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Wildfire guidance for travellers visiting Canada

Wildfire guidance for travellers visiting Canada

Wildfire guidance for travellers visiting Canada

Canada is home to breathtaking landscapes and natural beauty, but during certain times of the year, our country experiences wildfires. These wildfires can impact travel plans so we’re here to offer guidance and provide essential information and safety tips for when you’re visiting or planning to visit areas affected by wildfires in Canada.

Current wildfire conditions

Each of Canada's provinces and territories has its own unique landscapes, and being aware of the wildfire situation in your desired destination helps prepare you for your trip - know before you go. By following the links or visiting the websites provided by each province and territory, you can stay informed about the current wildfire conditions and take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey through Canada's diverse and vast landscapes.

To see the current conditions, view the Natural Resources Canada Fire Weather interactive mapExternal Link Title.


Government of Canada


British Columbia


New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia



Prince Edward Island




Fire safety tips

Stay informed:
  • Monitor local news outlets and weather reports for updates on wildfire conditions in the region you plan to visit. 
Plan ahead:
  • Prior to your trip, research and identify regions that have a low risk of wildfires during your travel dates.
  • Be flexible with your itinerary and have backup plans in case you need to change routes or destinations due to wildfires.
  • Consult with your travel agent, tourist information centres, or park authorities for guidance on safe travel routes and recommended areas to visit. 
Fire bans and restrictions:
  • Observe and adhere to any fire bans, restrictions, or area closures issued by local authorities. These measures are in place to ensure public safety and prevent the spread of wildfires.
  • Avoid lighting fires or using camp stoves in restricted areas, and only use designated fire pits or grills where permitted. 
Respect the environment:
  • Be mindful of your actions and follow responsible travel practices to minimize your impact on the environment.
  • Do not discard cigarette butts or any other flammable materials in natural areas, as they can easily start wildfires.
  • Follow all posted signs and instructions in national parks, provincial parks, or protected areas regarding camping, hiking, or other recreational activities. 

Remember, safety should be your top priority when traveling in areas affected by wildfires. By staying informed, planning ahead with a flexible itinerary, and following safety guidelines, you can enjoy your Canadian adventure while minimizing risks associated with wildfires.