The City of Grande Prairie is pleased to announce that the Fire and Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) ban within the municipal boundaries has been lifted as of May 26, 2023.

This decision has been made in consideration of improved conditions and recent rainfall, reducing the fire hazard level in the area.

“We would like to emphasize that residents still adhere to certain requirements and precautions to ensure safety,” said Chris Renyk, Grande Prairie Fire Marshall. “We appreciate your cooperation and understanding during the fire ban period, and we urge all residents to continue practicing fire safety and vigilance. By adhering to these guidelines, you help ensure the ongoing protection of our community and surrounding areas.”

It is essential to remain in contact with your insurance providers to verify if any of the allowed devices or activities listed below are approved on your property based on recent events in the province. Please exercise additional caution for all activities and refrain from more hazardous fire activities when the wind increases above 15km/h.

 The following activities are now permitted:

  • The use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) is now permitted.
  • CSA-approved or ULC-certified natural gas, propane, or electric barbeques/ pellet smokers used for cooking are permitted, provided they meet combustible distancing and manufacturer's specifications.
  • Gas fire pits are permitted, provided they meet combustible distancing and manufacturer's specifications.
  • Electric catalytic infrared-style heaters are permitted, ensuring they meet combustible distancing and manufacturer's specifications.
  • All fire permits that were suspended during the ban are now valid and can be utilized.
  • Outdoor fires that were extinguished during the ban can now be safely rekindled.
  • Recreational outdoor fires, torches, displays, and open burns are now allowed.
  • Incinerators/burning barrels are now permitted.
  • Wood fires in engineered facilities in campgrounds are now permitted.

Dispose of all smoking materials in a responsible manner and proper receptacles designed for their disposal. Planters are not an approved receptacle.

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