Campfire Bans & Closures
Page last updated: August 27, 2013
Provincial Parks Affected by Fire Bans and Area Restrictions
BC Parks will provide information about park closures or campfire bans when notified by Ministry of Forests and Range, Wildfire Management Branch.
Updates regarding area restrictions and general information will be posted on this page and notices will be displayed on the web pages of affected Parks and Protected areas.
Provincial park campgrounds that do not allow campfires at any time or have continuous restricted hours for campfires will not display a ban notice. See specific park pages for more details, or see list of Parks affected by campfire bans.
Restrictions, evacuations, and closures of provincial parks in British Columbia may occur at any time due to rapid changes in conditions and circumstances, which can be difficult to predict. Although BC Parks will endeavour to maintain up-to-date information, notices may given without warning. This also pertains to the lifting of restrictions after fire events and or campfire bans.
During times of high fire risk, be prepared. It is recommended that you always bring a portable stove for cooking.
Before you leave consult the Ministry of Forests and Range, Wildfire Management Branch BC Wildfire website, contact the Wildfire Management Branch Wildfire hotline for updates on wildfires.
Remain alert for new information on local radio stations.
Failure to comply with a ban can result in fines and there are heavy penalties for those found to be responsible for starting a wildfire.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to other questions regarding wildfire management on the BC Forest Fire Info website.