The wildfire danger in the Grande Prairie Forest Area is VERY HIGH. Warm weather and windy conditions has increased the wildfire risk in the Grande Prairie Forest Protection Area (FPA). We urge residents and visitors to exercise caution and take steps to prevent wildfires.

Before heading out, please check to determine whether there is a fire advisory, fire restriction or fire ban in effect for your destination. A fire restriction is in effect for the Grande Prairie Forest Area.

  • Under this restriction:
    -Existing fire permits are restricted, suspended or cancelled and no new fire permits will be issued.
    -Safe wood campfires within fire rings in campgrounds are allowed.
    Prohibited on public lands, including backcountry and random camping areas:
    -All outdoor wood fires.
    -Fires fueled exclusively by charcoal briquettes.
    -The use of fireworks and exploding targets.
    Allowed in designated campgrounds on private and public land, designated day use areas and on privately owned land:
    -Safe wood campfires.
    -Backyard fire pits, charcoal briquette barbeques.
    -Propane/ natural gas-powered appliances CSA approved or UL certified.
    Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished.

    If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE.
  • For more information: Fire Restriction Fact Sheet

    The fire restriction will remain in effect until conditions improve.

    Stay informed on fire restrictions and fire bans in your area bay checking

Wildfire information

Since January 1, 2024, 25 wildfires have been reported in the Grande Prairie Forest Area burning 80 hectares. All fires are listed as extinguished, 22 of these were human caused and three remain under investigation.

Information provided by Alberta Wildfire