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.

Understanding earthquakes

Some of the world's largest earthquakes have occurred here in BC. It's home to thousands of small earthquakes every year.

Earthquake impacts

We've performed a seismic risk assessment for Vancouver’s buildings to help us understand our risk.

Personal preparedness

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

Make an emergency kit

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

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.

Earthquake Preparedness Strategy

We have developed a strategy to better understand the risk and reduce the impact of an earthquake in Vancouver.

Find a free emergency planning workshop

Be prepared for an earthquake. Register for a free emergency planning workshop.

Get more information

Get more information on how to prepare for an earthquake.

Emergency Management BC

Government of Canada