In response to the rapid increase of Covid-19 cases and variants of concern, the Province of British Columbia has issued a new order under the Emergency Program Act restricting non-essential travel, which takes effect immediately and will be in place until midnight on May 25th, 2021. Destination BC, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, Indigenous Tourism BC, the Tourism Industry Association of BC and British Columbia Hotel Association have issued a Joint Statement (see link below) asking all residents of BC to stay local to reduce the risk of transmission in our communities.
Tourism Hope, Cascades & Canyons and AdvantageHOPE are asking that our residents and local businesses join us in our efforts to protect our region and the healthcare system. We must stay local now so that we can get back to exploring our beautiful province and be able to welcome visitors back again soon.
Please be advised that under the new restrictions, Hope is being included in the Interior/Northern Health Region. This is a positive scenario for our community to be in as it supports our efforts that have been made to keep our community safe and it allows us to continue to enhance those efforts. Hope residents are still permitted to travel to Chilliwack for essential goods and supplies. Please let’s also remember that this is a temporary scenario.