View our auto-updating wildfire tracker for the latest information on British Columbia wildfires.
Here is the latest information on the wildfires burning in British Columbia.
The information on this page is updated regularly and includes a map of all current wildfires, air quality information, featured wildfires, current fire bans, and important contacts and resources.
Bookmark this page and check back periodically for more updates.
Wildfire Map: 2022
Below is Postmedia’s BC wildfire map for the current 2022 season. Zoom in and out on the map and hover over a point to get more information about a specific wildfire.
Current fire bans and restrictions
Graphic courtesy of the BC Forest Fire Service.
For details on fire prohibitions and restrictions and specific definitions of prohibited fire types, visit the BCWS website here.
Air Quality: Vancouver
Here are some terms and definitions used by the BC Wildfire Service to describe wildfires.
• Contents: A control line around the fire and associated hotspots has been completed and the fire is expected to stop spreading.
• Control line: A constructed or natural barrier around a fire that has been treated with retardant or water that is used to control or contain a fire.
• Remnant Fire: A fire that goes undetected or remains dormant for some time after it is first started, such as a fire caused by lightning.
• Initial attack: The initial action taken by the first firefighting personnel to arrive on the scene in hopes of stopping the spread of a fire.
• Fire interface: A fire that has the potential to burn buildings and forest fuel or vegetation simultaneously.
• cleaning: Extinguish a fire after having controlled it.
• fire point: A fire that is less than 10 meters by 10 meters in area.
For more terms, visit the The BC Wildfire Service glossary here.
Updates and alerts
• Current situation of forest fires: www.bcwildfire.ca
• Emergency news, evacuation orders and alerts: www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca
• Air quality advisories: www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/bcairquality/data/aqhi-table.html
• Weather alerts: www.weather.gc.ca/warnings
• BC Hydro Outage Updates: www.bchydro.com/safety-outages.html
• Fortis BC outage updates: outages.fortisbc.com/Outages/Home/OutageMap
• Travel advisories: www.tranbc.ca
• Fire Hazard Ratings: www2.gov.bc.ca
Information and what to do
• Information for residents/evacuees affected by wildfires: www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca
• Evacuee Registry: online at ess.gov.bc.ca or call 1-800-585-9559
• Preparedness for forest fires: www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/home/wildfire-preparedness
• What to do if there is an evacuation order or alert
• Glossary of BC Wildfire Management Terms: www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/about-bcws/glossary
• Red Cross Family Reunification Hotline: 1-800-863-6582
how to support
• Donate to the Red Cross: www.redcross.ca or by calling 1-800-418-1111