Fire information and updates

Mount Revelstoke National Park

Report any wildfires, illegal campfires, or suspicious smoke to Dispatch 877-852-3100.

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Safety is Parks Canada’s number one priority. Fire crews monitor Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks, and surrounding areas, for wildfire starts and are ready to respond. Do your part and stay informed on current fire danger status and park regulations.

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Fire status map

This map shows the locations of fires of note within Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks during wildfire season. Click on the fire icons to learn more about individual fires.


Current update

May 10, 2024

What’s happening?

Parks Canada fire crews continue wildfire risk reduction activities along the lower slopes of Mount Revelstoke to strengthen a section of the Revelstoke Community fuel break that runs through the park. If conditions are favourable this year, prescribed fire will be used to burn off the surface vegetation within the fuel break area. Notice will be provided if the fire management team is able to proceed with this work.

In previous years, fire crews completed forest thinning and pile burning to remove large forest fuels establishing a fuel break between Mount Revelstoke and the City of Revelstoke. The next step to strengthen the fuel break is to remove ground level forest fuels. The most effective way to do this is through prescribed fire.

Prescribed fires are only conducted under specific conditions (e.g. weather, moisture, wind direction, supporting resources, etc.) and will only go forward when the safety of the public, our crews, infrastructure and neighbouring lands can be assured.

Why?

Through safe and effective fire management, we are reducing the risk of wildfire to the public, infrastructure, and neighbouring lands while improving the ecological health of our forests. Reducing forest fuels in this area contributes to wildfire risk reduction actions in and around the City of Revelstoke by completing a section of the community fuel break surrounding the city.

What to expect:

Smoke may occasionally be visible along the lower slopes of Mount Revelstoke over the next several weeks. Visitor safety is of the utmost importance for Parks Canada. Watch for temporary closures and crews working. Trails on the lower slopes of Mount Revelstoke will remain open. For trail conditions visit: pc.gc.ca/revelstoketrails.

Wildfire Preparedness:

Wildfire risk reduction measures like the prescribed fire on the lower slopes of Mount Revelstoke, are used for wildfire mitigation and preparedness. Parks Canada is also ready to respond to wildfire starts with two four-person Initial Attack crews stationed in Revelstoke. The Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks fire management team supports wildfire response both in-park and regionally in collaboration with BC Wildfire Service and the City of Revelstoke.

Based on weather data and fire danger ratings, the fire management team monitors for wildfire starts and has crews ready to respond.

Highly trained fire management personnel, from within the Mount Revelstoke and Glacier fire program and in other park functions, contribute to local wildfire preparedness. Whether as wildland fire fighters or members of a Parks Canada National Incident Management Team, they also support wildfire response within other national parks across Canada, or provincial/territorial wildfire response in partnership with the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre.

Want to know more!?

Report any new wildfires, illegal campfires, or suspicious smoke to Parks Canada Emergency Dispatch at 877-852-3100.

Fire Management Team, Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks

Fireinfo-mrg-infofeu@pc.gc.ca / Tel : 250-683-8201



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