Safety is Parks Canada's number one priority. Every year, multiple wildfires occur in the mountain national parks.

Wildfires and other natural hazards are a part of the national park experience. Through our national fire management program, we are committed to reducing the risk of wildfire and its impacts as well as restoring forest health and biodiversity.

You can reduce the impact of an unfortunate circumstance by being prepared for an emergency situation and informed of the wildfire status.


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How to safely enjoy a campfire in Jasper National Park

When a fire ban is not in effect, you can safely enjoy a campfire in Jasper National Park by following these guidelines:

  • 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.
  • Do not throw cigarettes on the ground. Put them out and discard them in a bin.

Report any wildfires, illegal campfires or suspicious smoke to Parks Canada Dispatch at 780-852-6155 or call 911.

Air quality
Smoke forecast

To help Canadians be better prepared, wildfire smoke forecast maps are available through the Government of Canada’s smoke forecasting system, FireWork. Wildfire smoke forecasts are also available from FireSmoke Canada.

Webcams

Several businesses have live webcams available within the park.

Road conditions

It is always a good idea to prepare for travel by checking Alberta511.ca and DriveBC.ca before you head out.

Stay informed

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