Wildfire Risk Reduction Project 2023-2026- FireSmart work at several facilities in the Lake Louise, Yoho, and Kootenay Field Unit

The Wildfire Risk Reduction Project entails the selective removal, thinning and pruning of trees using fuel management and FireSmart principles to reduce fuel loading within 100m of the following commercial accommodations and Parks Canada facilities: Lodge at Bow Lake (formerly Num Ti Jah Lodge), Hilda Creek Hostel, Lower Ice River Warden Cabin, Helmet Falls Warden Cabin. This project will contribute to the larger wildfire risk reduction strategy developed in the current fire management plan, and upon completion, all sites within the field unit that are exposed to wildfire risk will be part of an active maintenance program with an average return time of 15 years.

Latest update

August 16, 2023 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from July 17 to August 16, 2023 - July 17, 2023


Banff National Park
Telephone: 403-497-4765
Email: noelle.summers@pc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Banff National Park of Canada (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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