COVID-19 Provincial and Regional Safety Plan Summary

Below is a brief summary of BC PHO and Interior Health orders as they affect RockRidge Canyon guests and staff, as of September 13, 2021

As protocols frequently change, please follow all current  BC Provincial Health guidelines.

See the full RockRidge Canyon Safety Plan here.

You are welcome at RockRidge Canyon!

We are thankful for a successful summer season hosting guests and look forward to fall and winter operations. We remain committed to the wellbeing of our employees and guests and want your experience here to bless you.  

RockRidge Canyon is required to adhere to public health orders and we are abiding by issued orders by both the BC Provincial Health Officer and Interior Health, for the protection of our community.

All Guests

All registered guests are welcome at RockRidge Canyon, however, as of Monday, September 13, 2021, the province of BC temporarily requires proof of vaccination (through January 31, 2022), to access some RockRidge Canyon activities, services and events. 


  • If you are attending as a participant in a group retreat, please check with your organizer as to proof of vaccination requirements. Depending on your group activities planned during your stay you may need to present your proof of vaccination when checking in on site. 
  • You may be asked to complete a pre-screening questionnaire and temperature check on arrival.

Guest Group Organizers

Please be sure to confirm with Guest Services if your planned activities require proof of vaccination.

Public Health Orders relating to RockRidge Canyon

  • Masks
    • are required for all people 12 years old and older within indoor spaces.
    • may be removed to consume food or beverage at a location designated for this purpose. (e.g. not required at your table).
  • Without Proof of vaccination
    • There are no capacity limits or restrictions on indoor or outdoor worship services.
    • Proof of vaccination is not required for dining room meals (as it is self-serve, no table service provided), retail, swimming pool, outdoor activities, fitness room, staff meetings. Table limits have been set at 8 persons assigned per table at RockRidge Canyon, with no socializing between tables.
  • With proof of partial vaccination (minimum one dose) until October 24, 2021
    • Indoor organized events (e.g. seated events/workshops etc) can have a capacity of up to 50 people.
    • Outdoor organized events can have a capacity of up to 100 people.
    • Worship services are exempt from organized gathering restrictions
  • With proof of full vaccination (2 doses)
    • Indoor organized events can have a capacity of 50 people or 50% of a venue’s capacity (whichever is greater) (e.g. 160 seats are available in The Rock Theatre).
    • Outdoor organized events can have a capacity of 5,000 people or 50% of a venue’s capacity (whichever is greater).
    • There are no capacity limits or restrictions on indoor or outdoor worship services.
    • Is not required for student events and activities (K-12 or post-secondary) including teachers and staff when engaged in activities with students.
    • School (K-12) indoor assemblies are limited to 50 people or two classes (whatever is larger) in a single space.
    • Outdoor gatherings are limited to 100 people and require a COVID-19 safety plan.
    • Worship services are exempt from organized gathering restrictions

K-12 and Post Secondary 

The current order does not apply to educational activities for students of schools or post-secondary institutions; teachers or instructors at a school or a post-secondary educational institution when engaged in educational activities with their students in any location.

RockRidge Canyon will work with each school to understand how to best implement these guidelines in alignment with the school’s internal policies and current K-12 public health guidance.
K-12 Overnight Camping

BCCDC stated that camps are an extension of the K-12 learning environment and they remain supportive of overnight field trips.

The BCCA guidance for overnight school camps has been approved by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, PHO, and the BCCDC without any changes to the draft document that has been available on the BCCA website. Camps and schools should use this when planning overnight school trips.

Overnight School Camp Guidelines

Recreational travel in B.C.

Recreational travel within B.C. is allowed, including visitors from Canadian provinces and territories. This includes travel for:

  • Vacations, weekend getaways and tourism activities
  • Visiting family or friends for social reasons
  • Recreation activities

Thank you for supporting RockRidge Canyon.

Guest groups are critical to funding our summer camp program for teens.