Emergency Planning

Great BC ShakeOut - Thursday October 20th

ShakeOutBC is our annual opportunity to test our family and community readiness in the event of an emergency such as earthquake or tsunami evacuation.

On Thursday, October 20th you will receive an ePACT notification at 10:15am and the tsunami siren will go off at 10:20am for 1 minute.


* Is your family registered with ePACT Emergency Notification System?

* Do you have your family's emergency plan... what to do, what to bring, where to go, who to contact?

* Do you have your 72 hour evacuation kit packed and ready to go at a moment's notice?

* Do you know where you're going and how to get there?

* Do you know how to contact loved ones and emergency services?


To register for the ePACT Emergency Notification System go to:


To confirm your existing registration or update your contact information log-in at:


You should receive a notification at 10:15am Thursday October 20 by email, phone, text. If you don't receive notifications contact your community emergency preparedness contact for help.

For Village of Daajing Giids residents, contact Fire Chief Larry Duke (778-260-0071/larry.duke@gov.bc.ca)

Haida Gwaii Emergency Management Information

Community Wildfire Protection Plan -presentation at Oct 19th 2020 Council Meeting by B.A. Blackwell & Associates.

Click here for tsunami and wildfire documents.

Click here to join the ePACT network:

In the event of an emergency (severe weather, power outages, earthquakes, floods, landslides, road closures, water advisory notices), sharing up to date, accurate information is essential for the health and safety of ourselves, our families and our communities.

ePACT is an online emergency network that our communities will use to send out alerts and news updates by telephone, text or email messages to registered contacts in affected communities. ePACT is designed to provide residents with the information and updates you need as quickly as possible so that we can better respond to emergencies- as soon as the local authorities know about it, you know about it.

ePACT is free for families and residents to use. The municipalities you live in pay to use the system so they can better communicate with you in a crisis. This is an island-wide, joint community venture.



When an emergency happens in Queen Charlotte it will take responders time to coordinate operations, make notifications and distribute information. It is important that residents are prepared to take care of themselves and each other during the early hours of an emergency.

Once a reception center is established all displaced residents should register with Emergency Social Services so we have a record of evacuees. Their location will be advertised by the information sources specified below.  This will enable us to let your friends and families know you are ok if they can’t contact or locate you.      


  1. If the community experiences a major earthquake assume that there is a tsunami risk and evacuate to a designated evacuation area or ideally a friend or relative located above the tsunami hazard zone. Every Village resident should have a copy of the Village of Queen Charlotte Tsunami Guide and Evacuation Map.
  1. It will be a challenge to distribute information to the community quickly if the power, internet or cell services are down. Message boards located at the following locations:
  • Village of Queen Charlotte office
  • Canada Post
  1. Understand the risks, have a plan and create an emergency kit. For a list of what to include in your emergency kit click here.


Topographical Map of Queen Charlottte - Click on the map to see an elevation from any point in the village.

Click on the brochure below to view


Radio: CFNR 97.1 FM

Facebook Page: Village of Queen Charlotte Emergency Network

Emergency Response Mailing List: https://epactnetwork.com/en/signup/haidagwaiialerts

National Tsunami Warning Centre: http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/

US Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

Emergency Management BC: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery





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