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Fire Bans & Fire Restrictions

The following areas are under the jurisdiction of the BC Wildfire Act for fire bans and fire restrictions:

(The Strathcona Regional District does not have a bylaw for these areas that speaks to the lighting of and open fire) 




  • The area of Electoral Area C that does NOT reside within the Quadra Island Improvement District.

    (The Quadra Island Improvement District shown in red below).

The Quadra Island Improvement District’s current bans and restrictions can be found at https://www.quadrafire.org/current-conditions.php or by calling 250-285-3262.

To view current bans and restrictions for this area NOT in the Quadra Island Improvement District  visit: http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/wildfirenews/Bans.asp or call the Coastal Fire Centre at 250-951-4222)


  • The area of Electoral Area D that does NOT reside within the Black Creek Oyster Bay Fire Protection Local Area.

    (Black Creek/Oyster Bay Fire Protection Local Area shown in red below)

Black Creek / Oyster Bay Fire Protection Local Area, authority for operating fire protection service was assigned by letters patent to the Comox Valley Regional District on February 15, 2008 that also included the authority to regulate open burning in that area. You can view current bans and restrictions for the Black Creek / Oyster Bay Fire Protection Local Area by visiting www.oysterriverfire.ca. To report a burning violation you can contact the Oyster River Fire Department’s Duty Officer at 250-830-7155.

To view current bans and restrictions for this area NOT in the Black Creek / Oyster Bay Fire Protection Local Area  visit: http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/wildfirenews/Bans.asp or call the Coastal Fire Centre at 250-951-4222)


Often, campfire prohibitions still allow the use of CSA-rated or ULC-rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or of portable campfire apparatus that use briquettes, liquid fuel or gaseous fuel, as long as the height of the flame is less than 15 cm tall. However, in extreme fire conditions these may also be prohibited.

Often, other activities are also prohibited when Category 2 open fire and/or campfire prohibitions are in force, these include:

  • Larger fires (Category 2 and Category 3)
  • Burning barrels and burning cages
  • Fireworks, fire crackers, sky lanterns
  • Binary exploding targets