Fire Ban for Hay River Territorial Park

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — May 26, 2024

Due to fire danger in the region, a fire ban has been put into effect for Hay River Territorial Park prohibiting open fires. The ban, which is in addition to any regional fire bans in place by NWT Fire, is effective immediately and will remain in place until June 7, 2024.

Camp stoves, enclosed barbeques, and propane-fueled cooking and heating devices are permitted for use in NWT Parks, but 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 Park Advisories on the NWT Parks website. You can also follow NWT Parks on X (Twitter) at @NWTParks or Facebook at for updates.

For media requests, please contact:

Melvin Leonard 
Assistant Director, Strategic Communications 
Policy, Planning, Communications and Analysis
Industry, Tourism and Investment
867-767-9202 ext. 63038