Fire and weather conditions can change quickly and visitors are encouraged to stay informed and check regularly for updated information before heading to or travelling through national parks. Up-to-date information on wildfires, fire bans and closures in individual national parks is listed below.

Alerts by province

British Columbia
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
Fire ban
Except for in the fire rings provided at drive-in campgrounds, campfires are prohibited everywhere in the park at all times, including beaches and below the high tide mark.
 
However, due to increased fire hazard, a temporary fire ban is currently in place at the McDonald and Prior Centennial drive-in campgrounds.
 
Please see the bulletins for a list of devices that can be used at these locations during this time. If visiting other areas of the park reserve this season, remember to check the following links for local fire restrictions:

 

Kootenay National Park
Area closure

The Verdant Creek Wildfire in Kootenay National Park and Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park is currently being held. Parks Canada Verdant Creek Wildfire Operations are now in the monitoring stage.

Advisories
Air quality Important bulletins
- Information about the Verdant Creek Wildfire
Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks
Area closed - Beaver Valley trails and area

Glacier National Park’s fire management team is managing active fires in the park. The safety of the public, our crews, park infrastructure and neighbouring lands is Parks Canada’s top priority. There are currently no people or assets at risk. Wildfire management actions or smoke may result in delays and/or temporary highway closures. Please check www.DriveBC.ca for the latest road conditions. Depending on weather, smoke may drift over the highway and/or to communities to the east.

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Advisories
Air Quality Impacts
Air quality statement

Please check www.DriveBC.ca for the latest road conditions.

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
Fire ban
Visit our Important Bulletins page for specific details and links to help you prepare for a safe visit to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.
Yoho National Park
Advisories
Air quality Important bulletins
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Provincial

National Parks staff monitor the weather and environment to determine if any campfire bans are needed. Outside of the National Parks these are controlled by the province. For information about the areas outside of the National Parks please consult:

Wildfire management actions or smoke may result in delays and/or temporary highway closures. Please check www.DriveBC.ca for the latest road conditions.

Alberta
Banff National Park
Area closure
Advisories
Air quality Important bulletins
- Information about the Verdant Creek Wildfire
Jasper National Park
Visit our wildfire page for specific details and links to help you prepare for a safe visit to Jasper National Park.
Waterton Lakes National Park
Area closure

Visit the Kenow Fire page for up-to-date information about this fire.

Advisories
Air quality Important bulletins
Air quality information Area closure: All of Waterton Lakes National Park with some exceptions.

Fires of note


What to expect

While these national parks remain open, some backcountry area closures may be in place. In addition, wildfires and resulting smoke may impact road conditions and transportation corridors. Motorists should be prepared for reduced visibility due to smoke, delays or temporary road closures.

Smoke from wildfires may also impact air quality and should be a consideration for those with existing respiratory concerns. For smoke and air quality alerts visit Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Fire management

Parks Canada is a global leader in managing forest fires. Our first priority when managing a wildfire is to ensure the safety of the public and fire personnel, and the protection of property and cultural resources. We are also committed to protecting important ecological values and public and private infrastructure.

Like many areas in British Columbia and Alberta, national parks are experiencing hot and dry weather conditions. Fire danger is extreme and fire bans are in place in the majority of national parks in the provinces.

Parks Canada’s Fire Management Team actively manages all wildfires in national parks, including wildfires in remote locations. Wildfire management activities are currently underway in Glacier, Kootenay and Banff national parks.


Partnership

As a member of the Canadian Inter Agency Forest Fire Centre, we work closely with other Canadian Fire Management Agencies, including provincial and territorial agencies, in delivering our fire management program. Our collective resources are routinely shared in order to best address fire management priorities.

In close collaboration with our partners, we are currently putting our fire management and suppression capability to use across the country during this fire season.