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Ensure your campfire is no larger than 0.5 x 0.5 metres. Small campfires reduce the risk of wildfire.
Be prepared to extinguish your campfire. Keep a firefighting hand tool, such as a shovel, or at least 8 litres of water nearby.
Ensure your campfire is fully extinguished before leaving your site. Ashes must be cool to touch.
Never leave your campfire unattended!
Campfire Bans & Closures
- Provincial Parks Affected by Campfire Bans
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 the list of parks affected by campfire bans.
- Provincial Parks or Park Areas Closed Due to Wildfire
If provincial parks or areas of parks are closed to public access due to wildfires, information will be provided on the specific park pages. In addition, here is a list of parks or park areas closed to public access due to wildfire:
- No parks or park areas are currently closed to public access due to wildfire.
- Be Prepared
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.
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.