Given the wildfire danger, ash and smoky conditions in communities, and on highways in B.C., do not travel to fire-affected areas for non-essential reasons. Always check DriveBC to see any impacts to routes or highways. It’s important to ensure that people in fire-affected communities are able to evacuate if necessary, and access the supports they need.

Highway and road closures

For information about road closures, major events and transportation delays visit DriveBC or follow @DriveBC on Twitter. Wildfires are also impacting many side roads in the northern BC and southern interior; find current emergency highway advisories and resources on the TranBC website and follow @TranBC.

Remember, be sure to pack extra snacks and water for your road trip, just in case you get delayed or have to take a detour.

BC Parks and outdoor recreation

Visit the BC Parks website for a list of campground and park closures. If visitors have questions about their upcoming or current reservations at the park, they can contact Discover Camping at 1 800 689-9025 between 7 am – 7 pm daily.

Before visiting BC’s more rustic campsites and recreational trails, check Recreation Sites and Trails BC for current alerts, closures and warnings.

BC Wildfire Service may put forest use restrictions in place to protect the public in areas with ongoing fire suppression activities, so be sure to check their listing before you head out.

Tourism and visitor information

Visitor Centres around the province can provide helpful trip planning information and have up-to-date details for all travelers. They can help you adjust your travel plans if needed. For a list of centres, please visit Hello BC.

Only specific areas of BC are currently affected by closures due to wildfire and many areas are still open and ready to receive visitors.