Barbecues and fire restrictions
Summer in West Vancouver means making the most of our many trails, beaches, parks and patios. Please take proper safety precautions when barbecuing and read our picnic guidelines so you can enjoy summer safely.
In West Vancouver, you can use the following fire devices on your property.
- gas fire pit/table (portable or plumbed)
- charcoal fire pit/table
- charcoal barbecues
- propane barbecues
- citronella garden torch
- typical propane tanks
The following are never allowed in West Vancouver due to the risk of spreading a fire:
- beach or park fires
- smoking and vaping in all West Vancouver parks and beaches
- barbecues in Lighthouse Park
- outdoor wood-burning ovens
- outdoor wood-burning fireplaces
- wood burning fire bowls
- in-ground fire pits
Residential Indoor Wood Burning
Metro Vancouver introduced new residential indoor wood burning regulations on May 15, 2021. From May 15 to September 15, residential indoor wood burning appliances cannot be used, unless the location is off-grid, it is the only source of heat, or in the event of an emergency. You can report any concerns about emissions from residential wood smoke to Metro Vancouver by calling the complaint line at 604-436-6777 or using an online web form. Learn more on Metro Vancouver's website.
Community events sponsored by the District of West Vancouver can apply for a Beach Fire/Open Air Permit.
Fire Bans and Restrictions
Report a fire or unsafe activities
If you see a fire anywhere that appears to be out of control, please call 9-1-1 immediately to report it.
To report any unsafe fire activities that you witness, call 604-543-6700