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.
Although the fire danger has declined due to recent rainfall and cooler, more seasonal temperatures, the public is strongly encouraged to continue exercising caution with any recreational fire. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that burning is done safely, responsibly and following regulations. Before lighting any fire, check with local and provincial government authorities to see if any burning restrictions are in place.
For more information about fire safety, visit campbellriver.ca/fire. Find provincial fire ban information here: gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/prevention/fire-bans-and-restrictions.