Alerts, closures and warnings
Before leaving on your trip, check for alerts, closures or warnings that may affect your visit to a recreation site or recreation trail.
On this page:
- RSTBC COVID-19 response
- Recreation site and trail closures
- Motor vehicle prohibitions related to 2021 wildfires
- Recreation restrictions
- Road conditions
- Wildfire information
- Flood information
- Avalanche danger ratings and bulletins
RSTBC is looking forward to welcoming visitors to recreation sites and trails for another summer season.
- Learn more about the RSTBC COVID-19 response
Recreation sites and trails can be closed due to wildfire, flooding, wildlife interactions or COVID-19 restrictions. Public warnings may also be posted.
- Check the list for current site and trail closures and warnings arranged by community.
Motor Vehicle Closed Areas have been established in the Thompson, Okanagan and Kootenay Regions.
- Read media release "Backcountry road closures to aid wildfire recovery"
- Learn more about motor vehicle restrictions related to 2021 wildfires
Recreation Orders restrict or prohibit recreation use on Crown land.
Learn more about Recreation Orders
Review these recent Recreation Orders:
Kp'itl'els/Brilliant Flats restricted motorized use
Motorized recreation use and motorized access, including the use of off-road vehicles, is prohibited on the kp’itl’els/Brilliant Flats area as of March 12, 2021. Learn more by reading the media release.
The Koocanusa Recreation Strategy Area restricted recreation use
Camping and motorized recreation (including the use of off-road vehicles) is restricted throughout the entire Koocanusa Recreation Strategy area. Learn more by reading the media release.
- Check current highway road conditions. Visit DriveBC
- Resource roads are not built or maintained to the same standards as public highways. Learn more about Resource (Forest Service) road conditions
The BC Wildfire Service implements fire restrictions and manages wildfire response.
Check fire bans and restrictions, including campfire bans, before lighting your fire.
Remember to bring a portable stove for cooking when wildfire risk is high or campfires are banned.
Learn more about wildfires:
Find flood updates at the British Columbia River Forecast Centre
Safety begins with you. Get trained in avalanche safety, plan your trip, check for warnings and carry the right gear.
- Visit Avalanche Canada for provincial bulletins and avalanche danger ratings