Fire Bans & Restrictions

Help keep our communities safe!

A reminder that due to extreme heat and dry conditions, fire bans and restrictions continue to be in place for the Coastal Fire Region which includes the Lower Mainland, Sea-to-Sky, Vancouver Island, Central Coast, and Haida Gwaii areas of B.C. 

Campfires and open fires are currently banned in the Coastal Fire Region. The use of the following are also prohibited:  

  • Fireworks 
  • Sky lanterns 
  • Binary exploding targets 
  • Burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description 
  • Air curtain burners 
  • Tiki and similar kind of torches 
  • Chimineas, outdoor stoves and other portable campfire apparatuses that are not CSA-approved or ULC-approved 

Please help us keep our communities safe. To report a wildfire, unattended campfire, or open burning violation, call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on a cell phone.

Please note, the following are strictly prohibited within Squamish Nation:

  • Fires in any public space (e.g.: riverbanks, mountainside, beaches).
  • Open air burning, including but not limited to, yard waste, garden debris, and construction materials.

For planned burnings for ceremonial purposes please contact the Squamish Emergency Program so that we can assist in having a safe event: 604-982-7600