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City of Kamloops Nature Parks and Trails Reopen

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Based on favourable conditions, the City of Kamloops will be reopening all nature parks and nature trails as of 4:00 pm on Thursday, August 24, 2023.

The Kamloops Bike Ranch will also reopen at 4:00 pm on August 24, and the Barnhartvale Landfill and Yard Waste Depot will reopen effective 8:30 am on Friday, August 25.

"Based on forecasted temperatures and recent precipitation leading to a reduction to the fire danger rating in our area, we are comfortable making the decision to reopen nature parks and trails this afternoon,” said Deputy Fire Chief Ryan Cail.

Residents and visitors are invited to enjoy our community's natural spaces but are reminded to stay vigilant and report fires immediately.

Smoking is always prohibited in all City parks and walking trails. Kamloops Fire Rescue reminds residents to use extreme caution with smoking materials in all areas of the city and to only use designated containers to dispose of cigarettes, matches, and other smoking-related materials.

For more information on how to prevent a wildfire and what to do if you spot one, visit