Wood stove exchange program

The provincial wood stove exchange program changes out old, smoky wood stoves for cleaner heating options including heat pumps, gas or pellet stoves and cleaner burning wood stoves.

The program is offered in communities around the province.

The program provides:

  • Funding to promote the exchange
  • Incentives to replace old wood stoves

It also delivers education to help people operate their wood-burning appliances efficiently.

To learn more, please review:

Results in British Columbia

Approximately 10,000 wood-burning stoves have been replaced by cleaner heating appliances since the program began in 2008.

This is a reduction of approximately 300 tonnes annually of particulate matter released into the air.

There are currently 19 programs being offered in the province, involving several regional districts and municipal partners.

To learn more, please review Wood Stove Exchange Program Evaluation Report (PDF, 5.5MB).

Chart showing the annual and cumulative stove exchanges between 2008 to 2022