The campfire ban in Qualicum Beach has been lifted effective noon, Wednesday, Sept. 27 as the fire risk conditions have now decreased.
Qualicum Beach Fire Chief Peter Cornell implemented the rescinding of the ban in conjunction with the BC Wildfire Service’s Coastal Fire Centre and BC Ministry of Forests Operations.
Campfires and cooking fire are now allowed within the Coastal Fire Centre, which includes the Qualicum Beach Fire Protection area.
Fires in outdoor fireplaces are also now permitted in accordance with the Town’s Bylaw 715 and as outlined in the Town’s Outdoor Burning FAQ qualicumbeach.com/fire_regulate. Beach fires are not permitted at any time in the Qualicum Beach Wildlife Management Area.
Although fire danger has declined in the Coastal Fire Centre due to cooler seasonal temperatures, the public is strongly encouraged to continue exercising extreme caution with any campfire and ensure that burning is done in a safe and responsible manner and in accordance with regulations.
To report a fire, please contact:
Fire emergency - threat to lives and/or property: 911
Beach fires – Conservation Officer Hotline: 1-877-952-7277
For further information on provincial wildfire activity, conditions and prohibitions, visit the Wildfire Management Branch website at bcwildfire.ca.