Fire Ban

Issued: August 21, 2020

Ends: September 07, 2020

ACTIVITIES PROHIBITED: Pursuant to section 3(1)(c) of the National Parks of Canada Fire Protection Regulations, the starting and/ or maintaining of fires within Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada is hereby PROHIBITED by order of the Superintendent, Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada.

This fire ban includes ALL open fires.

Use of the following items are permitted during the fire ban, provided they are under direct supervision and certified by Canadian Standards Association (CSA) or Underwriters Laboratories (UL):
• portable propane fire pits
• gas or propane stoves and barbeques designed for cooking or heating
• propane or gas fuelled lanterns (enclosed flame)
• patio heaters (propane, catalytic or infrared/radiant).                

WHERE: This fire ban applies to all areas of the park outside of Waterton townsite, townsite campground, Cameron Bay day use area, and Emerald Bay day use area.

WHY: For the prevention of wildfire during elevated Fire Danger conditions in Waterton Lakes National Park.

NOTE: It is an offence under the Canada National Parks Act to contravene these prohibitions. Failure to comply may result in immediate cancellation of the camping permit, eviction from the campground and violators may be charged. Maximum penalty $25000.

Start date: 2020-08-21

End date: Until further notice