Wildfire Safety
Current Travel Advisories

As Vancouver Island and Western Canada see record breaking spring temperatures, forest fires and wildfires are a major threat to British Columbia’s forests. Visit the provincial government’s Wildfire Service webpage for further information on wildfire activity and prevention and fire restrictions and bans.

Please respect the fire ban in place as of June 8th, 2023, and dial *5555 on your cell to report a wildfire.


Current Vancouver Island North Travel Advisories

From August 21-September 15, Highway 19 will be closed in both directions just North of the Zeballos Junction with a 2.5km detour in place. Please take into account this closure and detour when planning your trip. Learn more at DriveBC here.

Click here to stay up to date with BC Wildfire Service

Port Hardy Wildfire Updates

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