Information: What to know before you travel
Whistler Platinum is adjusting daily to the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this page provides information on travel advice and changes for Whistler. We will attempt to provide the most current information, however, please be aware that these are ever-changing. See below for:
View our enhanced services in response to COVID-19 here.
Proof of Vaccination
Beginning September 13, proof of vaccination will be required to access discretionary services in British Columbia including restaurants, indoor concerts and sporting events, nightclubs, casinos, theatres, gyms and pools. This mandatory requirement applies to all residents of BC, as well as travellers visiting from outside of BC. Full details are available on the Government of British Columbia’s website.
Residents of BC must show their BC Vaccine Card and a valid piece of government photo ID.
Travellers from other Canadian provinces or territories must show their provincially/territorially officially recognized vaccine record and valid government photo ID.
International visitors must show proof of vaccination (ex. what you submitted to the ArriveCAN app) and your passport.
Effective October 30, 2021, all travellers departing from Canadian airports, as well as travellers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, will be required to be fully vaccinated in order to travel. For travellers who are in the process of being vaccinated, there will be a short transition period where they will be able to travel if they can show a valid COVID-19 molecular test result within 72 hours of departure, but that transition period will end on November 30. Learn more.
What you need to know: British Columbia
British Columbia is in Step 3 of the Restart Plan. During Step 3, travellers from across Canada are invited to visit British Columbia. There is no quarantine requirement for domestic travellers upon arrival in British Columbia. Note: Effective October 30, 2021, all travellers departing from Canadian airports, as well as travellers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, will be required to be fully vaccinated in order to travel.
Effective August 25, 2021, anyone in BC aged 12 and older are required to wear a mask in indoor public settings, regardless of immunization status.
A full overview of British Columbia’s province-wide COVID-19 restrictions is available on the Government of British Columbia’s website.
What you need to know: Canada
Effective September 7, 2021, fully vaccinated international travellers can visit Canada. Learn more on the Government of Canada’s website.
Fully vaccinated international travellers who meet Canada’s entry criteria do not have to quarantine upon arrival in Canada; however, all travellers must present a quarantine plan and be prepared to quarantine for 14 days in case it is determined at the border that they do not meet the necessary exemption requirements.
For entry into Canada, all international travellers must:
- Confirm they are eligible to enter Canada
- Have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19
- Be fully vaccinated with one of Canada’s accepted COVID-19 vaccines or a combination of accepted vaccines
- Have received their last vaccine dose 14+ days before entering Canada
- Upload proof of vaccination into the secure ArriveCAN app
- Pass the COVID-19 testing requirements
- Have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before your scheduled flight or arrival at the Canadian border. Please note that antigen tests are not accepted for entry into Canada.
- *NEW: In response to the new Omicron COVID-19 variant of concern, all fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air from departure points other than the United States will be subject to arrival testing. Fully vaccinated travellers will be required to quarantine while they await the results of their arrival test. Read the full announcement on the Government of Canada’s website.
View the Government of Canada’s Checklist of Requirements for Fully Vaccinated Travellers for full details.
Unvaccinated children under the age of 12 are permitted to enter Canada with their fully vaccinated parents/guardians and are exempt from quarantine as long as they adhere to the necessary public health requirements.
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.
COVID 19 Testing for Travellers
Airwolf Medical (Dr. Renata Lewis) – Whistler Activity Centre
PCR (24 – 48 hours): $299
Rapid Antigen: Coming soon
BettrCare (Dr. Clark Lewis): Home or Hotel Visit
PCR (24 hours): $350 for 1 person, $300 each for 2 people, $275 each for 3 people, $250 each for 4+ people
Bon Voyage Medical – Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Rapid Antigen: $190
PCR (next day): $300
Testing Kits for Purchase – Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Rapid Antigen: $89
PCR (48 hours): $129
Whistler Testing – Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa
PCR (24 – 48 hours): $269
Rapid Antigen: $149 (coming soon)
There are a number of COVID-19 testing programs available at the Vancouver International Airport. There is also a list of private COVID-19 testing facilities for travellers available on the BC Centre for Disease Control website.
Book With Confidence
Our Book With Confidence program provides protection against the following coronavirus-related events: Extended Whistler Blackcomb Closure and Personal Illness. If your trip is affected by coronavirus-related events and you need to cancel, we will work with you to ensure your trip is either rescheduled or you receive a full credit towards a future stay.
See Booking and Cancellation Policies for more information.
Last updated 22 November, 2021.