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Starting May 15, 2015, BC Parks Passport holders can choose from over 200 sites in B.C. to visit, including provincial parks and Visitor Centres to have fun and experience new places while collecting stamps/ stickers towards great prizes! Photo: Elk Falls Park
Elk Falls Provincial Park Celebrates its 75th Anniversary this year!

Important News & Updates

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September 1, 2015 Campfire ban rescinded in Kamloops Fire Centre
Effective at noon on Monday, August 31, 2015, campfires are once again permitted throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre’s jurisdiction.
» Please see Wildfire Management’s Media Release.
August 31, 2015 Campfires permitted again in the Southeast Fire Centre
Effective at noon on Monday, August 31, campfires are once again permitted throughout the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction.
» Please see Wildfire Management’s Media Release.
August 28, 2015 Coastal Fire Centre Rescinds Campfire Restriction
Effective noon today, Friday August 28/15, the Coastal Fire Centre is rescinding the Campfire Restriction currently in effect over Southern Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, Pemberton, Squamish and the Fraser Valley.
» Please see Wildfire Management’s Media Release.
August 13, 2015 Evacuation Order in Effect for Kettle River Recreation Area
Due to a wildfire in Kettle River Recreation Area, there is an evacuation order in effect. Kettle River and access to it, is closed. BC Parks will arrange to refund Discover Camping reservation customers affected by this emergency situation.
» Click for more information about current wildfires.
August 13, 2015 Seeking Public Feedback for BC’s South Okanagan
British Columbians are invited to provide feedback on an intentions paper proposing how land might be protected in the South Okanagan. Of three distinct areas in the region, the provincial government is proposing that two of the areas be considered by Parks Canada for inclusion in a South Okanagan National Park Reserve and one area be protected as a conservancy under provincial legislation, the Park Act.
» Click to read and comment on the Intentions Paper.
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» Click to view the News Release.
August 12, 2015 Campfire ban lifted in parts of Coastal Fire Centre
Effective at noon on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, campfires will once again be permitted in the Campbell River Natural Resource District, within the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction.

A detailed map of affected areas is available online at:http://bit.ly/1hwsHBG
» Please see Wildfire Management’s Media Release.
July 28, 2015 Campfire ban lifted in parts of Coastal Fire Centre
Effective at noon on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, campfires will once again be permitted in the North Island-Central Coast Natural Resource District within the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction.

A map of the affected areas is available online at: http://bit.ly/1Iq1iLN
» Please see Wildfire Management’s Media Release.
July 28, 2015 Campfires allowed east of Fraser River in the Cariboo
Effective at noon on Monday, July 27, 2015, campfires will once again be allowed east of the Fraser River within the Cariboo Fire Centre’s jurisdiction. Campfires remain prohibited west of the Fraser River.

A map of the affected areas is available online at: http://bit.ly/1Ob1XSb
» Please see Wildfire Management’s Media Release.
July 21, 2015 Campfire ban to be rescinded in Northern Regions
Effective at noon on Wednesday July 22, 2015, campfires will once again be allowed throughout the Northwest Fire Centre’s jurisdiction and the Prince George Fire Centre’s jurisdiction.

A maps of the areas are available online at http://bit.ly/1HOZecu for Northwest and http://bit.ly/1LAXdWf for Prince George
» Please see Wildfire Management’s Media Release for Northwest.
» Please see Wildfire Management’s Media Release for Prince George.
July 15, 2015 Campfire ban partially rescinded in Coastal Fire Centre
Effective at noon on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, campfires will once again be permitted in Haida Gwaii and the area known as the “Fog Zone” within the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction.

The Coastal Fire Centre is lifting the campfire prohibition in these two areas only, due to the amount of precipitation recently received there and prevailing marine climate conditions, particularly in the “Fog Zone”.

A map of the affected areas is available online at: http://bit.ly/1Ob1XSb
» Please see Wildfire Management’s Media Release.
July 9, 2015 Alaska Highway Information
For those people travelling on the Alaska Highway, please see the BC Wildfire Service webpage for the latest updates.
July 7, 2015 Complete campfire ban in place in Coastal Fire Centre
Effective at noon on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, the existing campfire ban in the Coastal Fire Centre will be expanded to cover all areas within the fire centre’s jurisdiction, including the “Fog Zone,” to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.
» Please see Wildfire Management’s Media Release.
July 3, 2015 Campfires, open fires and fireworks banned throughout B.C.
Effective at noon (Pacific Time) on Friday, July 3, 2015, all open burning, including campfires and fireworks, will be prohibited throughout the majority of the province, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson announced today.

This prohibition will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified.
» Please see Wildfire Management’s Media Release.
June 26, 2015 Campfire bans affecting BC Parks
For information on campfire bans affecting BC Parks, please see provincial parks affected by fire restrictions.
June 6, 2015Electrified sites at Kekuli Bay available for reservation starting June 11th

Due to popular demand, on June 11th 2015 at 7 am, the 4 (# 70-73) electrified campsites at Kekuli Bay Provincial Park will be available for reservations on the Discover Camping reservation website. These small, paved sites offer both 15 amp and 30 amp service.

As part of this enhancement, BC Parks has also modernized the look and feel of the Discover Camping website. Customers will still be able to enjoy the same functionality as usual, but will hopefully appreciate the new colour schemes and pictures.

May 21, 2015Extreme Fire Danger Ratings in the Northeast

The Wildfire Management Branch is encouraging the public to exercise
caution with any recreational activities in the backcountry. Fire conditions in the Prince George Fire Centre remain volatile and new incidents are being reported daily.

» Click here for the most current fire danger rating map.
» Click here for fire ban information.
March 13, 2015REMINDER: Reservations open Sunday, March 15th at 9am PDT

Reservations for frontcountry campsites open on Sunday, March 15th, which means campers can start making reservations for up to 3 months in advance of their arrival date, starting at 9am PDT.

Discover Camping’s interactive system allows visitors to view availability, layout and campsite amenities and then book front country sites up to 3 months in advance. Need some tips on how to reserve?

» For the top 10 tips for making reservations, click here.
March 6, 2015BC Parks Invites Public Comments on a DRAFT Ski Resort Policy for the 3 Ski Resorts in Provincial Parks.

BC Parks is developing a policy for the three ski resorts within provincial parks at Cypress, Mount Seymour and EC Manning Parks and is interested in your views.

» Please visit the webpage to provide your input.

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