Campfire Ban Notice Lifted - Effective September 20 

Due to a decrease in fire risk, campfires and cooking fires are once again permitted within the Coastal Fire Centre which includes the Qualicum Beach Fire Protection area, effective from noon on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.


The lifting of the ban has been implemented by the Qualicum Beach Fire Chief in conjunction the BC Wildfire Service Coastal Fire Centre, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.


Campfires, cooking fires and outdoor fireplaces are now once again permitted as per the Town's Bylaw 715, and outlined in the Town's Outdoor Burning FAQ. Beach fires are not permitted at any time in the Qualicum Beach Wildlife Management Area.


Although fire danger has declined in the Coastal Fire Centre due to cooler seasonal temperatures, the public is strongly encouraged to continue exercising extreme caution with any campfire, and ensure that burning is done in a safe and responsible manner and in accordance with regulations.


To report a fire, please contact:

       Fire emergency - threat to lives and/or property: 9-1-1           

       Beach fires – Conservation Officer Hotline: 1-877-952-7277


For further information on provincial wildfire activity, conditions and prohibitions, visit the Wildfire Management Branch website at


Media Contact 

Peter Cornell, Fire Chief

Town of Qualicum Beach

Tel: 250-752-6232