Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Fire Advisory Lifted - Free trail maps

Posted on Mon, Apr 25, 2016


Due to recent widespread precipitation, the Fire Advisory has been lifted for the Rocky Forest Area section of the Forest Protection Area (FPA)

Fire permits will be issued and renewed for burn barrels and small hand piled brush piles. Fire Permits will not be available machine piled brush piles.

Provincial wildfire hazard map


Regardless of the hazard, Albertans are asked to always use caution when recreating.


  • Alberta currently has 24 wildfires: 1 is Being Held, 13 are Under Control, and 10 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
  • Since April 1, Alberta has recorded 233 wildfires that burned a total of 574.97 hectares.

Bighorn geo-referenced maps & trail closures

Alberta's Bighorn Backcountry is an area including more than 5000 square kilometres (1.2 million acres) of public lands east of the Banff and Jasper National Parks.
These geo-referenced maps can be used on your moble device with apps such as Avenza.

There are some trail closures. Learn more

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Barry A. Shellian RPFT
Area Information Coordinator
Rocky Forest Area
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
P 403.845.8351

May the forest be with you