Fire ban information
Bruce Peninsula National Park
As of 4:00 pm on July 12th, 2023, the fire ban has been lifted in Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park. Remember to practice fire safety to help protect the park and enjoy your visit.
The fire danger rating is listed as MODERATE, which means:
As of 4:00 pm on July 12th, 2023, the fire ban has been lifted in Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park.
Remember to practice fire safety to help protect the park and enjoy your visit.
Frequently asked questions
What is a fire ban?
A fire ban is a legal restriction on certain types of fires to prevent human-caused wildfires.
How does the park decide if a fire ban is needed?
Working with local and regional authorities, fire bans are based on local fire hazards, current and forecasted weather conditions, the amount of moisture in vegetation, the regional wildfire situation, and the availability of responders and equipment.
Current and forecasted conditions are evaluated on a daily basis.
What is fire danger?
Fire danger is an index that tells us how easily a fire could start, how difficult a fire may be to control and how long a fire might burn.
Fire ban status is determined by long term trends rather than daily weather or fire danger.
Why is there a fire ban even though it is cold and rainy?
It takes a lot of rain to restore moisture to deep soil layers, trees, and logs that have dried out. Rain quickly evaporates when followed by warm temperatures and wind. This means fire danger can quickly return to high or extreme.
The regional wildfire situation may be more active. It is important for Parks Canada not to have human-caused fires divert resources from naturally caused ones in other areas.
Where can I have a fire once a fire ban is lifted?
When fires are allowed, they must be in metal fire pits or boxes provided by Parks Canada. Random fires are never allowed.
Be fire safe and follow these rules
- Never leave a flame unattended.
- Do not throw cigarettes on the ground. Put them out and discard in a bin.
- Report any sign of wildfire to Parks Canada Dispatch at 780-852-6155 or call 911.
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