Winter Traveling in British Columbia

Drive Safe this Winter in British Columbia

winter in british columbiaTraveling in the winter may seem like a pain to some, but there are things you can do to ensure your travel goes as smoothly as possible. Here are some tips on winter traveling in British Columbia.

Check Road Conditions

Before you head out, you’ll want to check the road conditions. A great resource with up-to-date information on routes and real time video feeds in British Columbia is If the weather is not safe to drive, then you can consider traveling another time or finding an alternative way of getting to your destination. If you are driving in snowy conditions, make sure you check out ICBC’s page  for tips on winter driving and rules on which routes require winter tires.

Book Your Stay in Advance

Don’t leave your planning until the very last minute. You’ll want to book your stay in advance so you don’t have to worry about finding accommodation once your arrive in town.

Leave Earlier

Leaving earlier is a good way to ensure you have lots of time to reach your destination. It gives you more time so you can easily reduce your speed and following distance, and it is most likely that you will be driving during daylight. This is a much safer option when you are traveling in the wintertime in British Columbia.

Check in with Someone

Every time you stop by a major center or are taking a break, it’s a good idea to check in with someone just so they know that you are safe. Being more diligent in the winter makes for safer travel and alleviates any worry for those who are waiting for you to arrive.

Call ahead

As locals, the Guest Service Agents at our hotels can assist you finding out current conditions and advising the most direct route to the hotel. We want every guest to have a safe drive and welcome any questions while you are in transit.

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