COMOX, B.C. – The Goose Spit Park Summer Beach Fire program is back in full swing.

The popular program began May 1st and runs until Labour Day.

Regulations include:

  • Fires are permitted in the 10 fire rings only. Fires are not permitted outside of the provided fire rings.
  • Beach fires are permitted from May 1 to Labour Day.
  • Park closes and fires need to be out by 11:00 p.m.
  • Contained BBQs and hibachis are permitted.
  • Burn only clean, dry firewood – no burning of driftwood is allowed.
  • Firewood is for sale daily, between 4:30 to 10:00 p.m. from the park steward.
  • Park steward on site from 4:30 to 11:00 p.m.

Watch your step

Visitors are also being reminded by the CVRD that plants grow by the millimetre and die by the foot.

The park protects the very rare Yellow Sand-verbena community of sand dune species. Anyone in the area is asked to avoid trampling over the sand dunes, use the marked trails and paved surfaces to travel from the parking lots to the beach, and to watch for log corrals that mark sensitive plants and animal homes.

Other Beach Fire Opportunities

From Family Day to Thanksgiving, four beach fire rings are available at the Little River ferry terminal, overflow parking lot. People are being asked to help ensure that those using local beaches, with beach fire programs, make good neighbours, and to report unacceptable behavior to the RCMP.

Fires are permitted south of Courtenay in the Royston Seaside Trail BBQ shelter at 3948 Marine Drive and at Joe Walker Park fireplace and fire rings south of Union Bay.