Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park Closed to Inbound Traffic Effective Immediately.

July 23, 2017
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING WILDFIRES BURNING IN ASSINIBOINE PROVINCIAL PARK

July 23, 2017: In an effort to protect public safety, BC Parks, in co-ordination with the BC Wildfire Service, will close Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park to inbound traffic effective immediately.

The closure will remain in effect until further notice.

BC Wildfire Service resources are actively engaged with a 4,126-hecatre wildfire burning in Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park and, to ensure the safety of the public, this closure is necessary. Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park is a high-alpine backcountry park accessible only by hiking trails, which would make an evacuation of the area difficult if it were needed. This proactive measure will enable a safe and orderly exit of the public from the area.

For more information about the closure, please visit the BC Parks website: www.bcparks.ca

 

 

 

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