Wildfire Update 2 – Park Info/Air Travel/Evacuee Info

July 10th, 2017, News


Until further notice, for public safety, the parks and protected areas in the Chilcotin and Cariboo are closed and should not be accessed due to severe wildfire hazard. For more information of which parks are affected, visit BC Parks.

Note for reservation holders:

BC Parks’ Reservations in the Chilcotin and Cariboo region with arrival dates up to and including July 13 for parks listed on, will be automatically cancelled and refunded through Discover Camping. As or when further closures are confirmed by authorities, additional refunds will be given as required.


Due to ongoing Forest Fires affecting British Columbia’s interior, Air Canada understands that you may want to make alternate travel arrangements. If you have a ticket with Air Canada for travel to/from/via affected areas, for travel between now and July 22, you may change your flight without paying a change fee. Please contact Air Canada Reservations (1-888-247-2262) for more details and assistance.

If you do not have a ticket and are seeking to fly from Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, Prince George and Williams Lake as a result of the state of emergency, Air Canada is providing an additional 25% discount from these communities to help facilitate travel to any destination in North America.

Customers can book on using the promotion code A3VRZAR1, or can call Air Canada Reservations (1-888-247-2262) for further assistance.

We’re monitoring this situation very closely and our thoughts are with everyone affected.


Due to the emerging forest-fire situation in the interior of the province, we are suspending our regular Tuesday Smokin’ Hot Deals until further notice, instead providing a 30% discount for those forced to evacuate.

See  Travel Advisory for more information. Thank you for your understanding.

Use Promo Code: July2017

Booking Period: Now to July 15, 2017
Travel Period: Now to July 22, 2017

Travel Points:

  • From Williams Lake* to Vancouver South Terminal or Victoria International Airport
  • From Kelowna International Airport to Vancouver South Terminal or Victoria International Airport or Cranbrook
  • From Prince George to Victoria International Airport

Terms & Conditions:

  • New bookings only
  • Discount applicable to base fare only
  • Cannot be combined with any other offer

*As a result smoke some flights to/from Williams Lake have been cancelled.


If you are hosting evacuees, please remember they should register at the established reception centres if they are safely able to reach them.

  • Williams Lake at the Lake City Secondary School on Carson Drive (640 Carson Drive, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1T3)
  • Prince George at the College of New Caledonia on 3330 22nd Avenue
  • Clearwater at Legion Hall 257 Glen Rd
  • Lytton at Parish Hall 716 Main Street
  • Kamloops at Thompson Rivers University on campus at the Old Main Building 900 McGill Rd
  • Barriere (4936 Barriere Town Rd.)

In addition, they must register with Red Cross at 1-800-863-6582. For information on how you can help or donations CLICK HERE.