Provincial State of Emergency

BC Provincial Government has declared a provincial state of emergency due to active wildfires. Please visit BC Gov News for more information.

All information on BC Parks affected by wildfires can be found on the BC Parks Wildfire Summary page.

For all information related to wildfires in BC, please refer to BC Wildfire Service.

Important News and Updates

August 15, 2018 Provincial state of emergency declared
The British Columbia government has declared a provincial state of emergency to support the province-wide response to the ongoing wildfire situation.
August 11, 2018 Wildfire closes Sasquatch Provincial Park
A forest wildfire burning east of Harrison Hot Springs has prompted the closure of Sasquatch Provincial Park to protect public safety.
August 9, 2018 Wildfire closes Skagit Valley Provincial Park
A forest wildfire burning south of Hope has prompted the closure of Skagit Valley Provincial Park, to protect public safety.
August 7, 2018 Open fires to be prohibited in parts of northeast B.C.
Effective at noon Pacific time on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, all open burning – including campfires, Category 2 open burns and Category 3 open burns – will be prohibited throughout the Omineca region within the Prince George Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.
August 7, 2018 Campfire ban to be implemented in Haida Gwaii
Effective at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, the existing campfire ban in the Coastal Fire Centre will be expanded to include Haida Gwaii.
August 1, 2018 Open burning to be prohibited in Northwest Fire Centre
Due to hot and dry conditions and an increased wildfire risk, the BC Wildfire Service will be prohibiting campfires, Category 2 open burns and Category 3 open burns within the Northwest Fire Centre’s jurisdiction effective at noon on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.
July 30, 2018 Campfire ban scheduled for Cariboo Fire Centre
Effective at noon on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, campfires will be prohibited throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre’s jurisdiction to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.
July 24, 2018 Campfire ban to be implemented in Kamloops Fire Centre
Effective at noon on Thursday, July 26, 2018, campfires will be prohibited throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre’s jurisdiction.
July 24, 2018 Campfires to be prohibited throughout the Southeast
Effective at noon Pacific time on Thursday, July 26, 2018, campfires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre, to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.
July 24, 2018 FrontCounter BC’s online permit application system expands
Applying for renewals, amendments and transfers of existing park-use permits for BC Parks just got easier, with the expansion of FrontCounter BC’s online permit application system.
July 20, 2018 More than 400 new campsites available for 2018 camping season
Visitors to BC Parks and forestry recreation sites have another reason to celebrate Canada’s Parks Day, with the addition of 431 new campsites throughout the province.
July 17, 2018 Campfires to be banned in Coastal Fire Centre
Effective at noon on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, all open burning (including campfires and Category 3 fires) will be prohibited within the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the area known as the fog zone.

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