Coastal Fire Centre Enacts Campfire Prohibition Effective 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, August 4, 2022

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 – The Coastal Fire Centre is enacting a campfire prohibition effective 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, August 4, 2022.

“Effective 12 p.m. (noon) PDT on Thursday, August 4, 2022, campfires will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, excluding the Haida Gwaii Forest District. This prohibition is being enacted to help reduce wildfire risk and protect public safety.

This prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands within the Coastal Fire Centre, unless specified otherwise. Campfires will still be allowed in Haida Gwaii.

This prohibition will be in place until October 28, 2022, or until the order is rescinded.

A map of the affected areas is available online:”

The ban does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or portable campfire devices that use briquettes, liquid, or gaseous fuel, provided they are CSA or ULC approved, and the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.


  • Please report any fires directly to 911.
  • Report any irresponsible behaviour that could start a wildfire, such as throwing a cigarette butt from a car or dropping cigarette butts in areas that could cause a fire, by calling *5555 or 1-800-663-5555.
  • Report any unauthorized activity that poses a risk of fire to the Sooke Fire Department at 250.642.5422.

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Our combined efforts help prevent human-caused wildfires and structure fires, protect our natural environment and ensure public safety. Thank you for keeping our community safe.