Barbecue ban is lifted. Fire danger rating at low

Sep 13, 2018

With cooler weather and some recent rain, the fire danger rating has been reduced to low and the barbecue ban has been lifted in North Shore parks and beaches. The campfire ban has been lifted by the province.

Despite the lifted barbecue ban, please continue being vigilant when enjoying parks and trails and report any sign of smoke or fire by calling 9-1-1 immediately.

A reminder that barbecues in Lighthouse Park, smoking in parks and beaches and open fires anywhere in West Vancouver are prohibited year-round.

You can call 604-543-6700 to report any unsafe fire activities that you witness.

Prohibited year-round

The following are never allowed in West Vancouver due to the risk of spreading a fire:

  • open fires (including beach fires) anywhere in West Vancouver
  • smoking in parks and beaches
  • barbecues in Lighthouse Park
  • outdoor pizza ovens and wood-burning fireplaces
  • fire bowls and pits
  • chimineas

Helpful links

North Shore Emergency Management

Summer Fire Safety

Picnic Guidelines

BC Wildfire

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