Effective at noon Pacific Daylight Time on Thursday, August 04, 2022, campfires will be prohibited throughout the Union Bay Fire Protection Area. This prohibition is being enacted to help reduce wildfire risk and protect public safety.
This prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands within the Union Bay Fire Protection area.
This prohibition will be in place until October 28, 2022, or until the order is rescinded.
With the enactment of this prohibition, no campfires, category 2, or category 3 open fires are allowed within the Union Bay Fire Protection Area. The category 2 and 3 prohibition (which includes backyard and industrial burning) was enacted on July 15, 2022. Also prohibited in all areas of the Union Bay Fire Protection Area are the following activities:
- Sky Lanterns;
- Binary Exploding Targets;
- Burn Barrels or Burn Cages of any size or description; and,
- Air Curtain Burners
The campfire prohibition does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or portable campfire devices that use briquettes, liquid, or gaseous fuel, provided they are CSA or ULC approved, and the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.
A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online: openburningregs_2022update.pdf
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