Fire Ban in Effect - All Fireworks Prohibited
A Category 2 fire ban has been issued for the Coastal Fire area.
Specifically, the Category 2 prohibition applies to:
- the burning of any material (piled or unpiled) smaller than two metres high and three metres wide
- the burning of stubble or grass fires over an area less than 2,000 square metres
- the use of fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description
- the use of binary exploding targets (e.g. for rifle target practice)
Fireworks permits will not be issued until the fireworks ban has been lifted.
How to Apply for a Fireworks Permit
Download and fill out the Application and a Permit to Explode or Set Off Fireworks, and submit it in person to the CVRD office at 600 Comox Road, Courtenay, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.
Important: Buy your permit first!
A fireworks permit must be obtained prior to setting off fireworks within the electoral areas of the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD). A fireworks permit costs $10. The fine for exploding or setting off fireworks without a permit is $100.
General Information about Fireworks in the CVRD
Bylaw No. 1971 regulates the sale and explosion of fireworks within a part of the Comox Valley Regional District. This bylaw applies in each of Baynes Sound – Denman/Hornby Islands (Electoral Area A), Lazo North (Electoral Area B) and Puntledge – Black Creek (Electoral Area C).
Important: The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) does not allow signs on road rights-of-way or attached to existing MOTI signs.
For more information about fireworks permits, regulations and safety, refer to the Fireworks in the CVRD information brochure.
Sale of Fireworks in the CVRD
The sale of fireworks within the electoral areas of the CVRD shall only occur between October 24 and November 1 (inclusive) in any year.