Jasper National Park News - September 21

Operational Updates from Jasper National Park

Fire Ban

The fire ban in Jasper National Park, as well as the Municipality of Jasper, has been lifted. Recent precipitation and cooler temperatures have reduced the fire danger to low.

Jasper National Park - Campfire Program
Jasper National Park - Campfire Program
Olivia Robinson - Parks Canada photo
Reminders on how to safely enjoy a campfire in Jasper National Park:
Keep campfires small, and only in designated fire pits or boxes. Fires must be attended to at all times.
Completely extinguish campfires with water. Soak it, stir it, and soak it again until it is cool to the touch before leaving it.
Campers are required to purchase a fire permit before using fire pits in road-accessible campgrounds. Campfires are not permitted during quiet hours (11 p.m. to 7 a.m.).
Campfires are not allowed in some backcountry campgrounds. Check the backcountry camping information or ask at the park visitor centre before setting out on your hike.
Report any wildfires, illegal campfires or suspicious smoke to Parks Canada Dispatch: 780-852-6155.
Remember to dispose of cigarettes in appropriate receptacles.
Jasper National Park has a dedicated web page with links to the most up to date information on wildfires and fire bans in Alberta and British Columbia, air quality, road conditions and how to prepare your family for a wildfire: pc.gc.ca/jasperfireupdate. For wildfire information in other Parks Canada sites, visit: pc.gc.ca/fire-alerts.
Thank you for your cooperation and support throughout this wildfire season.

Mount Cavell Road Closed
Cavell Road will be closed for the season to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians in order to complete the expansion of the parking lot and access road at the Mount Edith Cavell Day Use Area.
These much needed improvements will provide safer access and an improved visitor experience to this iconic destination.
Some Campgrounds Now Closed for Season
Parks Canada has closed Wabasso, Pocohontas, Kerkeslin, Honeymoon Lake, Jonas Creek and Wilcox Campgrounds for the season.  Don't worry if you would like to make a couple more trips to Jasper National Park, Whistlers and Icefields remain open for camping until October 9th and Icefields RV is open until October 30th. Wapiti Campground is open year round.