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:

Recreation Sites and Trails B.C. (RSTBC) COVID-19 response

RSTBC is looking forward to welcoming visitors to recreation sites and trails for another summer season.

Recreation site and trail closures

Recreation sites and trails can be closed due to wildfire, flooding, wildlife interactions or COVID-19 restrictions. Public warnings may also be posted.

Motor vehicle prohibitions related to 2021 wildfires

Motor Vehicle Closed Areas have been established in the Thompson, Okanagan and Kootenay Regions

Recreation restrictions

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.

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Wildfire information

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:

Flood information

Find flood updates at the British Columbia River Forecast Centre

Avalanche danger ratings and bulletins

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