Effective at noon on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, the recreational fire ban will be lifted for Campbell River, and residents are permitted to have recreational fires, as long as those fires meet bylaw regulations as follows:

  • Recreational fires are for cooking or providing heat and must be:
    • In a permanent outdoor fireplace or fire pit not larger than 60 centimetres (24 inches) in diameter, and designed and constructed to confine the fire, or
    • Within a fully enclosed burner or similar device, and
    • Appropriately supervised with means of extinguishing the fire at hand
  • Beach fires should be below the high-tide line as fires are not allowed on public land, or on private property other than your own.

See the additional resources below for more information.

Always check local and Provincial fire restrictions before lighting any fire. For Provincial fire bans and restrictions, information on campfires, and open burning in BC, visit:


Additional Resources


For more information on Open Burning in the City of Campbell River, visit Open Burning Permits.

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