Current Travel Info

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Info to Know for the Similkameen Valley

Visitors are encouraged to download and allow notifications from Alertable: a community notification app with customizable settings to receive the latest local alerts, such as road closures and evacuation information, straight to your mobile device.

BC Parks Closures and Advisories

Fire and Smoke Warnings

Consult only official sources for the most up-to-date status of travel conditions to the Similkameen Valley. See below for links.

Province of BC – Current Wildfire Activity

Emergency Info for BC to learn about evacuation alerts and orders. We all need to give BC Wildfire crews space to keep us safe.

Princeton Trail Closures

Contact the Princeton Visitor Centre for the latest information on trail access in the Princeton area. Some sections of the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) are closed or not accessible due to the flooding events in 2021.

Stay Current with the changing Travel Regulations by visiting the Province of BC and Destination BC websites, where the latest information is available.

Learn more about the experiences you can plan for on this website. Our local Visitor Centres will have the latest information on what is open. See below for their contact information.

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Health & Safety

For the health & safety of both residents and visitors, we need your support to ensure a safe experience. The businesses operating in our region are guided by provincial and WorkSafeBC health & safety regulations, plus many have implemented further safety measures. This includes a plan for Communicable Disease Prevention Measures.

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Changing Conditions

Travel conditions and regulations can change quickly we encourage you to stay as up-to-date as possible when planning a trip. Be sure to inquire about cancellation policies as there is no universal industry standard.

For those needing to re-book travel for another time, contact our Visitor Centres (see below).

For further recommendations and tips on travelling safety, visit Destination BC Travel info.

Road Conditions – Weather or emergencies can hinder travel to the area. Be sure to check the Government of BC Drive BC website for the latest road conditions, events and web cams.

Highway 3 Route Hope to Twin Lakes.

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Current BUSINESS Closures

  • Refer to our Business Directory where local businesses can be found. If a business is temporarily closed it will be displayed with a temporarily closed banner.

For the latest information contact the local Visitor Centres

Hedley Tourist Information Centre
712 Daly Ave, Hedley, BC
Hours of Operation: Seasonal

Keremeos Visitor Centre
417 – 7th Avenue, Keremeos, BC
Hours of Operation:
– Daily 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

EC Manning Park Visitor Centre
7505 BC-3, Manning Park, BC
Hours of Operation:
– Mon – Thurs: Closed
– Fri – Sun: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Princeton Visitor Centre
169 Bridge Street, Princeton, BC
Hours of Operation:
– Daily 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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