Proof of vaccination and the BC Vaccine Card

Starting September 13, all people aged 12 and over will need to show proof of vaccination to access some events, services and businesses in British Columbia.

The easiest way to show proof is using the BC Vaccine Card.

What is the BC Vaccine Card?

The BC Vaccine Card is a personal document with a unique QR code.

You can access the card online and save it to your phone or tablet by taking a screen shot or print a paper copy to carry in your wallet. Both options are accepted everywhere. 

Do not share your QR code on social media.

How do I get the BC Vaccine Card?

Step 1: Log-in

Log-in on the Health Gateway website. You will need to provide your:

  • Date of birth 
  • Personal Health Number (PHN)
  • Date you got dose 1 or dose 2

Step 2: Save or print

After you have logged in, you have two options:

  • Save a digital copy of your card to your phone or tablet. We recommend saving to your photo album or downloads folder
  • Print a paper copy and keep it with you

You can save or print a card for yourself or someone else, like a youth or parent.

Step 3: Show your card

Have your card ready when entering a business. They’ll look at your vaccine card and also check your government ID. 

Places you will need to show your BC Vaccine Card for entry

Proof of vaccination is required to access some events, services and businesses. These include:

  • Indoor ticketed sporting events
  • Indoor concerts, theatre, dance and symphony events
  • Licensed restaurants and restaurants that offer table service (indoor and patio dining)
  • Pubs, bars and lounges (indoor and patio dining)
  • Nightclubs, casinos and movie theatres
  • Gyms, exercise facilities/studios, pools and recreation facilities
  • Businesses offering indoor group exercise
  • Indoor adult group and team sports for people 22 years old or older
  • Indoor organized events with 50 or more people. For example: Wedding receptions, organized parties, conferences and workshops
  • Indoor organized group recreational classes and activities like pottery, art and choir
  • Post-secondary on-campus student housing

Proof of vaccination is not required to vote in-person in the September 20 federal election or at advance polling places. 

More information

Learn more about proof of vaccination and the BC Vaccine Card is available on the BC Provincial Government website