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:

Current wildfire and fire ban situation

Both provinces maintain special wildfire and fire ban information websites:

Alberta

British Columbia

Air quality

Check the Public Weather Alerts for Jasper National Park.

Road conditions

The BC fires and smoke have impacted road conditions and travel corridors. It is always a good idea to prepare for travel by checking drivebc.ca and alberta511.ca before you head out.