Campfires and off-road vehicles restricted due to wildfires

Effective on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, the operation of any off-road vehicle for recreational purposes on Crown land will be prohibited throughout the Koocanusa Area. In addition, all on-highway vehicles must remain on defined road surfaces. This step is being taken to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. The operation of any off-road vehicles in these regions during the current wildfire situation creates a potential wildfire risk. Jeeps, trucks and other on-highway vehicles are permitted on designated roads under this prohibition, including forest service roads. However, they are not allowed to go off-road.

A map of the affected areas is available online here.

For more specific details on what this prohibition entails, an FAQ is available here: FAQ: Off-road vehicle restrictions due to wildfires.

A campfire ban remains in effect. For more information visit the BC Wildfire Service website.

Welcome to Koocanusa!

Koocanusa Recreation Strategy

Each year, more than 100,000 people visit the Koocanusa area. On a typical summer weekend, tens of thousands of people are recreating in the Koocanusa.

With so many people enjoying this area, it’s important that we all do our part to keep this place clean, protect sensitive ecosystems, at-risk species, historical sites and cultural heritage, and help reduce the spread of invasive species.

You can play a play a part in conserving by:

With so many people enjoying this area, it’s important that we all do our part to keep this place clean, protect sensitive ecosystems, at-risk species, historical sites and cultural heritage, and help reduce the spread of invasive species.

Contact us for more information.

Enjoy

Koocanusa today.

Conserve

it for tomorrow.

Koocanusa Recreation Steering Committee Partners

Province of BCKtunaxa Nation.Regional District of East Kootenay.Columbia Basin Trust.