Wildfires in British Columbia


Keep up-to-date about the Government of Canada's response to wildfires in British Columbia.

Canadian Armed Forces

Learn about Operation LENTUS 17-04, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) response to the wildfires in British Columbia.

Forest Fire Maps

Explore forest fire maps and learn about forest fire behaviour, forest fire management, and tools to identify current fire locations and forest fire danger levels across Canada.

Air Quality Health Index

Find the latest local air quality forecasts and information.

Province of British Columbia Wildfires Updates

Keep up-to-date on the provincial wildfire situation.

Red Cross

The Red Cross is supporting the province of British Columbia and local authorities in providing assistance to those affected by the wildfires. All evacuees are encouraged to register with the Red Cross online or by phone.

RCMP in British Columbia

Find most recent RCMP news and updates related to the wildfires in British Columbia.

Service Canada

Service Canada is providing those affected by the wildfires in British Columbia with access to government services, including Employment Insurance.

Flying your drone safely and legally

Flying an unmanned air vehicle (UAV, or drone) in a forest fire or wildfire zone is illegal, extremely hazardous, and can interfere with firefighting aircraft and other emergency personnel. People who attempt to fly drones in these areas can face fines of up to $25,000 and/or jail. Learn about the rules and guidelines for flying a drone safely and legally.

Get Prepared

Get prepared for any kind of emergency. Know the risks, make a plan, and get an emergency kit.

National Emergency Strategic Stockpile

This service, coordinated by the Public Health Agency of Canada, provides evacuation reception centres with emergency supplies to help municipal, provincial and territorial efforts.

Impacts on First Nation communities

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is deeply concerned when wildfire threatens communities and is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of First Nation communities.

Shared Services Canada

Shared Services Canada's (SSC) role during an emergency situation is to provide support for the information technology (IT) infrastructure used by federal organizations to respond quickly to crises and deliver services to Canadians.

Statement from Minister Goodale regarding wildfires in British Columbia

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, made the following statement about the wildfire situation in British Columbia.

Parks Canada

Find the latest information on fire alerts in national parks.

Notice – Wildfires in British Columbia: special measures

Special measures are now in place to support those affected by the wildfires in British Columbia. These measures include expedited processing and free replacement of Canadian citizenship and immigration documents lost, damaged, destroyed, or rendered inaccessible by the wildfires, as well as flexible extension and restoration of temporary resident status, and the waiving of certain requirements for affected visitors, workers and students.

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