Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department

Campfires prohibited in British Columbia


Effective at noon, 12:00 p.m. (Pacific time) on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, campfires, Category 2, and Category 3 open fires will be PROHIBITED throughout the province of British Columbia.

This prohibition will remain in effect until noon on Oct. 15, 2021, or until the order is rescinded.

A campfire is defined as any fire smaller than 0.5 metres high by 0.5 metres wide.

In addition to campfires, Category 2, and Category 3 open fires, the following activities are also prohibited:

  • the use of fireworks

  • the use of sky lanterns

  • the use of burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description

  • the use of binary exploding targets

  • the use of tiki and similar kinds of torches

  • the use of chimineas

  • the use of outdoor stoves or other portable campfire apparatus without a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) or Underwriter Laboratories of Canada (ULC) rating 

  • The use of air curtain burners in Cariboo, Coastal, Northwest, Prince George and Southeast fire centres

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire, or open burning violation, call 1-800-663-5555 toll free or *5555 on a cell phone.

For further fire prevention information and resources, visit:


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Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department


303 Lakehill Road

Kaleden, BC  V0H 1K0

Hall telephone: 250-497-8231

Email: kaledenfire@shaw.ca