Fire Ban in Effect for Fred Henne and Yellowknife River territorial parks

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — May 19, 2023

Due to current weather conditions the City of Yellowknife has implemented a fire ban on open air fires within municipal boundaries. Effective immediately and until further notice, a fire ban is now also in place for the Fred Henne and Yellowknife River territorial parks.

Camp stoves, enclosed BBQs and propane-fueled cooking and heating devices are permitted for use in NWT Parks. They must be placed within regulation fire pits and should not emit a flame more than 0.5 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres in height.

Information about fire bans and territorial park closures can be found under alerts on the  NWT Parks website.

You can also follow NWT Parks on twitter at @NWTParks or Facebook at for updates.


For media requests, please contact:

Drew Williams

Asst. Director, Strategic Communications

Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment

Government of the Northwest Territories

(867) 445-3739