Outdoor burning restrictions

To protect air quality and prevent the spread of fire, open fires are not allowed in the District.

This includes fires on the ground — such as campfires — as well as fires in containers, even those containers commonly sold in local stores.

Open fires may be allowed with a special occasion permit from the Fire Chief, under the condition that these fires do not cause nuisance with smoke or fumes. All specially permitted fires must be under constant supervision with fire extinguisher on site.

With the current fire danger rating, propane barbecues are allowed in District parks and beaches until further notice. No other open flames are allowed at this time. Temporary signs are posted in all DNV parks when complete or partial bans are in place. This ban does not extend to residential properties. 

Outdoor burning rules

Here are the fires you can and can't have:

These fires are permitted at residential properties 

  • burner (natural gas or propane)
  • outdoor gas fire bowl
  • gas barbecue
  • charcoal barbecue 
  • patio heater (natural gas or propane)

*Be sure to review our Fire Bylaw (below) before purchasing any cooking or heating equipment for your home. Some devices are prohibited in the District. 

Currently not permitted in parks or beaches due to dry, hot weather 

  • outdoor gas fire bowl
  • gas barbecue
  • charcoal barbecue 

These open fires are not permitted (minimum $400 fine)

  • beach/park fire *
  • fire pit
  • outdoor pizza oven *
  • chiminea
  • outdoor fire place
  • fire bowl/yard campfire

* unless by permit

Learn more and apply for a permit

To learn more about outdoor burning rules in the District, and get an application form for a permit, review the complete Fire Bylaw (Bylaw #8511).

Download the Fire Bylaw

 

 

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