Ban on Campfires in Effect Friday, July 12 at Noon

Tags:  2024 | News Release
Date Released: July 9, 2024

Fire Chiefs from Sunshine Coast fire departments in Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Sechelt, Halfmoon Bay, Pender Harbour and Egmont are advising residents that a campfire ban will be in effect as of 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, July 12 across the Sunshine Coast.

This includes all fires whether for warmth or cooking and all beach fires, burning barrels, fireworks, firecrackers and sky lanterns.

A great resource explaining the different categories of open burning is available here online.

The campfire prohibition does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or portable campfire devices that use briquettes, liquid, or gaseous fuel, provided they are CSA or ULC approved, and the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.

This ban will be in place until Thursday, October 31, 2024, or until the order is rescinded.

Please contact your local fire department for more information at