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Old 07-07-2015, 03:42 PM   #1
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Leaving for Glacier NP, Banff and Jasper in a week. Is anyone in those areas experiencing any problems with the wildfires? Any reports would be helpful. I see northern states are currently having visibility issues from the smoke.
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Old 07-07-2015, 04:40 PM   #2
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Might be better next week, currently on the Olympic Peninsula it resembles high fog or "June Gloom" but it's actually smoke from fires in BC. I would expect Jasper and Banff to be effected, especially if wind shifts to a more on shore breeze.


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Sure a lot of fires there

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Smoke Forecasts - FireSmoke.ca

Kind of interesting. Maybe helpful. Never used this before but your area looks to be ok at the moment.
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Well......this doesn't look good.
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I am just outside of Banff in Calgary - no fires near Banff or Jasper at the moment. We have had some rain in southern Alberta and no fire bans yet - i.e. can still have campfires.

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Keep a check on this fire website:

Current Wildfire Situation - BC Wildfire Service - Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations - Province of British Columbia

Fire conditions change hourly. Since you have a week to decide, just keep checking for the areas you'll be.
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We were out camping in the west country this weekend, no fire bans, very little smoke.
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Glacier NP and Banff/Jasper are on the east side of the Rockies. Most of the fires are west of Rockies in BC and in northern Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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We just came back from Osoyoos, BC. There were no fires in th Okanagan as of today. We stayed at Nk'Mip RV Resort and it was great. Not too crowded,very clean, large parking spots in the C section and right on the lake
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Good info guys.
Contacted Glacier campground yesterday. They said visibility was limited on Monday but was clear on Tuesday. Banff/Jasper area looks clear for fires but that Smoke Forecast is interesting.
I will keep checking the status/websites. Anymore reports would be appreciated.
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We will also be in Banff next week and Jasper the week after. We have been in Kamloops, BC for the last week and it is very hazy here. There are fire bans in effect in and around Kamloops with very poor air quality.
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TurboLQ9,
That's what I was afraid. Not being able to view mountains and etc. Do you think it's bad enough that it is a deal breaker for a trip? (I do realize that you are currently on the west side of Rockies and Banff/Jasper are on the east)
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This was taken July 5 at the Columbia Ice Field which is about half way between Lake Louise and Jasper.

There is no haze here in Calgary which is only and hour and half from Banff.


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