Fire Ban for Yellowknife Parks

Yellowknife — June 19, 2020
Public Service Announcement

Due to very dry conditions with no forecasted rain through the weekend and into next week, the City of Yellowknife has implemented a fire ban on open air fires within the City’s municipal boundaries. The ban prohibits open fires, including the use of approved fire pits.

Effective immediately and until further notice, a fire ban is now also in place for:

•              Fred Henne Territorial Park

•              Yellowknife River Territorial Park


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 Industry, Tourism and Investment’s NWT Parks website.

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


For more information:


Drew Williams

Industry, Tourism and Investment

Government of the Northwest Territories


Tel: (867) 445-3739