Extended warm, dry weather conditions increase the risk of wildfire in our region. And we can expect drier summers as a result of climate change. Here's what you can do:

  • Know the risk. Click the Fire Danger tab on the BC wildfire map to view levels of risk across BC.
  • Stop wildfires before they start. Follow all fire bans and prohibitions. Visit wildfireready.gov.bc.ca and review the information below to help prevent and prepare for wildfires.
  • Stay informed. Go to bcwildfire.ca or download the free mobile app for real-time news and information about prohibitions, and the current wildfire situation.
  • Report wildfires. Call 1.800.663.5555 or *5555 on your cell phone or use the free mobile app.
  • Download the BC Wildfire Service mobile app. The official app is available for free download in the App Store and on Google Play. Features include the ability to report a wildfire, set up "near me" notifications for up to three locations, and access to real-time information about the current situation.
Get Prepared for Wildfire Season

Preparing for Wildfires

Safe Outdoor Recreation 

Everyone should be extra cautious and mindful when enjoying outdoor summer activities. If you are planning to hike, camp or participate in other back country activities, be sure to check the latest information on any travel restrictions and fire bans.

  • Know the fire danger rating before heading out.
  • Make sure your campfire is completely extinguished and the embers are cold before leaving your campsite.
  • Ensure cigarette butts are put out properly in an ashtray and not tossed away carelessly.

Homeowner Preparedness 

If you live in or near a forested area, or in an interface zone, make sure your home is protected by visiting British Columbia FireSmart for Homeowner Tools to help make your home and neighbourhood more wildfire resilient.