How to safely enjoy a campfire in Jasper National Park

  • Keep campfires small, and only in designated fire pits or boxes. Fires must be attended to at all times.
  • Completely extinguish campfires with water. Soak it, stir it, and soak it again until it is cool to the touch before leaving it.
  • Campers are required to purchase a fire permit before using fire pits in road-accessible campgrounds. Campfires are not permitted during quiet hours (11 pm to 7 am).
  • Campfires are not allowed in some backcountry campgrounds. Check the backcountry camping information or ask at the park visitor centre before setting out on your hike.
  • Remember to dispose of cigarettes in appropriate receptacles.

Report any wildfires, illegal campfires or suspicious smoke to Parks Canada Dispatch: 780-852-6155.

How to prepare for a wildfire

Here are some important resources to get you and your family ready in case of a community emergency:

Current wildfire and fire ban situation

Both provinces maintain special wildfire and fire ban information websites:


British Columbia

Air quality

Check the Public Weather Alerts for Jasper National Park.

Road conditions

It is always a good idea to prepare for travel by checking and before you head out.