Sooke Fire Chief Advises Hallowe’en Fireworks are Unlikely in Sooke this Year

Wednesday, October 12, 2022  – After an unseasonably dry fall, Hallowe’en fireworks are unlikely to be permitted in Sooke this year.

“The safety of the community is always first and foremost,” says Sooke Fire Chief Ted Ruiter. “It would take a significant amount of continuous rainfall to provide conditions to allow fireworks.”

Current Wildfire Activity in the Coastal Fire Region

There are currently 52 active wildfires within the Coastal Fire Centre. Around the province, there are 17 news fires in the last two days.

Stay informed about Wildfire activity by viewing the BC Wildfire Dashboard.

Plenty of fun available without fireworks

West Coast Cabaret Halloween Dance and Fundraiser
Join West Coast Cabaret for a night of performances, dancing, Hallowe’en costumes contest, a silent auction, a spooky selfie photo booth, themed drinks and mocktails and more on Saturday, October 22 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.! This event is for 19yrs+.

Tickets, $25 each, are available at Stick in the Mud coffee shop and Forbes pharmacy.

Sooke Harmony project invites you to a “spook-tacular” movie event

The drive-in movie at the SEAPARC parking lot returns on Sunday, October 30th, 6:30pm start.

Halloween Skate at SEAPARC

Sunday, October 30th, 11:30am-12:45pm. Visit for admission rates.

Trick or treating in Sooke – Reminders from your local RCMP Detachment

  • Dress to be seen if trick-or-treating – wear lighter coloured clothing, add reflective clothing or tape to costumes
  • Sunset will occur around 5:45 p.m. Make use of flashlights or glow sticks is highly recommended
  • Motorists are reminded to use extra caution with additional pedestrian traffic

A final determination on fireworks in Sooke (for October 31st) will be made on October 20, 2022.

Learn more:

District of Sooke Fireworks Regulation Bylaw No. 286 limits the discharge of consumer fireworks to October 31 each year between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Further, anyone discharging fireworks must have a permit. Permits are issued under the direction of the Fire Chief. Unseasonably dry conditions or high winds are circumstances where the issuance of fireworks permits may be prohibited.