Wildfires in Manitoba and Ontario just east of Nopiming Provincial Park have forced the closure of two areas in Manitoba used by canoeists, backcountry travellers and campers.
The Parks Branch of Manitoba Sustainable Development closed the two areas as a precaution on Sunday.
- The Bloodvein River recreational canoeing and access corridor area in Atikaki Provincial Park.
- The Bird River-Elbow Lake Canoe Route and 19 designated water route campsites in Nopiming Provincial Park.
A wildfire in Manitoba around the area of the Gammon River poses a potential risk to backcountry canoers and those citizens accessing the Bloodvein River Corridor in Atikaki Provincial Park, from the Ontario Border to Kautunigan Lake.
A wildfire in Ontario just east of Nopiming Provincial Park poses a potential risk to backcountry access east of Bird Lake.
The closures are in place until further notice and the fire risk has ended.