Check firework rules before using them

Different municipalities have different bylaws about firework use

There are a few bylaws parents should keep in mind.

Fireworks are not allowed to be set off in Parksville city limits, nor are they allowed to be sold there.

Qualicum Beach is a little more open to pyrotechnic displays, allowing them between Oct. 24 and 31 within the town limits — but only on your own private property.

Fire chief Darryl Kohse said they cannot be set off on streets, sidewalks, parks or on the beachfront. Firecrackers, he added, are completely banned.


The Regional District of Nanaimo does not regulate the use of fireworks.