Posted on: May 25, 2018 | Safety Alerts
The Parks and Protected Spaces Branch at http://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/parks/fire_restriction.html reports the following restrictions as of May 25, 2018:
Due to the extremely dry conditions and high forest fire danger in southern Manitoba, effective immediately, no motorized backcountry travel or remote cottage access unless approved by a travel permit (issued at the discretion of the local Conservation Officer), camping is restricted to developed campgrounds only, and launching and landing boats (including canoes) is restricted to developed shorelines
- In Whiteshell Provincial Park:
- North of the Winnipeg River, campfires will be only be allowed, in approved pits and only in developed areas, between the hours of 8 pm to 8 am.
- South of the Winnipeg River, campfires will be allowed, in approved pits and only in developed areas, at any time. Campgrounds South of the Winnipeg River include: Brereton Lake, Caddy Lake, Dorothy Lake, Falcon Beach, Falcon Lake-Lakeshore, Falcon Lake-Toniata Beach, Nutimik Lake, Opapiskaw, Otter Falls, White Lake and West Hawk.
Further restrictions will be implemented if the fire danger levels continue to increase in this area. For general information on fire restrictions go to http://www.manitoba.ca/wildfire/index.html