This page is where you will find up-to-date information related to the Kenow fire. Please check back regularly.

Latest fire information update

Kenow Fire - Waterton Lakes National Park: October 18, 2017; 09:00

Some areas in Waterton Lakes National Park are now open to the public. Please see our updated list of open and accessible areas. All other front-country and back-country areas (including trails) are closed and are being assessed for safety hazards due to the on-going Kenow Fire. At this time, camping is not permitted anywhere in Waterton Lakes National Park. All other roads in the park are closed to the public as we assess and action hazards that are a result of the Kenow Fire. Contact the Information Line (403-859-5109) for more information.


Updated map of the Kenow Fire as of September 23, 2017
Map of the Kenow Fire

We now estimate that the Kenow Fire covers an area of approximately 38,100 hectares

Area closures

Some areas in Waterton Lakes National Park are now open to the public. Please see our updated list of open and accessible areas. All other front-country and back-country areas (including trails) are closed and are being assessed for safety hazards due to the on-going Kenow Fire. At this time, camping is not permitted anywhere in Waterton Lakes National Park. All other roads in the park are closed to the public as we assess and action hazards that are a result of the Kenow Fire.

Map of open and closed areas in Waterton Lakes National Park

The areas highlighted in green are open to the public and the areas in red are closed until further notice.

Air quality reports

Check the current air quality statement for Crowsnest Pass, Pincher Creek and Waterton Lakes National Park.

Provincial governments are responsible for air quality reports. For air quality and air quality advisories:


Road reports

For current information about road closures, alternate routes and more, check: