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Burning Regulations

Burning Season Opens November 3, 2016

Effective Thursday November 3, 2016 the burning season will be open with all fires requiring a permit.

For incinerators and open fires, burning shall only take place on the first and third consecutive Thursday, Friday, and Saturday’s during November to May from sunrise to sunset, with a permit. Incinerators, open fires, and outdoor appliances are subject to a site inspection and fee.

Fires larger than 3’ x 3’ x 3’ require an annual inspection and permit.

No burning is allowed in the Dean Park area located west of East Saanich Road, south of Forest Park Drive (both sides, including Texada Terrace) to the southern border of the District with the exception of manufactured outdoor fire appliances used for cooking and social activities. Burning of household and yard waste in these appliances is prohibited.

Please consider alternatives to burning such as composting, recycling, chipping, or for a fee, you can drop off material at the Municipal Green Waste Drop-off on Littlewood Road.

For your inspection and permit, or any questions, please call the Fire Department at 250-656-1931.

If you live within a forested area you are more susceptible to damage in the event of a forest fire. To evaluate your property and help minimize the damage there are preventative measures that you can take. Please stop by the Wain Road Fire Hall located at 986 Wain Road and pick up your copy of the Homeowners FireSmart Manual.

The Burning Information Bulletin is a summary of our burning rules and regulations.  For a more detailed account of burning regulations please see the Fire Prevention Bylaw.

To request a burning permit, please e-mail:

Fire Chief, John Trelford


Administrative Assistant Jennifer Provan 

or by phone 250-656-1931

Venting index is available from Environment Canada.