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 after the Kenow Fire. Closures are still in effect for other areas due to safety hazards and infrastructure damage. Please see the up-to-date list of open and closed areas.


Kenow Fire: Burn severity map
A map showing the burn severity of the Kenow Fire in Waterton Lakes National Park

Burn severity:

  • Green: low
  • Yellow: medium
  • Orange: high
  • Red: extreme

Burn severity refers to the amount of vegetation change between pre- and post-fire condition. It is a way if describing the amount of ecological change.

  • Total size: 350.1 km2
  • Total size in park: 193 km2
  • % of national park burned: 38.6%

Download this map in high resolution (jpeg, 1.9 MB).


Area closures

Some areas in Waterton Lakes National Park are now open to the public after the Kenow Fire. Closures are still in effect for other areas due to safety hazards and infrastructure damage. Please see the up-to-date list of open and closed areas.

Map of open and closed areas in Waterton Lakes National Park
Mao 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: