Current Burn Status

October 1, 2019 to June 15, 2020 – Outdoor burning of clean yard debris and use of burn barrels is permitted but restricted to 1 metre in size. Please refer to the Venting Index link below and only burn when the forecast ventilation index is sufficient to disperse smoke.

Campfires are permitted in the Shawnigan Improvement District.

A campfire must be no greater than 0.5 metres high by 0.5 metres wide (18 inches by 18 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.

Burning of construction waste, stumps, demolition material, and rubber or plastic is NEVER PERMITTED.

The Venting Index can be viewed here.