Fire Danger Rating


By the direction of the Fire Chief, a campfire ban is in effect for Whistler. No fires or residential campfires are allowed in Whistler at any level of fire danger rating including low and moderate.

Daily Fire Danger Rating

Whistler’s current fire danger rating is updated daily by BC Wildfire Service’s Coastal Fire Centre. NO fires are allowed in Whistler when the fire danger rating is HIGH or EXTREME.

Check the BC Wildfire Service’s Current Fire Danger Rating and forecast.

Note: Whistler is listed as Cheakamus

Friday, May 19: There is Category 2 and Category 3 fire prohibition in place. In addition, the following is currently prohibited:
• Fireworks
• Sky Lanterns
• Burn Barrels or Burn Cages of any size or description
• Binary exploding targets
• Air Curtain Banners

Forecast data is highlighted in BLUE, and the actual data is usually posted mid-afternoon. The actual data may or may not confirm the forecasted data.

Construction activities

To prevent the risk of fires in Whistler, some construction activities are restricted when the Fire Danger Rating is High or Extreme. 

Campfires in Whistler

permit is required for all campfires within the Resort Municipality of Whistler. When the Fire Danger Rating is High or Extreme, no campfires are permitted in Whistler.

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 centimetres and it is used in accordance with the manufacturer recommendations.

Barbecues in parks

When the Fire Danger Rating is High or Extreme, only CSA -rated or ULC-rated propane barbecues are allowed in Whistler parks. 

Residents and visitors are reminded to be very cautious and watchful and report all fires in Whistler immediately by dialing 9-1-1.

Fires outside of Whistler should be reported to the BC Wildfire Service at 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 toll-free on most cell networks.

Wildfire updates

Find Wildfire Status updates (including information on current wildfires, bans and restrictions from the BC Wildfire Service.

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