August 31, 2017

Fire Ban Expanded in Saskatchewan Provincial Parks

Due to extreme wildfire hazards, the Ministry of Environment has issued a ban on all open fires for provincial Crown land south of the Churchill River system.

The ban includes the following provincial parks and their surrounding recreation sites:

  • The Battlefords
  • Blackstrap
  • Buffalo Pound
  • Candle Lake
  • Clarence-Steepbank Lakes
  • Crooked Lake
  • Cypress Hills
  • Danielson
  • Douglas
  • Duck Mountain
  • Echo Valley
  • Good Spirit Lake
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Greenwater Lake
  • Katepwa Point
  • Lac La Ronge
  • Makwa Lake
  • Meadow Lake
  • Moose Mountain
  • Narrow Hills
  • Pike Lake
  • Rowan’s Ravine
  • Saskatchewan Landing
  • Wildcat Hill
  • Cannington Manor
  • Cumberland House
  • Fort Carlton
  • Fort Pitt
  • Last Mountain House
  • Steele Narrows
  • St. Victor Petroglyphs
  • Touchwood Hills Post
  • Wood Mountain Post

For a full list of all provincial parks and recreation sites covered by this ban, visit

The provincial parks that are NOT included in the fire ban are Athabasca Sand Dunes and Clearwater River.

For the duration of the ban, no open fires are permitted.  Fireworks are also prohibited.  For cooking and heating purposes, the following items are permitted:

  • Self-contained heating devices
  • Gas barbecues
  • Propane fire pits
  • Charcoal briquettes used in park-provided barbecues and fire pits

The fire ban is effective immediately and will stay in place until conditions improve and the Ministry of Environment rescinds the order.

The fire ban does not affect the day-to-day operations of the parks.  The parks will be open, accepting visitors and are looking forward to a great long weekend.