If you plan on heading to the mountains this weekend, be advised that there’s a fire ban in place for Banff National Park. The ban was put in place today to prevent wildfires during a time of elevated fire danger conditions in the park.
The ban covers all areas in the national park, including front and backcountry campgrounds and day use areas.
The fire ban includes all open fires except for the following, provided they are under direct supervision and certified by the Canadian Standards Association (CSAGroup) or Underwriters Laboratories (UL):
•portable propane fire pits
•gas or propane stoves and barbecues designed for cooking or heating
•propane or gas fuelled lanterns (enclosed flame)
•patio heaters (propane, catalytic or infrared/radiant).
Failure to comply may result in the immediate cancellation of the camping permit, eviction from the campground, and violators may be charged under the Canada National Parks Act: maximum penalty.
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