Fire Bans in Effect for South Slave Region

Yellowknife — June 19, 2019
Public Service Announcement

Due to extremely dry forest conditions and the threat of wildfires, the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) has closed the 60th Parallel Territorial Park until further notice.


Fire bans have also been put in place for the following parks effective immediately:


  • Fort Smith/Queen Elizabeth Territorial Park
  • Hay River Territorial Park
  • Little Buffalo Falls Territorial Park
  • Twin Falls Territorial Park


Camp stoves, enclosed BBQs and propane-fueled cooking and heating devices are permitted for use. 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.



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For more Information contact:

Mike Westwick
Communications Officer
Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment
1-867-767-9202 ext. 63039