Wildfire updates for Jasper National Park
September 15, 2017
The fire ban in Jasper National Park, as well as the Municipality of Jasper, has been lifted. Recent precipitation and cooler temperatures have reduced the fire danger to low.
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.
For the current Jasper National Park fire danger rating click here.
How to prepare for a wildfire
Here are some important resources to get you and your family ready in case of a community emergency:
- Guidelines on emergency readiness in the event of an emergency (Public Safety Canada website)
- Jasper Emergency Guide (Municipality of Jasper website)
- 72-Hour Emergency Guide (Municipality of Jasper website)
- Evacuations (Municipality of Jasper website)
Current wildfire and fire ban situation
Check the Public Weather Alerts for Jasper National Park.