Your browser is out of date.
This site may not function properly in your current browser. Update Now

Latest Alberta | British Columbia | Montana Travel Info, including COVID-19 & Wildfires Update

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

This page provides advisories and resource links for traveling in the Crown of the Continent Region (Alberta | British Columbia | Montana | Blackfeet Nation | Siksika Nation | Kainai Nation | Piikani Nation | Flathead Nation | Ktunaxa Nation). As guests to our region we ask that you know before you go. Not only will you have a better experience when you arrive, it is courteous to the places and local people that you visit.

In a regionwide effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 we are promoting safety measures for those traveling in Montana, Alberta, British Columbia, and indigenous communities. We are committed to protecting the health of residents and visitors, and ask that you do the same.

What We’re Asking You to Do

If you’re planning to travel through, please:

• Know the local public health guidelines before arriving at your destination
• Understand some services and destinations may be limited
• Stay home if you are sick

It’s important to:

• Wear a mask
• Maintain social distance (at least 6 ft. apart)
• Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer
• Avoid touching your face
• Cover coughs and sneezes

Please visit below links for the most up-to-date local health guidelines.

COVID-19 Information Links
ALBERTA
Travel Alberta
Alberta Parks

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Kootenay Rockies
Cranbrook Tourism
Tourism Fernie
Invermere-Panorama
Tourism Kimberley
Tourism Radium
BC Parks
DriveBC

MONTANA
Montana Aware Updates
Central Montana Updates
Glacier Country Updates
Southwest Montana Updates
Explore Whitefish
Discover Kalispell
Destination Missoula
Visit Great Falls
Montana State Parks

NATIONAL FOREST
Flathead National Forest
Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest
Kootenai National Forest
Lolo National Forest

TRAVEL ON TRIBAL LANDS
In the Crown of the Continent, visitors may drive through the Blackfeet Nation, Siksika Nation, Kainai Nation, Piikani Nation, Flathead Indian Reservation and Ktunaxa Nation; however, services may be limited or unavailable, and some recreation areas on tribal lands have been temporarily closed to nonresidents.

Travelers are encouraged to contact tribal governments for updates on what's open and closed.
Blackfeet Nation
Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika Nation, Kainai Nation, & Piikani Nation)
Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation
Ktunaxa Nation

TRAVEL BETWEEN CANADA AND MONTANA
The Crown of the Continent prides itself in being a welcoming international transboundary region most known for Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, the world's 1st International Peace Park. At this time, recreational visits are not permitted between the United States and Canada. For more information on Canada border crossings, visit travel.gc.ca. For information on traveling to the United States, visit travel.state.gov.

NATIONAL PARKS
Glacier National Park Updates

Kootenay National Park Updates
Waterton Lakes National Park Updates


ADVENTURE SMART
If getting out into the great outdoors is a new endeavor we welcome you and ask you to learn about Leave No Trace Principles and Recreate Responsibly before heading out. Also, we recommend checking out Adventure Smart for tips on how to explore safely. If you're a seasoned adventurer it never hurts to brush up on proper practices too.


WILDFIRES
When traveling during wildfire season check NOAA Wildfire Smoke Forecasting System and confirm with webcams in the area planning to visit for localized smoke conditions. Often smoke is only affecting a small localized area and there are many smoke-free adventures to be had just minutes from that spot.

Alberta Government Wildfire Status
British Columbia Government Wildfire Status
Montana Government Wildfire Status


STOP AQUATIC INVASIVE HITCHHIKER QUICK LINKS
Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/Aquatic-invasive-species.aspx
British Columbia: https://bcinvasives.ca/
Montana: http://cleandraindry.mt.gov/Watercraft-Inspections
Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes: http://csktnomussels.org/
Glacier National Park: https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/boating.htm
Waterton Lakes National Park: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/waterton/activ/experiences/nautique-lake
Crown Managers: https://www.crownmanagers.org/aquatic-invasive-species