember, we’re all in this together.

Support Local Businesses

Many local businesses are struggling. Remember, with travel discouraged, our businesses are relying on local residents to keep them afloat. For now, locals have Parksville Qualicum Beach all to yourself! Make the most of it. See what’s open to learn where you can support local businesses.

Safety First


No matter what outdoor activity you are planning, be prepared. Follow the three Ts—trip planning, training, and taking the essentials. AdventureSmart is a great resource to help you get informed before heading outdoors.

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