Travel Tips

Health & Safety


In case of emergency including fire, police or ambulance, call 911.

You can also dial “0” and ask the operator to connect you to the police or to medical services. Emergency telephone numbers are listed inside the front cover of all B.C. telephone directories.

Tourist Alert is an emergency service administered by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The names of visitors who have urgent messages waiting for them are posted in Visitor Centres and at other transit points. If you see or hear your name listed in newspapers, information centres, on radio or TV, call the nearest RCMP office for more details.


Canada is an extremely safe country to travel to and within. However, if you have any concerns, please contact one of the following resources for up-to-date information:

Destination Canada
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

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Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.