Recreational off-road vehicle prohibition rescinded throughout most of B.C. as of 12pm, Wednesday, September 20

Sep 20, 2017
Affected Communities: 
District of Lillooet, Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B

Effective as of 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 20, the prohibition of off-road vehicles on Crown land has been rescinded throughout most of the province, including the Cariboo, Southeast and Kamloops Fire Centres (which includes SLRD Electoral Areas A and B and the District of Lillooet).

The B.C. Wildfire Service and the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development rescinded the prohibition due to cooler weather conditions and recent precipitation. 

Read the full announcement

However, the B.C. Wildfire Service would like to remind the public that some restrictions remain in place, due to large wildfires still burning in some parts of the province. 

Some area restrictions are still in effect for Crown land in the vicinity of large wildfires in the Kamloops, Southeast and Cariboo Fire Centres. You can view a list of restricted areas here.

The off-road vehicle prohibition, closed backcountry access and campfire ban remains in place in the vicinity of these wildfires. 

View a map showing current wildfires

While the campfire restriction has been lifted in the Coastal Fire Centre (including SLRD Electoral Areas C and D, the District of Squamish, Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Village of Pemberton), a campfire restriction remains in place in the Kamloops, Southeast and Cariboo Fire Centres (including SLRD Electoral Areas A and B, and the District of Lillooet). 

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