There is a restriction prohibiting open fires on private land, as well as backcountry and non-designated camping sites in parts of southern Alberta.
It is in effect in the Calgary Forest Area, extending south of Highway 32 along the mountains and foothills to the northern boundary of Waterton Lakes National Park.
Campfires within campgrounds in designated areas are still permitted. Gas or propane stoves/barbecues and portable propane fire pits are also allowed.
If you ignore the rules, you may be subject to a $287 fine and responsible for the costs of fighting the fire.
For more information, visit albertafirebans.ca.