Are you prepared for an earthquake in Vancouver?

Vancouver is at a high-risk of having an earthquake. Be prepared, and learn what you can do, and what we are doing to keep us safe during and after an earthquake.

Know the risks

Earthquake facts

Did you know that some of the largest earthquakes have happened in BC? Find out why Vancouver is at a high-risk of having a catastrophic earthquake.

Make a plan

Prepare for disasters

Get all of the help, information, and training you need to keep yourself, your family, and your property safe during an earthquake or other emergency.

Get a kit

Make an emergency kit

Learn to make evacuation and emergency supply kits, and be self-sufficient for up to three days during an emergency.

Protect yourself

During and after an earthquake

What should you do when an earthquake strikes? Learn how you can protect yourself during and after an earthquake to stay safe.

Ask. Tell. Connect.

Phone 3-1-1 to ask, tell, and connect with the City

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Register for a free emergency planning workshop

Be prepared for an earthquake.

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Get more information about how to prepare for an earthquake

Emergency Management BC 

Government of Canada

Get to know the City's Earthquake Preparedness Strategy

House damaged by the Christchurch, New Zealand, earthquake in 2011

Earthquake Preparedness Strategy

City staff have developed a strategy that will prepare Vancouver for when an earthquake may strike.

During and after an earthquakeEarthquake facts