Current Burn Status

Campfires are permitted in the Shawnigan Improvement District. A campfire must be no greater than 0.5 metres high by 0.5 metres wide (19 inches by 19 inches). Campfires must not be left unattended at any time. See infographic below for additional information and regulations.

Failure to follow fire restrictions can result in a $1,150 fine. Even worse, if you lose control of your fire and it results in a wildfire, you could be fined anywhere from $100,000 to $1 million and be sentenced to one year in prison.

Bylaws and Venting Index

Burning of yard and garden refuse is permitted in the Shawnigan Improvement District. This includes burn barrels, campfires, and piles no greater than one metre in size.

No permit is required. The refuse is to be clean and dry, and in a condition that provides for safe and proper combustion.

Burning of construction waste, stumps, demolition material, and rubber or plastic is NOT PERMITTED.

The venting index can be viewed here.