BC saw the lowest amount of COVID-19 cases reported in a single day since October 29th, and BC now has the fewest active cases since November 6th.
CBC News will livestream the news conference.
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says restrictions being lifted today include allowing indoor and outdoor dining for up to six people, indoor gatherings with five personal visitors and in person faith-based gatherings, at reduced capacity.
The latest round of "circuit breaker" restrictions expired at midnight, eight weeks after they came into effect.More news: San Jose shooting: Employees among 'multiple casualties', sheriff says
The central Vancouver Island area has consistently led Island Health in total COVID-19 cases, especially during the third wave of the pandemic.
Movie theatres will also open with a maximum occupancy of 50 people.
Across B.C., 250 new cases were found. Hospitalizations are also down 38 per cent.
Henry says 2,979,951 doses of COVID-19 have been administered to British Columbians, including 152,010 second doses.More news: Nine people dead after mountain cable auto falls to the ground
"B.C.'s Restart plan provides a clear path for our future; one that will allow us to move forward and safely resume activities that have been on hold, without compromising the progress we have made in reducing COVID-19 community transmission", Dr. Henry and Dix said in the statement.
The provincial government's restart plan is broken down into four steps and is described by officials as "a slow and gradual return to a more normal life".
Premier John Horgan says B.C.'s strong immunization rate allows the province to slowly bring people back together, with September 7 a target date for the final phase of the plan to be implemented.More news: Journalist Arrested After Plane Forced Down in Belarus