Due to recent rainfall and cooler temperatures — and in consultation with the BC Wildfire Service — BC Parks reopened portions of Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park for public use on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017.
Members of the public will once again be able to use:
- the north core area around Sunshine Meadows, including the Standish viewpoint and access trail, the Rock Isle loop and the Grizzly-Laryx Lake trails
- the south area, including the Upper Simpson Drainage south of Og Lake and the extreme upper portion of the Mitchell River drainage (Cerulean, Sunburst and Elizabeth lakes and trails)
- the Assiniboine Creek drainage
The rest of the Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park remains closed to public access due to wildfire risks. For more information, visit the BC Parks website at: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/mt_assiniboine/
Wildfires are dynamic and circumstances may change quickly. BC Parks and the BC Wildfire Service will continue to assess the wildfire situation to help protect public safety. Should the need arise, additional provincial park closures may be implemented throughout the summer.
BC Parks and the BC Wildfire Service ask the public for their continued vigilance in preventing human-caused wildfires and reporting wildfires. To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call *5555 on a cellphone or 1 800 663-5555 toll-free.
A campfire ban remains in effect throughout most of B.C. For details, please visit: www.gov.bc.ca/wildfirebans
For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit: www.bcwildfire.ca
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