Here's Where BC's First 4 Roadside Checkpoints To Stop Non-Essential Travel Are Located

There are fines for people travelling for non-essential reasons.

Photos of Sea-to-sky highway and roadside checkstop
Toronto Associate Editor

New travel restrictions in B.C. have been introduced, and locals can expect to see the changes on major highways.

The Government of British Columbia says all non-essential travel is banned until Tuesday, May 25, after the May long weekend.

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B.C. RCMP says that as of Thursday, May 6, COVID-19 travel restriction road checks have been set up at four different locations across the province. These are part of the province's attempt to reduce the local spread of COVID-19 by restricting travel between the following three regions: Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, and the Northern and Interior regions.

Drivers can expect the checkpoints at the following locations: Highway 1 in Boston Bar; Highway 3 in Manning Park; Highway 5 in Old Toll Booth, and Highway 99 in Lillooet.

There will be signs at each location to inform drivers of the upcoming road check. If needed, there will be safe U-turn routes for drivers who don't think their travel is essential and wish to avoid the checkpoint altogether.

Alex Arsenych
Toronto Associate Editor