Vancouverites are asked to be extra vigilant about fire safety while visiting one of the city's crown jewels.
As the region enters the hottest month of the year, Stanley Park's extremely dry condition due to an ongoing looper moth infestation means a greater fire risk.
The advisory comes a month after the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation issued a city-wide ban on fires and barbecues.
The looper moth infestation has affected around 20 per cent of the park's trees and cannot be treated with pesticides without harming other insects within the park ecosystem.
"The looper moth is a native insect that feasts primarily on hemlocks and Douglas firs," the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation says. "Outbreaks typically last around three to four years but warmer environments due to climate change have prolonged their lifespans, allowing them to inflict a more severe impact on local trees."
To keep the fire risk low, campfires, fire pits, and barbecues of any kind are prohibited within Stanley Park.
Smoking is also forbidden in all Vancouver parks and beaches and is subject to a fine of $250.
Hot Vancouver weather this weekend
Sizzling summer weather is in store for Vancouver this weekend.
V.I.A.'s hyper-local weather network Weatherhood calls for temperatures to reach up to 27 C in Stanley Park over the weekend.
The days leading up to Saturday are also expected to be dry with chances of precipitation between zero and two per cent.
Wednesday (Aug. 2) will see the lowest temperatures for the upcoming week at 24 C, climbing to 26 C on Thursday and Friday.
Stanley Park will see a hot 27 C starting Saturday through Monday.