COVID-19 Is Not on Vacation

How to Have Fun in Whistler with Dr. Bonnie Henry's Travel Manners

This summer, we are asking everyone who spends time in Whistler to Interact Considerately, Play Simply, Explore Responsibly, and Enjoy Patiently. Learn more at

Check Before You Go

Fewer Faces in Bigger Spaces

  • Whistler has lots to offer outside of the Village Stroll, including the 46-kilometre Valley Trail, many parks and lakes, a number of hiking and biking trails, and a variety of cultural experiences along the Cultural Connector.

  • Spread out to areas that are less populated. Visit the Whistler Visitor Centre, use the Ask Whistler mobile chat service or connect with a Village Host for recommendations.

  • Try visiting midweek when the resort is quieter. If you arrive at a park or trailhead and the area is already busy, consider coming back another time or try a different location.

If Sick, Stay Home

  • If you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 or have been in contact with a known case, we ask that you please postpone your visit.

  • If you begin to feel unwell while visiting Whistler, self-isolate in your accommodation immediately. Call 8-1-1 to speak to a health care professional, or call the Whistler Health Care Centre at 604-932-4911.

  • Whistler is a small community with 12,000 residents and limited health care services. Thank you for doing your part to help keep our community safe!

Wash Your Hands

  • Good hand hygiene is one of the most effective ways to slow the spread of COVID-19. Wash your hands regularly and look for white poles with signage around the Village providing direction to public washrooms.

  • Hand sanitizer is available in many locations throughout the Village. Look for blue signs indicating where hand sanitizer is available.

Keep a Safe Physical Distance

  • Remember, 2 metre physical distancing is important in Whistler too.

  • Bring a mask or face covering, and be sure to wear a mask whenever physical distancing cannot be maintained. This includes busy times on the Village Stroll.

  • Many businesses in Whistler, including Whistler Blackcomb, require face coverings to be worn while enjoying their offerings.

  • Watch for markings on the ground to help guide where to stand in line for stores and restaurants. Keep an eye out for one-way aisles in grocery and retail stores.

Come Prepared & Bring Supplies

  • Be prepared for the experience in Whistler to be somewhat different this summer. Enhanced safety protocols have been put in place across the resort to ensure the safety of guests, staff and residents.

  • Expect maximum capacity limits in businesses and keep in mind restaurants are required to have tables of maximum 6 persons.

  • While many restaurants, pubs and cafes are open, capacity will be limited so visitors should make reservations, or consider dining during non-peak times.

  • Grabbing take-out and dining al fresco at a park or lake is another great option, but please pack out whatever you pack in to help keep our parks clean! And remember, Whistler is bear country – if a bin is full, please take your garbage with you or find an alternate location to dispose of your waste.

Respect Travel Advisories

  • See the latest local, provincial and federal updates related to travel.

  • In Phase 3, recreational travel is permitted in British Columbia. There is no quarantine requirement for domestic travellers arriving in BC. Visit for additional information about travelling within BC.

  • The Canadian border remains closed for leisure and recreational travel. Essential international travel over the Canadian border is permitted, however, any visitor who arrives from outside of Canada must quarantine for 14-days upon arrival. See the Canadian Border Services Agency website for details.

  • Visit for information about provincial park closures and advisories.

Dr. Bonnie Henry's Travel Manners

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