Wildfire Prevention Tips
Wildfire Conditions & Campfire Bans
British Columbia implements certain fire bans and restrictions when there are significant risks to its population and environment. There are three categories of fires that can be affected by restrictions: open fires, campfires and forest use.
Before you embark on a trip you can check on any fire bans and restrictions in effect across the province. Such restrictions do not include areas which are within the boundaries of local government and subject to their bylaws – verify local policies before starting any fire. Note that in some wildlife management areas and conservation lands in BC campfires are never allowed.
BC Parks has a general information webpage on ...
Tracking Air Quality of Wildfire Smoke & Other Irritants
The air we breathe is so important. In fact, getting fresh air is one of the main reasons people go camping and RVing. Before you head out you may want to look into the air quality at your destination.
Wildfires, especially in the summer, are the main reason for reduced air quality in British Columbia but are not the only irritants that can effect air quality.
Here are some helpful websites from which you can check on this across the province.
The British Columbia government has a helpful webpage for current air quality data that allows users to search by geographic ‘Air Zone’, weather station name or via an interactive map.
The government also has a webpage specific to the ...
Wildfire Safety & Prevention Tips
The Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) defines a wildfire as “any natural caused or unplanned human-caused fire that is burning in and consumes natural fuels: forest, brush, tundra, grass, etc”.
BC Parks has a webpage dedicated to the causes of wildfires and states that “the most important factor of person-caused fires is that they are preventable”.EMERGENCY PREP
Upon arrival at a campsite make sure you verify the nearest evacuation route and map out how you will get there. (Often campgrounds only have one road in and out.) Confirm if the RV park/campground ...