Beach fires are not permitted in CVRD parks. Park visitors may bring their own barbeques, hibachis, and portable propane fire rings to CVRD parks. These alternative fires sources provide much the same social and mental health benefits as wood-fuelled fires without the need for daily maintenance of beach fire rings by park crews. Fires and cooking are permitted in the fire places found in Joe Walker and Royston Seaside parks. It is unlawful to have a fire outside a fire ring or fire place in all CVRD parks.
In March, CVRD Board of Directors at the recommendation of electoral area directors redirected the 2022 funding for the Goose Spit and Little River fire rings, between $75,000 and $100,000, towards growing the parks and greenways system (EASC Meeting Minutes - 7 February, 2022).