Open Burning

Open Fire Prohibitions

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Thursday, April 16, 2020, most open burning activities will be prohibited throughout British Columbia to reduce the likelihood of human-caused wildfires.


The following activities are prohibited in the Courtenay Fire Protection District, Merville Fire Protection District and Tsolum Farnham Fire Protection District:

* Category 2 open fires;

* Category 3 open fires;

* Resource Management open fires;

* the use of fireworks;

* the use of sky lanterns; and

* the use of burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description.


All fires are banned within the City of Courtenay year round.