Effective at noon on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, campfires will once again be
permitted in the North Island-Central Coast Natural Resource District within the Coastal Fire
Campfires will be permitted on Vancouver Island:
North of Robson Bight.
In the Nimpkish Valley.
North of Nordstrom Creek on the Brooks Peninsula, on the outer coast of Vancouver
Campfires will be permitted on the Mainland:
North of Knight Inlet to Princess Royal Island.
Campfires are also allowed in the ͞Fog Zone͟and on Haida Gwaii. The Fog Zone is a band of
land on the west coast of Vancouver Island that͛s two kilometres wide and runs from Owen
Point near Port Renfrew to the eastern boundary of the District of Port Hardy.
A detailed map of the affected areas is available online at: http://bit.ly/1Iq1iLN
The Coastal Fire Centre is lifting the campfire prohibition in these areas due to the amount of
precipitation that was recently received and the forecast for additional precipitation in the
All other types of open fires remain prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre͛s
jurisdictional area, including backyard burning and land-clearing burn piles. Burning barrels,
burning cages, fireworks, firecrackers, tiki torches, sky lanterns and binary exploding targets are
This prohibition does not apply to CSA-rated or ULC-rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane
or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel,
so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.
This prohibition does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has wildfire
prevention bylaws in place and is serviced by a fire department. However, since local
governments may have their own burning regulations in place, always check with them before
lighting any fire of any size.
Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345,