Know Before You Go

COVID-19 Information and Resources for Travellers

Travel Updates

Effective October 1, 2022, all travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to provide proof of vaccination, undertake random COVID-19 testing at airports, be required to use the ArriveCAN app, nor be required to wear masks on federally regulated modes of transportation. Learn more about Entering Canada.


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Labour Shortages

Businesses across the hospitality sector are struggling with ongoing labour challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These labour challenges are resulting in some businesses needing to modify their available services and hours of operation.

We ask all visitors to Whistler to be understanding and respectful of the current situation, and we thank you for being kind to employees who are working extremely hard in these challenging conditions.


What You Need To Know: Whistler

  • Whistler is open and visitors are welcome!

  • Health and safety remain top of mind in the resort and local businesses are upholding the highest of standards in health and safety for all.

  • Visitors are strongly encouraged to do their research ahead of time, to arrive with a plan, and to make restaurant and activity reservations in advance. When in-resort, visit whistler.com/maps for up-to-date information on local businesses, including hours of operation and periodic closures.

  • The Whistler Visitor Centre is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM. Alternatively, guests can call 1.800.944.7853 or use the Ask Whistler mobile chat service to speak with a Whistler.com agent who can answer questions and provide resort information.

What You Need To Know: British Columbia

  • There are no quarantine or COVID-19 testing requirements for domestic travellers visiting British Columbia.

For a complete overview of BC’s response to COVID-19, visit the BC government’s website.

What You Need To Know: Canada

Effective October 1, 2022, all travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to:

  • Submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website;

  • Provide proof of vaccination;

  • Undergo pre- or on-arrival testing;

  • Carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation;

  • Monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arriving to Canada.

Travellers from the United States and other international countries should also ensure they are informed on the government mandated requirements for returning to their home countries before making travel plans. See What International Travellers Need To Know About Returning Home for more information.

Visit the Government of Canada’s website for additional information about travel restrictions, exemptions and advice.

Effective October 1, 2022, Transport Canada is also removing existing travel requirements, and travellers will no longer be required to:

  • Undergo health checks for travel on air and rail; or
  • Wear masks on planes and trains.

What International Travellers Need to Know about Returning Home

US and international travellers should ensure they are fully informed on their government’s mandated requirements for returning to their home countries before making travel plans. Re-entry requirements for travellers from some of Whistler’s key travel markets are detailed below.

Disclaimer: The information on this page is provided for reference only. We will do our best to keep this information as up to date as possible, but all travellers are strongly encouraged to do their own research and to confirm their re-entry requirements via official government resources.

What Do US Travellers Need to Know about Returning to the United States?

  • There is no COVID-19 testing requirement to enter the United States via a land border crossing, and effective Sunday, June 12, 2022, fully vaccinated travellers entering the United States by air are no longer required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result.

Additional information for US travellers planning their re-entry into the United States is available on the US Centre for Disease Control website.

What Do UK Travellers Need to Know about Returning to the UK?

  • There are currently no vaccination, testing, quarantine, or entry form requirements for travellers or citizens entering the United Kingdom. View official COVID-19 guidance for UK travellers on the UK Government website.

What Do Mexican Travellers Need to Know about Returning to Mexico?

What Do German Travellers Need to Know about Returning to Germany?

  • Effective June 11, 2022, there are currently no testing, quarantine, or entry form requirements for travellers or citizens entering Germany. View official COVID-19 guidance for German travellers on the Official German Website.

What Do Australian Travellers Need to Know about Returning to Australia?

  • Travellers are not required to have a negative COVID-19 test result before returning to Australia.

  • All travellers must complete the Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) to enter.

  • All incoming travellers must comply with the testing and quarantine requirements of the state or territory of their arrival, and any other state or territory to which they plan to travel. Each state or territory has different requirements.

Additional information is available on the Australian Government’s website.

COVID-19 Testing for Travellers

If you are visiting from a country that has testing requirements for re-entry, the following testing options are available:

Airwolf Medical – Whistler Activity Centre

  • Rapid Antigen: $149
  • PCR (24 – 48 hours): $299

Fully-accredited COVID-19 testing for travel, business, conferences, and special events. Learn more about Airwolf Medical’s COVID-19 testing services at airwolfmedical.com. The Whistler Activity Centre is located adjacent to the Whistler Conference Centre. House calls available upon request.

Bon Voyage Medical – Westin Resort & Spa

Remote testing via telehealth. Conduct remote tests using your own kit (must be unexpired, unopened, and Health Canada approved) or use kits available for pickup at local pharmacies such as Rexall.

  • Remote Antigen with your own testing kit: $75 (results available within 3 hours of sample collection)

Learn more about Bon Voyage Medical’s COVID-19 testing services at bonvoyagemedical.com or email support@bonvoyagemedical.com to organize special events.

We will keep this page updated as changes occur. Last update: September 27, 2022.