Parks Canada continues to action the Chetamon wildfire, located approximately 22km north of Jasper townsite. The fire is still less than 3 hectares in size, burning near treeline on rocky, sparsely vegetated slopes. Helicopters continue to suppress this fire while fire crews are installing structure protection in the area. There is no risk to the Jasper townsite at this time.
Parks Canada is closing all park facilities along the Snaring and Celestine Lake Roads, including both Snaring & Snaring Overflow Campgrounds starting at 12noon on Friday, September 2nd. Campers and backcountry users in this area should now be making preparations to leave the area. This closure is happening out of an abundance of caution and to enable Parks Canada fire operations to stage out of the overflow campground area. Visitors planning to camp in these areas should begin making alternate plans.
Backcountry users accessing the Snake Indian River and North Boundary Trails may continue to access this area via Rock Lake Provincial Park, but will not be able to exit the area along the Celestine Lake Road.
Updates will be provided as the situation develops.
Note: Active Jasper National Park restricted activity orders, closures and warnings can be found on the Important Bulletins webpage, located here - https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/jasper/bulletins.