Beach Fire Program Reopens

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) recently reactivated the beach fire program.

“After a few years of being apart, promoting togetherness in our natural areas is important,” explains Richard Hardy, CVRD Electoral Area B Director and Chair of the Electoral Area Service Committee. “We hope residents enjoy this program being back in the community and have the chance to visit one of our beautiful parks.”

Beach fires are permitted at Goose Spit Park from May 1 to September 4 within the ten designated fire rings located on the outer beach of the park. There is a limited amount of dry firewood on site. The burning of driftwood or other materials is not permitted.

There are also designated fireplace structures for use by the public at Joe Walker Park and Royston Seaside Park. Joe Walker Park also has two beach fire rings: one at the picnic area and one at the north end of the park. Fires and cooking activities are permitted year-round at the designated fire place structures.

Important Program Reminders:

  • All beach fires need to be contained within a designated fire ring provided by the CVRD
  • All beach fires need to be fully extinguished by park closing at 11 pm
  • A bucket of water containing at least 10 liters is kept beside the fire at all times
  • Only dry and untreated wood is to be used in the fire rings
  • No driftwood, treated wood, plastics, garbage and any material other than dry and untreated wood, should be burnt
  • Beach fire program utilizing the fire rings are subject to Provincial campfire bans

For more information on the beach fire program visit:

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities operating on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation, the traditional keepers of the land. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on providing sustainable services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley

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Media Contact:

Mark Harrison
Manager of Parks