Coastal Fire Centre bans and restrictions

View all bans and restrictions for the Coastal Fire Centre, which includes the Lower Mainland, Sea-to-Sky, Vancouver Island, Central Coast and Haida Gwaii areas of B.C. 

Map of B.C. with the Coastal Fire Centre highlighted.

Current Coastal fire bans and restrictions

The following activities and equipment are currently prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre: 

  • Category 3 open fires
  • Category 2 open fires
  • Binary Exploding Targets
  • Burn Barrels or Burn Cages of any size or description
  • Air Curtain Burners   
  • Fireworks
  • Sky lanterns                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

As of Tuesday, September 20,2022 at 12 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)​ the following activities and equipment are no longer prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre.

  • Campfires 
  • Tiki and similar kind of torches
  • Chimineas, outdoor stoves and other portable campfire apparatuses that are not CSA-approved or ULC-approved   

 

   

Map of affected areas

  • Map of Category 2 and 3 open fire prohibition
  • Map of lifted campfire prohibition

  • More information

  • Campfire prohibition lifted for the Coastal Fire Centre Information Bulletin
  • Category 2 and 3 open fire prohibition Information Bulletin
  • Campfire prohibition lifted Information Bulletin at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), on Tuesday, September 20, 2022
  • Campfire prohibition lifted in North Island Central Coast Forest District at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), on Wednesday, September 07, 2022.
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