Fire Rescue

The Whistler Fire Rescue Service (WFRS) is dedicated to promoting fire and life safety throughout the resort community, as well as effectively mitigating problems when they occur.

Forest Fire Hazard EXTREME

As of Sunday, July 23, there is a Campfire Ban in Whistler until further notice. NO fires allowed at any level of fire danger rating.  Effective August 16, all high-risk construction activity in the interface area (within 10 m of the forest) shall cease.  All other work shall maintain a minimum 2-hour fire watch after construction ceases.

Refer to 2017 Campfire Ban for more details.  

PROPANE BBQS:  ONLY propane barbecues are allowed in the parks.  

PROPANE CAMPFIRES:  A CSA-rated or ULC-rated portable campfire apparatus that uses propane fuel is allowed in Whistler, so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 cm and it is used in accordance with the manufacturer recommendations.  

Refer to 2017 Fire Danger Info Sheet.

Find out more about the Fire Danger Rating. For 2017, Whistler's fire danger rating is listed as "Cheakamus".  

Information about the current wildfire situation in British Columbia can be found on at BC Wildfire.  Details about smoke forecasts are at BC Smoke Forecasts and about air quaility are at BC Air Quality.

Please also refer to our 2017 Summer Wildfire Info Sheet.


Wildfire prevention
Fire Danger Rating and Prevention

Campfires are not permitted in Whistler when the forest fire hazard rating is HIGH or EXTREME. Permits are require for campfires or garden debris burning.

RMOW FireSmart assessment. Photo credit: Mike Crane
FireSmart and Fire Prevention

There are many ways to protect your property, home and the Whistler community against the ignition and spread of fires.

Whistler Fire Rescue Service. Photo credit: Mike Crane
About Whistler Fire Rescue Service

Whistler Fire Rescue Service focuses on education, prevention, and effective emergency response.

Whistler Fire Rescue Service photo credit: Mike Crane
Fire Permits and Regulations

More often than not, the best way to prevent a fire is to stop it from starting. Whistler has fire regulations to keep the community fire-free.

BC Wildfire forest fire
Report Fires

Report all fires in Whistler immediately by dialing 9-1-1.

Report fires outside of Whistler to the BC Wildfire Service at 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 toll-free on most cell networks.


For emergencies, dial 911.

Non-emergency contact:
Whistler Fire Rescue Service
4325 Blackcomb Way
Office hours Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



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