Effective at noon Pacific Daylight Time on Saturday, September 24, 2022, campfires will be allowed throughout the Union Bay Fire Protection Area.
Other activities which will now be permitted in the Union Bay Fire Protection Area include:
- The use of tiki and similar kinds of torches;
- The use of chimineas; and
- The use of outdoor stoves or other portable campfire apparatus without a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) or Underwriter Laboratories of Canada (ULC) rating.
Although the fire danger has declined in the Union Bay Fire Protection Area due to cooler and more seasonal temperatures, the public is strongly encouraged to continue exercising extreme caution with any campfire. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that burning is done in a safe and responsible manner and in accordance with regulations.
While campfires will be allowed in the Union Bay Fire Protection Area, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires remain prohibited, including the use of fireworks, sky lanterns, burn barrels and burn cages. These restrictions will remain in place until October 28, 2022, or until the order is rescinded.
A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online: openburningregs_2022update.pdf
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