Open Burning

Open Burning had now ended for the season.

Effective March 26, 2020 - The Province has now prohibited Open Burning in High Sensitivity Areas, which includes our region. No new fires and No new materials may be added to existing fires.

See link BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Open Burning Season

Open Burning is only permitted on residential property that is 1 hectare (2 ˝ or more acres) or more in size during the burning season which runs from runs from October 1st, 2019 to April 30, 2020 and is regulated under the District of Peachland Fire & Life Safety Smoke Control 1718 Bylaw.

Before lighting any fire, eligible property owners with a valid permit MUST call the Toll-Free Outdoor Burning Hotline 1-855-262-2876 (BURN).

Both the Venting and Air quality conditions must be good in order for burning to occur within Central Okanagan fire jurisdictions. This information is also available on the Regional Districts website each day after 8 am.

Provincial Open Burning Information

Effective September 15, 2019, the Province has put into force a new Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation. Open Burning is subject to the conditions set out within this new regulation, in addition to the District of Peachland Bylaw No. 1781

This permit provides only for the conditions of the local bylaw and does not ensure or suggest compliance with the new Provincial regulation. It is the responsibility of the Permit Holder to ensure compliance with the new Provincial regulation. Any non-compliance with the Provincial regulation may be subject to enforcement by the Province. Before ANY burn pile is ignited, it is important that the permit holder ensures compliance with BOTH the District of Peachland bylaws AS WELL AS the Provincial Open Burning Information.

For questions about the Provincial Open Burning Smoke Control Regulations: Email – OBSCR@gov.bc.ca

Quick Links

District of Peachlands Bylaw No. 1781

RDCO Website - Open Burning Information

Provincial Open Burning Information

Venting Index Interactive Map