Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, all campfires, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Province of British Columbia.
The following activities are also prohibited:
- The use of sky lanterns
- Burn barrels or burn cages
- Binary exploding targets
- Tiki and similar kinds of torches
- Air curtain burners
- Outdoor stoves or other portable campfire apparatus without a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) or Underwriter Laboratories of Canada (ULC) rating
Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, receive a penalty of up to $10,000 or be fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.
To report a wildfire, call 800-663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone.
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District reminds residents with concerns about campfires or burning violations to call Provincial authorities at 877-952-7277 (RAPP Line) or Number 7277 on the Telus network.