Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility. By being proactive, aware, and prepared, you can help protect yourself, others, and the land from the risk of wildfires. 

YELLOWKNIFE (July 26, 2023) – Due to continued extreme fire danger and weather conditions, fire bans have been put into effect for parks in the North Slave Region prohibiting open fires. 

Effective immediately and until further notice, fire bans are now in place for:

  • Cameron River Crossing Territorial Park
  • Madeline Lake Territorial Park
  • North Arm Territorial Park
  • Pontoon Lake Territorial Park
  • Powder Point Territorial Park
  • Prelude Lake Territorial Park
  • Prosperous Lake Territorial Park
  • Reid Lake Territorial Park

Ongoing fire bans are still in place for:

  • Fred Henne Territorial Park
  • Hidden Lake 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 Park Advisories on the NWT Parks website ( 

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

For more information, please contact:

Drew Williams

Asst. Director, Strategic Communications
Policy Planning Communications and Analysis
Industry, Tourism and Investment
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (867) 445-3739

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