Campfires are permitted in certain areas. However, we recommend you use a portable gas stove. It's easier on the environment - and cleaner to cook over!
In the backcountry in Provincial Parks, campfires are only permitted in designated sites. Use only the provided firepits.
In Wildland Parks, campfires are permitted. Use provided firepits or established firerings when available.
Keep your fire small. If using deadfall in a Wildland Park, use only sticks that can be broken by hand. Burn all your wood to ash. Before leaving camp, ensure your fire is out and cold to the touch.
Put Waste in its Place
Use outhouses when available. Where there are no outhouses, bury waste in a cathole. Dig 15-20 centimetres (6-8 inches) deep and at least 50 metres from any water source. Please carry out your toilet paper.
Bathe and wash dishes well away from any water source. Never wash dishes in a stream or lake.
Dispose of soapy ("grey") water in outhouses where provided. Otherwise, pour wash water into a sumphole away from camp and water sources. Then fill the hole with dirt.
When disposing of fish guts (offal), first pierce the air bladder. Then throw the fish guts far out into the lake.
If You Pack it In, Pack it Out ... And Then Some
Pack out all your trash, leftover food and hygiene products. Do not burn your garbage.
If you see litter previously left by others, please pick it up and carry it out.