Fire Status Map WBNP_fire_status
SW NWT Fire Data

July 24, 2019

Driving conditions

Travelers on Highway 5 and Carlson’s Road toward Moose Island are urged to drive with caution and adjust speeds according to visibility.

Drivers can expect to see:

  • Smoke as a result of shifting winds
  • Trees that are unstable near burned areas or that have fallen in the road.
  • Fire personnel and helicopters working along and on the road.

Get current information about road conditions

Smoke and air quality

As weather conditions and fire behaviour change, smoke may be visible throughout the park and surrounding area

Air quality and your health

Smoke Forecasts

Closures and restrictions

Fire bans

  • There is currently no fire ban in Wood Buffalo National Park.
  • All campfires must be lit in designated fireplaces at campsites.

What is closed

  • There are no closures in Wood Buffalo National Park.
  • For information related to visitor services facilities, please contact the Visitor Information Centre at 867-872-7960

What is open

  • All facilities, roads and areas of Wood Buffalo National Park remain open.

Nearby wildfires

Territorial and provincial fire information

Northwest Territories



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  • For fire information or media inquiries, call 867-872-7942
  • To report a wildfire, call 867-621-0136 or 867-872-7970
  • For general park information please visit the Fort Smith or Fort Chipewyan Visitor Centres:
    • Fort Smith - 867-872-7960
    • Fort Chipewyan – 780-697-3662