Updated! BCTA has been contacted by a number of hotels and chains with special rates for truck drivers and carriers during the COVID-19 outbreak. We’ve also received information from communities wanting to share details on accommodations and other services with truck drivers.
Sandman Squamish (& other Sandman locations throughout BC): The Sandman Hotel Group has established special rates for Emergency Services, First Responders and Essential Services such as trucking. Many of their locations have ample parking as well (the Squamish hotel, which contacted us first has excellent parking space available for tractor/trailers). Please see the following for rates in each region: Vancouver & Squamish; BC North; BC Interior; and, BC Fraser Valley.
New! Denny's at Sandman locations is offering free breakfast and dinner on selected choices on Tuesdays - see Trucker Tuesdays for details.
If you have questions about any of the rates at any location, please contact Sylvia Jung, Director of Sales, 604-681-2211 / (direct) 604-276-1
Best Western King George Inn & Suites: Offering a special rate for truck drivers of $90.00 + tax per night for a standard 2 queen bedroom, free Wi-Fi and laundry facilities on site; 8033 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC V3W 5B4. Reservations 1-866-502-5025; if you have questions, please contact Nav Dhillon, Assistant General Manager, 604-502-9000. They can accommodate truck/tractors.
Best Western King George has implemented the following procedures to reduce risks:
Starting at our front desk, we have every guest stand behind an indicated line from the check in desk and have them sanitize their hands before and after check in.
We have changed our breakfast to breakfast-to-go, which is a packed breakfast that we provide each morning.
Our housekeepers have not taken guest's safety lightly. They are provide full service to guests only upon request and when the room is not occupied.
Each housekeeper is disposing of cleaning gloves more often and switched to more effective sanitizing chemical options.
We have closed down our swimming pool, hot tub, fitness centre and breakfast room, but we are supplying an unlimited supply of coffee in all rooms.
We are sanitizing all door handles and high touch points several times on each shift.
Lake Louise Inn: The Inn can accommodate truck drivers for a rate of $65/night in a beautifully renovated condo with a kitchen, free parking, available at least until the end of April. Located at 210 Village Road, Lake Louise, Alberta T0L 0E0. Click here for the Inn’s cleaning practices – in addition, the hotel is constantly cleaning and sanitizing public areas. To reserve a room, truck drivers may contact Channin Liedtke at email@example.com or 403-522-3791 and ask for the “trucker rate” or simply by walking in. Channin Liedtke has also offered to answer questions about other hotels in the franchise in terms of their fit for carriers during this time. See the Atlific hotels website, here: https://www.atlific.com/hotels/
Accent Inns: Locations in Victoria, Vancouver, Burnaby, Kelowna and Kamloops are offering “isolation rates” for essential service workers of $59/night, for kitchenettes and suites, based on availability. Click here for a flyer with details on rates and what’s included, and here for details on their COVID-19 cleaning protocols. Accent Inns have parking lots that are accessible for trucks and trailers, but for details or to confirm, please contact Donna Price at (mobile) 604-351-4145, 1-800-663-0298, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Quality Inn & Suites, Kindersley, SK: Truck drivers are welcome to stop for break and a shower at the local Quality Inn and Suites for a small fee. For details and to schedule a visit, please contact the hotel at 306-463-5000.
Prestige Treasure Cove Hotel, Prince George: Drivers are invited to stop in for the Triple S promo to clean up & rest, $20 for 2 hours, take-out/eat-in meals also available to order. Lots of truck parking! 250-614-9111
North Battleford, SK: A Saskatchewan Holiday Inn took to Facebook to offer all commercial truck drivers passing by their location a hot shower and breakfast or supper, all free of charge. North Battleford location only, but they have “sister” locations in Regina also stepping up. See the story here.
Valemount: The Valemount Vacation Inn, 6th Ave on Karas Drive, is offering shower and laundry access for truck drivers, details and pricing here. And, please see this list of restaurants in the city offering take-out and/or delivery.
New! Revelstoke: The city's Chamber of Commerce has compiled a list of highway services for truck drivers, including fuel services and accommodations at the Peak Lodge. A nice touch: Revelstoke Delivery services will deliver food and other items to the Highway 1 Truck Stop pullout, you can call them - the link at the bottom of the list includes details about grocery stores & other services in town. No details about pricing.
For Canada-wide resources, please see the Canadian Trucking Alliance’s list of truck-friendly accommodations and restaurants at this link.
Please share these details with drivers.
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