World famous Helmcken Falls is one of main drawing cards for Wells Gray Park. Due to extreme fire danger, the park was closed to the public as of Sunday morning, July 9. It will re-open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25.

Wells Gray Provincial Park to re-open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday

Forest Service rec sites and trails near Wells Gray Park also to re-open

Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

KAMLOOPS – As a result of recent precipitation, cooler temperatures and a moderate fire danger rating in northern portions of the Kamloops Fire Centre, BC Parks – in consultation with the BC Wildfire Service – will re-open Wells Gray Provincial Park to public use as of 7 a.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, July 25.

The public will once again be able to use North Thompson Park, as well as recreation trails and sites within Wells Gray Provincial Park.

Wildfires are dynamic and circumstances may change quickly. BC Parks and the BC Wildfire Service will continue to assess the situation to help protect public safety. Should the need arise, additional provincial park closures may be enacted throughout the summer.

BC Parks and the BC Wildfire Service ask the public for their continued vigilance in preventing human-caused wildfires and reporting wildfires. To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call *5555 on a cellphone or 1 800 663-5555 toll-free.

A province-wide campfire ban remains in effect across B.C. For details, please visit: www.gov.bc.ca/wildfirebans

For more information about Wells Gray Provincial Park, please visit the BC Parks website at: www.bcparks.ca

For the latest information on wildfire activity, conditions and prohibitions, please visit the BC Wildfire Service website at: www.bcwildfire.ca

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