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Recreation sites and trails in the Eastern Cariboo re-opened for public use

August 24th, 2017, News

From our friends at Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development – see the media release here. 

Due to improving weather conditions and fire suppression, Recreation Sites and Trails BC — in consultation with the BC Wildfire Service — will re-open select recreation sites and recreation trails within the Cariboo Fire Centre at 12 noon on Aug. 25, 2017.

Until further notice, the following recreation sites and trails will remain closed:

  • all sites and trails west of the Fraser River, except for certain sites and trails northwest of Quesnel;
  • all sites and trails south of Highway 24 in the Interlakes area; and
  • all sites and trails within (or accessed through) wildfire closure areas or evacuation order and alert zones.
  • Recreation sites and trails within the declared title lands of the Tsilhqot’in First Nation (Xeni Gwet’in caretaker area) also remain closed.

For a complete list of closed recreation sites and trails, please visit: www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/closures.aspx

Hazards may exist in some locations because of fire damage and because maintenance has not been possible for most of the summer. Visitors are advised to be alert for damaged facilities, fallen trees or other hazards.

Recreation Sites and Trails BC and the BC Wildfire Service are asking the public to remain vigilant and help prevent human-caused wildfires. To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call *5555 on a cellphone or 1 800 663-5555, toll-free.

A campfire ban remains in effect throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre. For details on current open burning prohibitions, please visit: www.gov.bc.ca/wildfirebans

  • For general information about recreation sites and trails, please visit the Recreation Sites and Trails BC website: www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca
  • For information about areas under evacuation orders and alerts, please visit the Cariboo Regional District website: http://www.cariboord.bc.ca/
  • For the latest information on wildfire activity, conditions and prohibitions, please visit the BC Wildfire Service website: www.bcwildfire.ca
  • For information about access to the declared title lands of the Tsilhqot’in First Nation, please visit the Tsilhqot’in National Government website:  www.tsilhqotin.ca/

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