Effective at noon on Aug. 26, 2013, the campfire ban in
the Coastal Fire Centre was rescinded due to a decreased risk of
wildfires. Campfires now will be permitted throughout the Coastal
The public is reminded that campfires cannot be larger than a half-
metre high by a half-metre wide. Anyone who lights a campfire must
have a hand tool (such as a shovel) or at least eight litres of water
available to fully extinguish it. Never leave a campfire unattended
and make sure that the ashes are completely cold to the touch before
leaving the area.
Anyone found in violation of an open burning prohibition may be
issued a ticket of up to $345 or, if convicted in court, be fined up
to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail.