A Fire Ban has been issued for the Town of Canmore due to an extreme fire hazard.
Under this ban, all existing fire permits are suspended and no new fire permits will be issued until further notice.
· All fires whether in a residential area or campground
· Charcoal briquettes, turkey fryers & tiki torches
· Fireworks and exploding targets
· Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
· Portable propane fire pits that are CSA approved
or UL certified
· Catalytic or infrared-style heaters
Town of Canmore Fire Bylaw Section 6.2 states that a fire ban shall be in effect from the time it is issued until such a time as the fire chief gives notice to the public that it has been lifted. If you fail to comply with the fire ban, you could be subject to a $2000 fine. The fire bylaw can be found here:
Regularly updated information on the Verdant Creek wildfire can be found on the Parks Canada website here:
This fire is currently not a threat to local communities. Parks Canada’s first priority is the safety of the public, fire crews, park infrastructure, and neighbouring lands.
The Town of Canmore is closely monitoring the wildfire and has a comprehensive emergency plan in place. If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE.