July 18, 2018
A BC Parks Campfire ban is now in effect in all of E.C. Manning Park. This also includes Smoking Restrictions.
Please note the following, as per BC Wildfire:
“Effective at noon on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, all open burning (including campfires and Category 3 fires) will be prohibited within the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the area known as the fog zone.
These prohibitions do not apply to CSA-rated or ULC-rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.
The following activities are also prohibited:
* open fires that burn woody debris in outdoor stoves
* the use of stoves and other portable campfire apparatuses that are not CSA-approved or ULC-approved”
As per BC Parks,
“-The smoking restriction applies to all areas within a provincial park and protected area except in a designated, front country campsite. Cigarettes and other ignition sources must be extinguished and disposed of within the designated campsite.
-Smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area, however the restriction doesn’t apply to a park visitor’s private motor vehicle or recreational vehicle. Individuals must remain in their private vehicle or recreational vehicle while smoking and dispose of the ignition source within the vehicle. It is not acceptable to smoke outside of those vehicles, except when the vehicle is in a registered campsite or group campsite with a hardened surface.
-The smoking restriction applies to all types of smoking devices that contain an ignition source, whether it’s a flame, spark, mechanical spark, electronic spark or smoke.”
To support the BC Parks campfire ban, as well as our message of “Fresh Air Experiences”, we are moving towards creating a smoke-free environment at Manning Park Resort year-round.
While this helps create a Fresh Air Experience for everyone to enjoy, it also mitigates the risk of fire hazards in our increasingly hot and dry summer.
Designated smoking areas will be identified around Manning Park Resort, where it will be permitted to smoke. This will be a year-round implementation.
Designated areas at the Resort for Summer 2018 include:
-Cordoned off stall in front of Manning Park Lodge, near ‘Camping Info’ kiosk
-The covered pathway area at the back of the Lodge, to the west of the Lodge, towards the cabins.
Cigarette disposal will be available at these locations, and we ask that you use the receptacles provided, and ensure all cigarette butts are extinguished fully.
We kindly request that you do not smoke outside of these areas.
In the wintertime, we are continuing this message by going smoke-free at the ski hill. Designated smoking areas at the Resort will remain in effect year-round.
Thank you for your support in these endeavours!