Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area - June 17, 2021

Posted on Thu, Jun 17, 2021


The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is now  HIGH.  


Wildfire Situation

Since March 1, 2021 there have been 49 wildfires burning nearly 63 hectares in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit


During warm weather months the risk of wildfire is high. Do not ride an off-highway vehicle in areas that have lots of grass and dry vegetation. Fire direction, intensity, and speed can change in an instant. Always be mindful of the weather and fire danger conditions when in the forest. If  you see smoke or fire in the forest, please call 310-FIRE.

OHV Hot Spots

Fire Permits

During wildfire season, you are required to have a fire permit if you plan on burning in the Forest Protection Area (FPA), with the exception of a campfire. To request your fire permit, contact the local forest area. Do not burn during windy conditions. Anyone living outside the FPA can contact their municipality for information about local fire permit requirements.

  • County West / Grovedale - (780) 814-1648 

  • Spirit River – (780) 814-1983 

  • Valleyview – (780) 524-6576

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For more information:

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

(780) 832 7235

Phone: 1-866-394-3473

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