Can I burn?
Can I Burn?
Use the following questionnaire to determine if you can burn. If you are still not sure, please contact the department for more information.
Am I burning on the beach or shoreline?
If Yes, then you can not have a fire.
All beach fires are banned year round on Gabriola Island.
Is there a fire ban in place?
If yes, then you can not have a fire of any kind.
If no, then proceed to the next question.
Will you be burning dry, Class A material (clean wood)?
If no, then you can not have a fire.
If yes, then proceed to the next question
Is my Fire smaller than a 0.5 Meter by 0.5 Meter by 0.5 Meter (Campfire) or a 200L(55 Gallon) metal barrel?
If yes, then you may have a fire.
If no, then proceed to next question
Is my Fire bigger then a 0.5 Meter by 0.5 Meter by 05 Meter or a 200L(55 Gallon) metal barrel?
If yes, then you need a permit from GVFD.
Please visit our burn regulations page for more information.
Have I checked the vent index page and confirmed the vent index allows me to have a fire?
If yes, and you have a permit and been given to go ahead, then you can burn.
If no, then you cannot burn. Here is a link to the vent index.
Remember, when a Burn Ban is in place no open burning is allowed, whether with a permit or not.
Burn bans will be advertised on the site in the top of every page and NO FIRES signage will be visible around the island.
If in doubt contact the department.
Please contact the office (250-247-9677) or the duty officer (250-755-9289) for more information.