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NEW ALBERTA FIRE BANS BETA SITE LAUNCHED

A new beta site has been launched to better relay details of the province-wide fire ban and municipal bans across the province. Visit the new site at: beta.albertafirebans.ca

The fire ban for northeastern Alberta has been amended to the following:

A fire ban is in effect for portions of northeastern Alberta. The fire ban applies to Alberta’s Forest Protection Area in the Fort McMurray Forest Area and northern portions of the Lac La Biche Forest Area and all counties, municipal districts and special areas, as well as provincial parks and recreation areas. The fire ban does not apply to cities, towns, villages, summer villages, or federal lands, such as national parks. NOTE: A county or municipal district may decide to add additional restrictions – please check your local area.

Prohibited

  • All open fires, including wood campfires, charcoal briquette fires, turkey fryers, and tiki torches
  • The use of incendiary targets

Allowed

  • Gas or propane stoves/barbeques and portable propane fire pits that are CSA approved and UL certified
  • Portable propane fire pits and gas or propane stoves and barbeques designed for cooking or heating are allowed.
  • Propane barbeques and stoves
  • Catalytic or infrared style heaters

Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Restriction

Recreational use of off-highway vehicles (OHV) is restricted on all public lands and provincial parks within portions of northeastern Alberta, including designated OHV trails. The restriction does not apply to agriculture, public safety, commercial/industrial or Indigenous peoples when exercising a right recognized and affirmed under Part II of the Constitution Act, 1982 or a right under section 12 of the Natural Resources Transfer Agreement. The restriction will remain in effect until further notice.

For more information, call 1-866-394-3473.