Jun 30

Get Ready to Forge a New Path

We are so excited to finally be able to encourage British Columbians to explore the Fraser Valley, however it is still important to travel safely and cautiously this summer. Following safety procedures and recommendations shows respect for how hard our tourism partners are working to provide safe and fun experiences – all at the same time! As you plan your trip to the Fraser Valley we encourage you to consider these travel tips from Destination BC – find more in depth information when you visit their website and social pages.

  • Take more time to plan ahead this summer. Many businesses and services have adjusted their schedules and capacities, please call ahead to confirm.

  • Be respectful to the people, businesses, and communities you visit this summer.

  • Support local during your travels by booking a local adventure, unique accommodation or dining at local restaurants.

  • Be AdventureSmart – download the app and make sure you have the ten essentials before you head out.

  • Protect the land and Leave no Trace, always leave where you’ve visited in a better state than when you arrived.

  • Minimize the impact of campfires and check BC Wildfire Service for fire bans and fire safety tips.

  • Be kind and practice patience, consider having a back-up plan researched and ready.

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Okay – so now you’ve read up on how to travel responsibly and safely this summer, but what next?! We’ve got a few more insider tips to make the most of your summer getaway.

Tip #1 Challenge yourself to visit somewhere off the beaten path, or to visit an experience you’ve never been before. You will build some new memories as you reconnect with your loved ones and you may be pleasantly surprised at what you’ve been missing. Visit the local tourism centres and ask what they recommend.

Tip #2 We highly recommend you consider booking a mid-week stay and here’s why:

  • You will have more options to book and stay at popular locations that book up fast on the weekends.

  • Save time and reduce stress as there will be less traffic to contend with as you hit the road.

  • Take advantage of saving money as some attractions offer reduced rates for weekday visits and the ability to book single night stays.

  • Support businesses financially as it allows them to disburse their services more efficiently. It’s a win-win!.

Tip #3 Plan to visit attractions in off-peak times, usually in the early morning or evening, you will enjoy less busy experiences, such as peaceful beaches, reduced lineups at facilities and cooler temperatures.

Don’t forget to follow along with us over the coming weeks as we Forge a New Path to the Fraser Valley this summer. We will be sharing more of our recommended venues and travel advice to help you get the most of all the unique experiences the Valley has to offer.