Fire information for Jasper National Park
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:
- 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.