Overview of parks closed due to extreme wildfire hazard Overview of parks closed due to extreme wildfire hazard

Important BC Wildfire Updates

A number of provincial parks are closed in the areas currently impacted by wildfires, but the vast majority of provincial parks remain open. Please see BC Parks Listed Alphabetically to find a park that's currently open.

Public Reminders:

  • BC Parks Rangers hold legislative authority to act as Peace Officers.
  • British Columbians and visitors are urged to follow the instructions of BC Parks Rangers, BC Wildfire Service officials, Conservation Officers, and other authorized personnel in the area.

Parks closed due to extreme wildfire hazard

Until further notice, for public safety, the parks and protected areas below are closed and shall not be accessed due to extreme wildfire hazard.

Order of the Regional Director
  • Arrowstone Provincial Park
  • Beaver Valley Provincial Park
  • Becher’s Prairie Provincial Park
  • Big Bar Provincial Park
  • Big Basin Provincial Park
  • Big Creek Ecological Reserve
  • Big Creek Provincial Park
  • Bowron Lake Provincial Park
  • Bridge Lake Provincial Park
  • Bull Canyon Provincial Park
  • Canim Beach Provincial Park
  • Cardiff Mountain Ecological Reserve
  • Cariboo Mountains Provincial Park
  • Cariboo Nature Provincial Park
  • Cariboo River Provincial Park
  • Cedar Point Class C Provincial Park
  • Chasm Ecological Reserve
  • Chasm Provincial Park
  • Churn Creek Protected Area
  • Copper Johnny Provincial Park
  • Cottonwood River Provincial Park
  • Crater Lake Provincial Park
  • Dante’s Inferno Provincial Park
  • Doc English Bluff Ecological Reserve
  • Donnely Lake Provincial Park
  • Downing Provincial Park
  • Dragon Mountain Provincial Park
  • Dunn Peak Provincial Park
  • Edge Hills Provincial Park
  • Elephant Hill Provincial Park
  • Eleven Sisters Provincial Park
  • Flat Lakes Provincial Park
  • Fraser River Breaks Provincial Park
  • Green Lake Provincial Park
  • French Bar Provincial Park
  • Homathko River – Tatlayoko Protected Area
  • Horsefly Lake Provincial Park
  • Ilgachuz Range Ecological Reserve
  • Itcha Ilgachuz Provincial Park
  • Junction Sheep Range Provincial Park
  • Kluskoil Lake Provincial Park
  • Lac La Hache Provincial Park
  • Long Creek Provincial Park
  • Marble Range Provincial Park
  • Moose Valley Provincial Park
  • Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park
    (southern portion of the park is still open)
  • Mount Tinsdale Ecological Reserve
  • Narcosli Lake Ecological Reserve
  • Nazko Lake Provincial Park
  • Nuntsi Provincial Park
  • North Thompson River Provincial Park
  • Patterson Lake Provincial Park
  • Pinnacles Provincial Park
  • Puntchesakut Lake Provincial Park
  • Punti Island Provincial Park
  • Quesnel Lake Provincial Park
  • Rainbow / Q’iwentem Provincial Park
  • Redbrush Provincial Park
  • Ruth Lake Provincial Park
  • Schoolhouse Provincial Park
  • Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park
  • Titetown Provincial Park
  • Ts’ilʔos Provincial Park
  • Tweedsmuir Provincial Park South – Backcountry
  • Upper Seymour River Provincial Park
  • Wells Gray Provincial Park
  • Wendle Provincial Park
  • Westwick Lake Ecological Reserve
  • White Pelican Provincial Park
Overview of parks closed due to extreme wildfire hazard

Overview of parks closed due to extreme wildfire hazard

  • The map is intended for representational purposes only of open, closed and partially closed BC Parks due to wildfire. Please continue to check the Parks closed due to extreme wildfire hazard for the most up-to-date information.
  • When traveling to open BC Parks, visitors are encouraged to check Drive BC conditions and events to assess road conditions before traveling as some roads may be impacted by wildfire activity in close proximity to open parks.

Parks re-opened for recreational use

Information for Campers

BC Parks will be honouring Emergency Social Services Referral Forms (vouchers) that are provided by Emergency Reception Centres to evacuees for accommodation. For more information on open emergency reception centres and information on what to do if you are evacuated from your home please visit: What to do if evacuated from your home.


Note for reservation holders

  • Reservations with arrival dates up to and including July 26 for the above listed parks, will be automatically cancelled and refunded through Discover Camping. As or when further closures are confirmed by authorities, additional refunds will be given as required.
  • Reservations for parks not listed as closed, but where the route to get there is inaccessible due to wildfire-related road closures, will be refunded. These customers can contact the call centre at 1-800-689-9025.
  • Customers are encouraged to continue checking www.bcparks.ca for the latest information.
  • Due to the current wildfire situation in select provincial parks, an exception to the Discover Camping refund policy will allow for refunds to be processed due to poor air quality caused by wildfire.
  • If campers wish to cancel their reservations in a park where poor air quality is caused by wildfire, campers can phone the call centre for a refund at 1-800-689-9025.

Note for park visitors

  • The air quality situation will be monitored regularly as air quality is highly transient and unpredictable.
  • Campers are advised to check the Air Quality Health Index (can be found under Important Links below) for the latest air quality information.
  • Stay up-to-date with Recreation Sites and Trails campsite and trail closures
  • Emergency Info BC is British Columbia’s official channel for emergency alerts

Important Links

BC Parks’ Future Strategy

Protecting our Legacy Together

Read the Strategy
More Campsites

More Campsites

$23 million over the next five years to add 1,900 new campsites.

Conservation

Conservation

Hiring more park rangers to enhance conservation.

BC Parks Foundation

BC Parks Foundation

Helping enhance the BC Parks experience.

Buy a Licence Plate

BC Parks Plates

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Important News and Updates

July 11, 2017 BC Parks Smoking Ban

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July 8, 2017 Wells Gray Provincial Park closure to take effect July 9, 2017

In an effort to protect public safety, BC Parks, in co-ordination with the BC Wildfire Service, will close Wells Gray Provincial Park effective 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 9, 2017.

The closure will remain in effect until further notice.

July 5, 2017 Open fires to be prohibited in Coastal Fire Centre

PARKSVILLE – Effective at noon on Thursday, July 6, 2017, all open fires (including campfires) will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the area known as the “Fog Zone”.

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