Providing certainty during uncertain times

At BCgolfguide, we do our best to stay as informed as we can when travel  industry news lands in the public domain. Of note recently is a Global News report concerning the British Columbia government’s new rules limiting short-term rentals.

“If you have an event it is important to ask your host if they are compliant, because if the host is not compliant the host needs to cancel the event,” B.C.’s Housing Minister Ravi Kahlon said.

So, how might this impact your group’s golf vacation plans in various regions across the province?

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Travel Ban Lifted – British Columbia Golf and Wildfires 2023

Travel Ban Lifted as of August 22nd

Although at, we plan for almost every possible issue that may come our way, we certainly couldn’t expect the entire communities of West Kelowna, Kelowna and the Shuswap regions would suffer such extensive damages through out-of-control wildfires.

While the wildfires in West Kelowna, Kelowna and some areas in the Shuswap region devastated communities, many first responders and evacuees needed accommodations.

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Coquihalla Highway Re-Opens!

It can aptly be described as a herculean effort.

That is, the massive project undertaken to repair the damage to the Coquihalla Highway (Highway 5). Torrential rains created significant damage to many highways throughout the province in mid-November.

Transportation Minister Rob Fleming made the announcement the day before the main thoroughfare between Hope and Merritt re-opened on January 19.

“Temporary repairs to the Coquihalla are in place which means there are travel-pattern changes and reduced speed limits, with the trip between Hope and Merritt taking about 45 minutes longer than normal,” Fleming said in a release.

“Travelers are reminded that highway work continues and there will be increased enforcement on this route to ensure drivers are obeying the traffic laws and driving according to conditions and restrictions.”

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