Backyard Fires

Backyard fires for cooking only are permitted in the District; however, there are some regulations that must be followed for safety, and to ensure that the fire does not significantly impact residents in the surrounding area.


  • Fires, other than for the purpose of cooking are, not allowed.
  • Backyard cooking fires must be contained in a fire pit.
  • Only seasoned, clean wood is permitted to be burned.
  • Grass, leaves, treated wood, painted wood, and synthetic materials are not allowed to be used as fuel.
  • The use of accelerants (gasoline, diesel, etc.) is not permitted.
  • Fires must be at least 5 meters from property lines, structures, standing timber, and brush.
  • Fires can be no more than ½ meter wide by ½ meter high.
  • There must be a competent person supervising the fire at all times - and that person must have a means to extinguish the fire.
  • Once the cooking is complete, the fire must be fully extinguished.
  • Fires are not to be started or allowed to burn during times of high winds.
  • Backyard cooking fires are NOT permitted during fire bans.

For more information, please see the District Fire Protection Bylaw