BANFF – A fire ban has been issued for Banff National Park.
The park says the move was made because of elevated fire danger in the mountain parks.
A fire ban has been issued for @BanffNP due to elevated fire danger.????Lighting or maintaining fires in these areas is now strictly prohibited.
— Banff National Park (@BanffNP) July 20, 2021
If you’re staycationing in the area, it means no campfires at sites within the park.
Visitors are still allowed to use gas barbecues and lanterns.
You can also still use a portable propane fire pit or any gas-powered patio heaters.
The ban covers the entire national park including all front and backcountry campgrounds and day-use areas and it includes other parks like Yoho and Kootenay National Parks.
If you’re caught breaking the ban, you could be kicked out of the park and fined up to $25,000.