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

British Columbia has lifted its public health mask mandate and Proof of Vaccination program. Learn more.

Guidelines & Travel Restrictions 

What you need to know: British Columbia

Recreational travel is permitted to and within British Columbia.

There are no quarantine or COVID-19 testing requirements for domestic travellers visiting British Columbia. 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. Learn more.

Effective March 11, face coverings are no longer required for indoor public settings in BC. While no longer a mandatory public health order, some individual businesses and organizations may continue to require masks on their premises and these policies must be respected. Note: Masks are still required for all federally regulated travel in Canada, such as air travel, and face coverings continue to be encouraged on public transit and BC Ferries.

Effective April 8 proof of vaccination is no longer be required to access non-essential events, services and businesses in BC. While no longer a mandatory public health order, some individual businesses and organizations may continue to require proof of vaccination on their premises and these policies must be respected. Note: proof of vaccination continues to be required for all federally regulated travel in Canada, such as air travel.

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

Fully vaccinated US and international travellers are welcome to visit Canada. Effective April 1, fully vaccinated travellers are no longer required to provide a pre-entry COVID-19 test result to enter Canada by air, land or water. Visit the Government of Canada’s website for full details on Canada’s entry 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 travel details, proof of vaccination
  • Have received their last vaccine dose 14+ days before entering Canada
  • Upload travel details, proof of vaccination and a quarantine plan into the secure ArriveCAN app
  • Pass the COVID-19 testing requirements
  • Have a valid pre-arrival rapid antigen or molecular COVID-19 test result
  • Complete the arrival test requirement if randomly selected by a border official. Note: travellers selected for Canada’s random COVID-19 arrival testing program are not required to isolate while awaiting their rest results.

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 without any prescribed conditions limiting their activities.

Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated youth 12 to 17 years of age are permitted to enter Canada but they are subject to the full 14-day quarantine, and all testing requirements for pre-entry, arrival and Day-8 tests, whether or not they are accompanied by a traveller who qualifies as a fully vaccinated traveller.

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.

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. Learn more.

COVID-19 Testing for Travellers

Airwolf Medical (Dr. Renata Lewis)
Travel Test Centre
PCR: $299 + tax
Rapid Antigen: $149 + tax
Appointments may be booked online for services provided at the Whistler COVID-19 Travel Testing Centre (located on the pedestrian plaza next to the main doors for the Convention Centre) or arranged as a House Call Service to homes, workplaces, and hotels in the Whistler area.

Bon Voyage Medical – The Westin Resort & Spa

  • Rapid Antigen: $110 (results available 3 – 5 hours after sample collection)
  • Next Day PCR: $210 (results available by 11 PM day after sample collection)
  • Same Day PCR: $325 (results available by 11 PM same day as sample collection)
  • 3-hour PCR: $450 (results available 3 hours after sample collection)
  • Same Day Molecular NAAT/NEAR: $210 (results available by 11 PM same day as sample collection)

Creekside Health
PCR: $269+ for one person, $259+ each for two people, $249+ each for three people, $239+ each for four people (average 24 – 48 hours turnaround)

Whistler Testing – Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

  • Rapid Antigen: $119
  • PCR (24 – 48 hours): $219

Whitecap Covid Testing – Whistler Peak Lodge

  • Rapid Antigen: $120
  • PCR (results within 48 hrs): $220

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 9 April 2022