Despite the snow cover, April begins the early fire season in Canada, beginning in the western provinces. Natural Resources Canada has enhanced fire weather information for the public on the internet. The Canadian Wildland Fire Information System (CWFIS) will create daily fire weather and fire behavior maps year-round & hot spot maps throughout the forest fire season, generally between May and September. An interactive GPS based CWFIS map covers all of Canada and can resolve down to a specific provincial region. By toggling <overlays>, a user can choose to display daily fire danger, active fires, fire weather perimeter estimates, M3 hot spots and fire history. Comprehensive background on the CWFIS including additional links to fire weather forecasts is accessible online here.