Effective at noon on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, campfires will once again be permitted in the North Island-Central Coast Natural Resource District within the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction.
Campfires will be permitted on Vancouver Island: North of Robson Bight, in the Nimpkish Valley and North of Nordstrom Creek on the Brooks Peninsula, on the outer coast of Vancouver Island. Campfires are also permitted in the "Fog Zone" and on Haida Gwaii. Campfires will be permitted on the Mainland: North of Knight Inlet.
The following uses will now be allowed:
• campfires, as defined by the wildfire regulation
• open fires in an outdoor stove
The public is reminded that campfires cannot be larger than a half-metre high by a half-metre wide. Anyone who lights a campfire must have a hand tool (such as a shovel) or at least eight litres of water available to fully extinguish it. Never leave a campfire unattended and make sure that the ashes are completely cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time.
Small backyard burning piles (Category 2 fires) remain prohibited within the Coastal Fire Centre