Fire Ban for Territorial Parks around Yellowknife

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — June 20, 2024

Due to fire danger in the region, a fire ban has been put into effect for Territorial Parks around Yellowknife, prohibiting open fires.

The ban, which is in addition to any regional fire bans in place by NWT Fire, is effective from June 20, 2024 until July 4, 2024 for the following NWT Parks:

  • Fred Henne Territorial Park
  • Yellowknife River Territorial Park

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