The term “Open Burning” applies to Campfires, Burn Barrels (incinerators), Solid Fuel Appliances, and Burning Yard Waste in Piles. Open Burning regulations are produced by the province (OBSCR and BC Wildfire) and our local municipality (CRD Bylaw 4489).
Permits for open burning on Galiano Island are issued by Fire Departments.
Open Burning is always closed on Galiano during July, August and September.
Fire Departments are also responsible for Orders to Extinguish and issuing Fines. Each type of Open Burning has different permissions and restrictions so it’s necessary to know the rules and consult your Fire Department before you start burning. Go to 5 steps to burning for a simple step by step process to follow.
Always supervise your burning no matter what type. Make sure it is completely extinguished and unburned fuels are properly disposed of or stored.