Backyard Burning



Effective noon Thursday, May 30, 2019, and until further notice Category 2 open fires are banned, THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE CAMPFIRES. This restriction order covers all the Extension and District Fire Department protection area to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

Specifically, Category 2 open fire prohibition applies to:

  • The burning of any material (piled or unpiled) smaller than 2 metres in height and 3 metres in width.
  • The burning of stubble or grass fires over an area less than 2000 sq. Metres
  • The use of fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description.
  • The use of binary exploding targets e.g. Rifle Target Practice

This order DOES NOT prohibit campfires that are a 0.5M high by 0.5M wide or smaller or apply to cook stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes

To report a wildfire or unattended campfire call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on your cell.

To report illegal backyard burning please call 24hrs: 250-755-4569

RDN BYLAW No. 1028