Kootenay National Park FIRE BAN

Issued: July 20, 2021

Ends: August 19, 2021

Effective date
From July 20, 2021 until further notice

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


This fire ban includes ALL open fires, EXCEPT,
provided they are under direct supervision and certified by the
Canadian Standards Association (CSAGroup) 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 covers the entire national park including
all front and backcountry campgrounds and day use areas in
Kootenay National Park.

WHY
For the prevention of wildfire during elevated Fire
Danger conditions in Kootenay National Park.

PENALTY
It is an offence under the Canada National Parks Act
to contravene these prohibitions. Failure to comply may result
in the immediate cancellation of the camping permit, eviction
from the campground and violators may be charged.
Violators may be charged under the Canada National Parks
Act: maximum penalty
$25 000.