North Frontenac is quite simply Eastern Ontario’s best recreational backcountry experience. Discover breathtaking beauty, witness undisturbed nature, explore timeless terrain and enjoy quiet solitude and tranquility.
North Frontenac Park Lands is a collection of 184 backcountry campsites nestled along the shores of 12 lakes atop the Madawaska highlands and Mississippi Valley watershed.
Carved from the Precambrian granite of the Canadian Shield North Frontenac Park Lands were 2 ½ billion years in the making—residing entirely on crown land it remains one of the most pristine natural environments in the province.
North Frontenac Park Lands—come discover Eastern Ontario’s Backcountry Experience™, just north of Highway 7, 2 hours west of Ottawa, 3 hours east of Toronto.
Take notice of any severe weather notices in the area.
** Fire Ban OFF **
Fire Ban Clarification
The Township of North Frontenac Open Air By-law #48-05 as amended, defines a Fire Ban as follows:
“Fire Ban” means a total fire ban and shall prohibit; burning of debris, burning in an outdoor incinerator, chimineas, fireworks displays, campfires of any type, and charcoal installations. NOTE during a fire ban a BBQ or Hibachis (charcoal installation) may be used provided the installation is used within 100 meters of a permanent structure used as a dwelling that you occupy, or in an organized campground, is at least 2 meters from any flammable material and the ashes and coals produced are completely extinguished and safely disposed of.”
During a Fire Ban, you cannot have an outdoor open air fire. However you may use the following in accordance with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) Outdoor Fire Restrictions, Forest Fire Prevention Act, Ontario Regulation, 207/96 as amended:
GAS or FUEL Stove
1. The stove is at least one metre from any naturally occurring or flammable material.
2. The stove is designed to use a liquid or a gas as fuel.
3. A liquid or gas is used as the fuel.
4. The flame in the stove can be extinguished by closing a fuel control valve or by closing the stove.
Note: “stove” means an approved commercially manufactured portable device used for cooking or warmth.
1. The installation is designed to be used for cooking or warmth.
2. The installation is designed to use commercially produced charcoal as fuel.
3. Commercially produced charcoal is used as the fuel.
4. The installation is being used within 100 metres of a permanent structure used as a dwelling.
5. The person setting the fire is on land that he or she lawfully occupies or has permission to set a fire from the person who lawfully occupies the land.
6. The installation is at least 2 meters from any flammable material.
7. Ashes must be thoroughly extinguished and cold before disposal of ashes.
8. The person setting the fire is in attendance at all times while the fire is going.
Wood Burning Furnaces
1. The furnace is at least five metres from any forest area.
2. The furnace is at least two metres from any flammable materials.
3. The area directly under the stove or furnace is bare rock, mineral soil or other non-combustible material extending at least two metres in all directions from the furnace.
4. The furnace,
i. is designed to be used for cooking or warmth,
ii. is designed to use wood as fuel,
iii. is made entirely of non-combustible materials,
iv. encloses the fire on all sides with solid materials, and
v. has working spark arresting devices for all vents and chimneys.
vi. is a permanent fixture
5. Wood is used as the fuel,
6. The furnace is used within 100 metres of a permanent structure used as a dwelling; and
7. The person setting the fire is on land that he or she lawfully occupies or has permission to set a fire from the person who lawfully occupies the land.
Appliance(s) not listed above are NOT PERMITTED during a Fire Ban.
Your help in preventing a forest fire is greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions you may contact the following Fire Chiefs:
Addington Highlands Chief Casey Cuddy @ 613 336 9780
North Frontenac Assistant Fire Chief Jim Boles @ 613 479 2231 ext. 257
Fire Ban Information Lines
613-336-1851 or 613-479-0399
Kaladar / Barrie, Denbigh & North Frontenac Fire Depts.
When a Burn Ban is ON,
NO burning anytime
Burn Ban Info: (613) 479-0399