The province also announced one new health-care outbreak Friday, at the Dania Home in the Fraser Health region.
"Much of the surge can be connected to Canada Day activities in and around the central Okanagan and particularly around the City of Kelowna", said Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry at her Thursday afternoon news conference.
Five people remained in hospital Friday, two of them in critical care, and 278 cases remain active.
Five individuals are now receiving treatment in hospital, two of whom are in intensive care.More news: Blue Jays weekend series against Phillies on hold
Northern Health has two new cases and a new total of 88.
"Don't get stuck in self-isolation for 14 days, or worse - get sick, because you shared beers at a party or made out with someone with COVID-19", the guide adds.
Staff and residents will also be screened twice a day, says Fraser Health. There are now two long-term care facilities and one acute-care facility with active outbreaks.
Haida Gwaii, meanwhile, remains closed to non-residents as locals continue to deal with the community outbreak affecting the northern island archipelago. No new community outbreaks were reported, and the outbreaks in Haida Gwaii and at Fraser Valley Packers Inc. continue to be monitored and supported by public health teams.More news: Teenager arrested for masterminding Twitter hack
With another long weekend upon us, ferry terminals and highways around the province are packed with excited travellers getting out of town for B.C. Day.
On Friday, the province released a website titled "Dr. Bonnie Henry's Good Times Guide", aimed at helping people recreate in a safe manner during the pandemic.
It's the second time in as many weeks that the number of new cases has topped 50, while the daily average has hovered around 30 in the weeks since B.C. entered Phase 3 of its reopening plan.More news: James Murdoch quits News Corp board over editorial content 'disagreement'