The last two years have been a rollercoaster, to say the least. We greatly miss all of our friends from far and have been greatly looking forward to when we can see you all again. Our Provincial and Federal governments have just made a round of changes to travel and COVID restrictions – and like a fresh of breath air, it’s good news!!
Dine, Dance, Mix & Mingle
The following measures will take effect on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.:
- Indoor personal gathering limits return to normal.
- Indoor and outdoor organized gatherings, like weddings, may return to full capacity. Dancing is allowed.
- Indoor seated events, such as movie theatres, may operate at full capacity.
- Fitness centers, sport competitions, dance events, swimming pools may operate at full capacity.
- Restaurants, bars and nightclubs may operate at full capacity with no table limits. Mingling and dancing is permitted.
PLEASE NOTEShowing proof of vaccination continues to be required to access most indoor facilities (including pubs, restaurants, theatres, and fitness facilities). Mask rules will remain in place.
Travelling to Canada
Getting here just got easier. The Government of Canada has announced an easing of our boarder restrictions and testing required for entry.
As of February 28, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. EST:
Testing will be easing the on-arrival for fully-vaccinated travellers. This means that travellers arriving to Canada from any country, who qualify as fully vaccinated, may be randomly selected for arrival testing.
If you are selected for random testing you will not need to quarantine while awaiting test results.
Travellers will now have the option of using a COVID-19 rapid antigen test result (taken the day prior to their scheduled flight or arrival at the land border or marine port of entry) or a molecular test result (taken no more than 72 hours before their scheduled flight or arrival.
Taking a rapid antigen test at home is not sufficient to meet the pre-entry requirement – it must be authorized by the country in which it was purchased and must be administered by a laboratory, healthcare entity or telehealth service.
Travelling With Kids
Children under 12 years old, travelling with fully vaccinated adults, will continue to be exempt from quarantine, without any prescribed conditions limiting their activities. This means, for example, they no longer need to wait 14 days before attending school, camp or daycare.
Unvaccinated travellers will continue to be required to test on arrival, on Day 8 and quarantine for 14 days. Unvaccinated foreign nationals will not be permitted to enter Canada unless they meet one of the few exemptions.
Please Note – In accordance with Provincial Health guidelines, proof of vaccination is required for entry into our restaurants, health club, yoga and Fairmont Gold Lounge.
The Government of Canada will adjust its Travel Health Notice from a Level 3 to a Level 2. This means that the Government will no longer recommend that Canadians avoid travel for non-essential purposes.
ArriveCAN App Remains in Place
All travellers, regardless of how long they were away from Canada, continue to be required to submit their mandatory information via ArriveCAN (free mobile app or website).
With all of this good news, you’re probably already dreaming of your next Whistler visit. Here are a few tools to help you plan your ultimate Whistler getaway!