Discover Surrey is committed to the safety of our visitors and our communities, and to providing factual, up-to-date information. As part of British Columbia’s Phase 3, non-essential travel within BC by residents is allowed, please be aware of social distancing protocols and be kind. Below is a link to Destination British Columbia’s COVID-19 update, so you can easily access the resources and information you need to make informed travel decisions.
Please check government advisories before making travel plans.
The City of Surrey has temporarily closed, and programs are cancelled at, recreation centres, ice arenas, culture facilities, pools and libraries are closed until further notice.
British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry has now amended the Order under the Provincial Health Act to allow for dine-in services at reduced capacity at places where food and/or drink are prepared and served. Many of the local restaurants in Surrey have opened for reduced capacity dine-in service, and have continued take-out or delivery service. Customers must ensure that there are aware of Covid-19 protocols at each of the establishments, allow for sufficient space to enable a distance of 2 metres from one another.
Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Tourism Resiliency Program
Destination BC has launched the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains (VCM) Tourism Resiliency Program to provide tourism businesses in the region with meaningful, one-on-one support to navigate government resources and expert advice and work towards eventual recovery.
The VCM Tourism Resiliency Program includes two components:
1. Tourism businesses will be paired with a Program Advisor who will provide guidance through their journey to long-term resiliency. Through a needs assessment by phone, Program Advisors will facilitate customized support for each business that includes navigating available federal and provincial aid and access to Program Experts in Human Resources.
2. A digital resource hub featuring webinars, information bulletins, and additional resources specific to the needs of BC’s tourism businesses.
We encourage you to visit https://tourismresiliency.ca/vcmtrp/ to learn more and register for the program if your business requires support navigating the resources available.
The Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region, managed by Destination BC, is committed to supporting the survival of all tourism businesses in BC and is working with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture, and tourism partners to deliver the BC Tourism Resiliency Program.
For more information on Destination BC’s COVID-19 response, please visit Destinationbc.ca/covid-19.