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Old 01-23-2016, 11:19 PM   #43
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I cant recall ever see'ing a campfire fee in a Provincial campground.
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Yes, we encountered the campfire fee while in Jasper. We elected not to have a fire.
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Thanx for the heads up on The campfire "fee". Camping in the state parks of Ohio, PA. VT. WV. KY NY....I would never even think that would ever be introduced as a revenue source.

We Midwestern'ers like our campfires. Also dump station fees...
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The campfire fee includes all the firewood you can burn and the dump fees only apply if you are not a registered guest in the campground.
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The campfire fee includes all the firewood you can burn
Then that kind of explains why in a YouTube video thru Jasper's Whistlers Campground there were big piles of split firewood right in the open. I just thought they were just being nice to the campers.
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You can't bring your own wood into Jasper or for the majority of parks anymore.
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You can bring firewood into Jasper and Banff National parks as long as it is Alberta firewood.

You cannot bring firewood (or any untreated wood) from Canada to the US or from the US to Canada.

You shouldn’t transport firewood across provincial boundaries, proper firewood etiquette requires "you burn it where you buy it".

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A lot of the firewood supplied in the parks is pine beetle deadfall...
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You can bring firewood into Jasper and Banff National parks as long as it is Alberta firewood.
O.K.....gotta ask....How do they know it's Alberta firewood? Does it look different from B.C. firewood?
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O.K.....gotta ask....How do they know it's Alberta firewood? Does it look different from B.C. firewood?
Hello twogypsies,

I have never had anyone ask where my firewood comes from. Athough they do have boat inspection stations at some provincial borders. Inspections for clean bilges and aquatic plants.

Although I wouldn't try to enter the US and bring my own...

Here is a quote from US customs and border protection.

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/det...a-camping-trip

"All hardwood firewood must be accompanied by a treatment certificate or an attached commercial treatment label declaring that the firewood was heat treated at 60 C (minimal core temperature) for 60 minutes and an inspection free from pest.

Softwood (such as spruce, pine, fir, etc.) firewood (non-commercial) must be accompanied by a treatment certificate or attached commercial treatment label declaring that the firewood was heat treated at 56 C (minimal core temperature) for 30 minutes and an inspection free from pest.”
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Don't plan to bring any firewood over the border. Call me a "cheap ass" but I have as of yet ever bought firewood. Take a dash in the woods near by and gather some up and burn it. No big deal.

Are there "check points" between Canadian Provinces?

I know no: eggs, meat (fresh), chicken (fresh), fruit or veggies over borders.
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Haha I have never bought any firewood either.

However, gathering firewood in Banff or Jasper or a place like Fort Wilderness is probably out of the question.

Oh, half a bin of firewood in Ft Wilderness is $25.00

No checkpoints between provinces other than boats coming into Alberta. We donít want Zebra mussels from the east or Eurasian milfoil from the west.
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Don't plan to bring any firewood over the border. Call me a "cheap ass" but I have as of yet ever bought firewood. Take a dash in the woods near by and gather some up and burn it. No big deal.

Are there "check points" between Canadian Provinces?

I know no: eggs, meat (fresh), chicken (fresh), fruit or veggies over borders.
If you have ever burned firewood that was provided in a park you have paid for it. Sorry but it is like the hydro and the 'free' showers - included in the price. Running into the woods just makes it more profitable for them.

Charging separately just makes you more aware of the cost as well as fueling the "green machine". Reduces the amount of smoke pollution.
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However, gathering firewood in Banff or Jasper or a place like Fort Wilderness is probably out of the question.
Just find a pull-off or picnic area close by and gather up a bunch of dried / dead tree branches and logs and throw them in the back of the truck. Never a problem...

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If you have ever burned firewood that was provided in a park you have paid for it. Sorry but it is like the hydro and the 'free' showers - included in the price. Running into the woods just makes it more profitable for them.
25 years of camping and have never run into a situation where there was firewood for the taking at the campground. So that was new to me, and the fact you had to "pay" to have a campfire. Very strange....
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For those planning to travel to Alaska through Banff and Jasper NP's, this warning was just issued for travelers wanting to stay in Banff Tunnel Mountain II Campground.

Camping at Banff National Park (Alberta) will be a little tighter this spring and summer. Tunnel Mountain Village II will be closed while utility work is done. This means 188 sites out of 788 sites through the entire Tunnel Mountain project will be shut down. Protection Mountain Campground along the Bow Valley Parkway will also close down for roadwork.

I would strongly suggest that you make reservations in this case if planning to spend any time in the Banff area.

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