Being prepared for an emergency
While we cannot easily predict emergency situations such as wildfires, we can reduce their impact by being adequately prepared for these unfortunate events. Below you will find guidelines on how to prepare for a wildfire and resources for staying informed during an emergency.
Here are some important resources to get you and your family ready in case of a community emergency:
- Keeping your gas tank full when travelling leaves you ready for adventure or in case of 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)
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.
- Remember to dispose of cigarettes in appropriate receptacles.
Report any wildfires, illegal campfires or suspicious smoke to Parks Canada Dispatch: 911.