Campfire Ban in Effect by BC Wildfire

As a result of a campfire ban enacted by BC Wildfire Servicethe Comox Valley Regional District and its surrounding partner agencies will be issuing the same campfire ban, effective at 12:00pm PST on Thursday, June 8th, 2023.

Wildfire Danger Rating - MODERATE / HIGH

As of Sept. 8, 2023


In addition to open fires being prohibited, the following activities and equipment are also restricted:

  • Fireworks;
  • Sky Lanterns;
  • Burn Barrels or Burn Cages of any size or description;
  • Binary Exploding Targets;
  • Air curtain burners;
  • Tiki and similar kind of torches; and,
  • Chimineas.

This prohibition does not include the use of outdoor stoves. As per the Wildfire Regulation, an outdoor stove is a CSA-rated or ULC-rated device used outdoors for cooking, heat or ambiance that burns charcoal briquettes, liquid fuel or gaseous fuel, and has a flame height that is less than 15 cm tall.

Please visit BC Wildfire Service to learn more about fire restrictions and bans.

Know Your Service Area

Identify your service area and your responding fire department contact information on this interactive map.

Throughout the Comox Valley, fire protection services are provided through various responding fire departments. These fire services may be provided directly by the community’s own fire department, or indirectly through a service agreement with a neighbouring municipality. Certain rural areas of the Comox Valley do not have fire protection services.

Fire Services Administration

The local governments within the greater Comox Valley work cooperatively to provide efficient and responsive fire protection to residents and visitors. Learn more about Fire Services Administration

Burning Regulations 

Burning regulations may be different depending on your location. In areas that have a fire regulation bylaw, the Fire Chief manages restrictions on burning based on the current local conditions and the resources that are available to fight fire. 

In areas that do not have a fire regulation bylaw, the Provincial regulations apply and are managed by the Province.

For more information on current burning restrictions in your area please contact your responding fire department. To identify your responding fire department and their contact information, please visit this interactive map.

Firefighter Recruitment

Visit our volunteer firefighter recruitment page.