Campfire Safety

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!

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Campfire Bans & Safety

Current BC Fire Bans

Provincial parks affected by campfire bans
Campfire ban notice

BC Parks will provide information about campfire bans when notified by the BC Wildfire Service. Notices will be displayed on the web pages of affected Parks and Protected areas.

Be prepared

Campfire restrictions in BC 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 be given without warning. This also pertains to the lifting of restrictions.

Before you visit a park, check the park's webpage, consult the BC Wildfire Service Website, or contact the Wildfire Information Line for updates.

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.

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 and social media channels.

More information

For questions about campfire bans, contact the BC Wildfire Service.