What to Expect When Golfing in British Columbia

Updated August 23, 2023

Important Updates:


Effective August 23, the previous Provincial order restricting travel for the purpose of staying in temporary accommodation for most of the Southern Interior is lifted for Kelowna, Kamloops, Oliver, Osoyoos, Penticton, and Vernon.

More information is available at Hello BC.

If you have booked travel with Golf In British Columbia and are impacted by current travel advisories, please contact our Travel Services at reservations@golfinbritishcolumbia.com or by phone at 1-866-356-6558. You can review our reservation and cancellation policies here.

Please visit hellobc.com/plan-your-trip/need-to-know/ for the latest information on getting around British Columbia or visit the following additional resources:

Travel Requirements

For more information on current federal border measures and requirements, including crossing the border via car, please visit the Government of Canada website.

Canada Border Services Agency has current information for visitors to British Columbia about required travel documents, restricted goods, travelling with children and pets, and other resources.

For information about entering or reentering the United States, visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Roads & Ferries

Please remember to check DriveBC before you hit the road to be advised of current road conditions in British Columbia. Visit Emergency Info BC for updated details on emergencies, including evacuation orders and alerts.

Find all you need to know about travelling with BC Ferries at bcferries.com. Reservations are strongly recommended. If you have questions contact 1-888-BC Ferry, or www.bcferries.com/contact-us.

Weather & Weather-Related Events

Currency & Monetary Transactions

Most businesses accept credit cards (mainly Visa and MasterCard), but it’s a good idea to carry some Canadian cash. ATMs, located in banks and retail areas, dispense Canadian currency. A bank or currency exchange outlet can change your funds to Canadian dollars. Banks are generally open Monday to Friday, with some open on weekends.

A federal goods and services tax (GST) of 5% and a provincial sales tax (PST) of 7% are applicable to most purchased goods and services.

A customary tip at bars and restaurants is 15-20%. Tips are also given to tour guides, taxi drivers, and for spa treatments and haircuts. Porters at airports, railway stations, and hotels generally expect $1-2 per item of luggage.