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Level 2 Fire Ban in Effect

Even though there is some rain in the forecast, it is not enough to lift the ban. There will need to be at least four days of continuous rain in order to lift the ban.


$500 as per Burn By-Law 81-2016 Schedule A Item 14
$110 Surcharge - Provincial Offences Act
$5 Court fee - Provincial Offences Act

$615 TOTAL Part one ticket fine

In the event Fire Department personnel and vehicles are dispatched for the purpose of extinguishing an open air fire, further penalties (cost recovery) as established by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario will be charged. Currently $477/apparatus per hour plus firefighter wages.

While a Level Two (2) fire ban is in effect, no person shall at any time set, maintain, or allow any open air fire of any kind other than:

  • enclosed barbeques fueled by propane or charcoal
  • outdoor furnaces

All Fire Permits are suspended; no new Fire Permits may be issued

NO campfires, fireworks, chimineas, chinese lanterns, ban busters, any open flame


Greater Madawaska Township, located in the Ottawa Valley, is the most picturesque and diverse tourist destination area in Eastern Ontario, offering opportunities for four seasons of outdoor adventure: alpine skiing to snowmobiling, flat water canoeing to fishing, championship golf to rock climbing, from mountain biking to ATVing. The options limited only by your energy and sense of adventure.

If relaxing is your preference, the sheer beauty of our natural landscapes is a joy to experience. Take a leisurely drive on the myriad of country roads, curl up with a book by the river, enjoy a picnic in one of our waterside parks, listen for the call of the loon, enjoy starry nights and reconnect with Mother Nature! Celebrate the end of an exciting day in one of our local restaurants or pubs, enjoying fine cuisine to simple home cooked food.

Be Careful! Our wealth of beauty, combined with an abundance of warmth and hospitality, inherent to the "Valley", just may convince you to make Greater Madawaska your country home.

Welcome! Enjoy! Take part in our adventure!

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