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Wells Gray Park celebrates its 75th Anniversary in 2014!
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Important News & Updates

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August 27, 2014Campfire ban rescinded in Northwest Fire Centre

Effective at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, campfires will once again be allowed throughout the Northwest Fire Centre's jurisdiction.

» Click here for more information about this update.

August 26, 2014Campfire ban will be rescinded throughout the Coastal Fire Centre on Thursday, August 28, at noon.

Effective at noon Pacific Time on Thursday, August 28, campfires will once again be permitted throughout the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction.

The Coastal Fire Centre is rescinding its existing campfire prohibition due to cooler weather in the forecast, which will result in a decreased wildfire risk in the region.

» Click here for more information about this update.

August 21, 2014Campfire ban rescinded in Kamloops Fire Centre

Please be advised the Kamloops Fire Centre is rescinding the campfire /open fire in an outdoor stove prohibition as of 5:00pm today, August 21, 2014. The prohibition against Category 2 and 3 open fires within KFC remains in effect.

» Click here for more information about this update.

August 18, 2014UPDATE: Highway 16 has been reopened.

Highway 16 has been reopened as of Saturday morning. Please check www.drivebc.ca for the most up to date information regarding the closure on Highway 16. 

August 15, 2014Campfire ban rescinded in Southeast Fire Centre

Effective at 4 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, Aug. 15, campfires once again will be permitted throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction.

The current campfire ban is being rescinded due to cooler weather in the forecast and recent precipitation that has resulted in a decreased wildfire risk in the region.

» Click here for more information about this update.

August 15, 2014Forest Fire - Highway 16 Closed In Both Directions

Highway 16 is closed to traffic from 4km east of Topley to 18km west of Burns Lake until further notice, due to forest fire activity.  Please check www.drivebc.ca for the most up to date information regarding the closure on highway 16.  An alternate route is available for all traffic via Colleymount/Morice Forest Service Roads (150km on gravel roads) EXCEPT overwidth, overlength, and overweight loads.

Attached is a map illustrating detour for the highway 16 closure. [pdf]

Visitors with reservations at the following provincial park campgrounds: Lakelse Lake, Tyhee Lake, Prudhomme Lake, Red Bluff, Meziadin Lake, and Kleanza Creek, and are unable to get to the campgrounds due to the highway 16 closure SHOULD:

  1. Cancel their reservations.
  2. Once reservations are cancelled you can apply for a refund by going to the following webpage: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/reserve/dc_refund_guidelines.html
  3. On the above listed page (near bottom of page) click on link called ‘Park conditions that prevent access or cause evacuations’.  This link will take you to an application form to request a refund. 
August 15, 2014Campfires allowed again in part of Coastal Fire Centre

Effective at noon on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, campfires will once again be allowed within the Fraser Fire Zone (most of the Lower Fraser Valley) of the Coastal Fire Centre.

However, a campfire prohibition remains in place for all other areas in the Coastal Fire Centre, except for the coastal "fog zone" and Haida Gwaii.

» Click here for more information about this update.

August 12, 2014Campfire and open fire bans set for part of Northwest

Effective at 4 p.m. on Aug. 12, 2014, campfires and open burning will be prohibited in some areas of the Northwest Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. This prohibition will remain in place until Sept. 15 or until the public is otherwise notified.

» Click here for more information about the campfire ban.

August 5, 2014Campfires to be banned within Southeast Fire Centre

Effective at noon Pacific Time on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, campfires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

» Click here for more information about the campfire ban.

July 31, 2014 Campfire ban: Coastal Fire Centre effective Aug. 1 at noon

Effective at noon Pacific Time on Friday August 1st, 2014, all open burning (including campfires, Category 2 open fires and Category 3 open fires) will be prohibited in all areas of the Coastal Fire Centre except the “fog zone” and Haida Gwaii. For more information please see the individual park pages or our page dedicated to Campfire Bans & Closures.

July 25, 2014Campfire ban rescinded in a portion of the Cariboo

Effective at noon on Friday, July 25, 2014, campfires will once again be permitted in the Cariboo Fire Centre east of the Fraser River. The Cariboo Fire Centre is rescinding its campfire prohibition in this area due to cool and wet weather conditions.

» Click here for more information about this update.

July 23, 2014Campfires temporarily allowed in Coastal Fire Centre

Effective at noon on July 23, 2014, campfires will once again be permitted
throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction. The Coastal Fire Centre is rescinding its campfire prohibition due to forecasted cool and rainy weather conditions.

» Click here for more information about this update.

July 23, 2014Campfire ban rescinded for Clearwater Fire Zone

Effective at 12 noon on July 23, campfires remain prohibited in all areas of the Kamloops Fire Centre except the Clearwater Fire Zone.

» Click here for more information about this update.

July 21, 2014Campfire ban rescinded in Northwest Fire Centre

Effective at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014, campfires will once again be permitted throughout the Northwest Fire Centre's jurisdiction. The Northwest Fire Centre is rescinding its campfire prohibition due to forecasted cool and rainy weather conditions.

» Click here for more information about this update.

July 17, 2014Hey Kids! Please enter our BC Parks Kids Art Contest!

BC Parks wants young artists to create artwork showing their favourite family activity in a park!! Create your original art work, give it to the park operator or mail to BC Parks by September 15, 2014 to be eligible for great BC Parks prizes!

» Click here for more information about the contest.

July 16, 2014Campfire ban starts tomorrow within the Northwest Fire Centre

Effective at 4 pm Pacific Time on July 17, 2014, campfires and open burning will be prohibited in some portions of the Northwest Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

» Click here for more information about the campfire ban.

July 16, 2014Campfire ban starts tomorrow within the Coastal Fire Centre

Effective at noon Pacific Time on July 17, 2014, all open burning (including campfires, Category 2 open fires and Category 3 open fires) will be prohibited in all areas of the Coastal Fire Centre except the “fog zone” and Haida Gwaii.

» Click here for more information about the campfire ban.

July 15, 2014Campfire ban starts tomorrow within the Cariboo Fire Centre

Effective at noon Pacific Time on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, campfires will be prohibited in the Cariboo Fire Centre west of the Fraser River to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

» Click here for more information about the campfire ban.

July 15, 2014Campfire ban starts tomorrow within the Kamloops Fire Centre

Effective at noon Pacific Time on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, all campfires will be prohibited throughout the entire Kamloops Fire Centre. This also includes the use of tiki torches.

» Click here for more information about the campfire ban.

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