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The Great British Columbia ShakeOut

Woman under a desk during an earthquake drill

The Great British Columbia ShakeOut


At your desk, your home, the store, or the library – wherever you happen to be!

Date & Time:
October 17, 2019
10:17 AM - 10:27 AM


Kids and Family Seniors Youth


2019-10-17 10:17:00 2019-10-17 10:27:00 America/Vancouver The Great British Columbia ShakeOut Participate in a world-wide earthquake preparation drill and enter a emergency preparedness contest.

On October 17, 2019 at 10:17am, join in as millions of people worldwide practise how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during The Great British Columbia ShakeOut earthquake drills.

In Canada, the BC coast is the region most at risk from a major earthquake. Stay safe by knowing what to do before, during and after an earthquake. Visit our personal emergency preparedness and business emergency preparedness resource pages for valuable tips, tools and information.

Enter Our ShakeOut Contest

Do you know what to do in an earthquake emergency? Test your knowledge and win! Download the Personal Emergency Preparedness Toolkit or Business Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for helpful tips and information, then watch for and comment on our Facebook posts.

You'll have the chance to win one of the following three prizes:

  • Grand prize: 72-hour preparedness kit for five people valued at $300
  • Second prize: Small car emergency kit and 6-in-1 emergency car tool valued at $100
  • Third prize: First aid kit valued at $40

The contest begins at 10am on October 7 and ends at 11:59pm on October 14, 2019. See full contest rules for details.

See more earthquake preparedness tips.