Reminder as we go into the Canada Day long weekend that Category 1 campfire prohibition remains in effect across the Nadina Fire Zone, which includes Tweedsmuir Park and the Nadina Forest District. The Nadina Fire Zone extends from Babine Lake (in the north) to Tweedsmuir Park (in the south) and from Endako (in the east) to Hungry Hill (in the west). This prohibition came into effect June 8, 2023 and will remain in place until Sept. 30, 2023, at 12 noon or until the public is otherwise notified.
The Category 1 campfire prohibition applies to all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands, within the Nadina Fire Zone unless specified otherwise in an enactment (e.g., in a local government bylaw). Always check with local government authorities for any other restrictions before lighting any fire.
In addition to the Category 1 campfire prohibition the following activities and equipment are also prohibited within the Nadina Fire Zone: Fireworks
Burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description
Binary exploding targets
Tiki and similar kinds of torches
Air curtain burners
This prohibition does not include the use of all-terrain vehicles or outdoor stoves. As per the Wildfire Regulation, an outdoor stove is a CSA-rated or ULC-rated device used outdoors for cooking, heat or ambiance that burns charcoal briquettes, liquid fuel or gaseous fuel, and has a flame height that is less than 15 cm tall.
Human-caused wildfires are completely preventable and divert critical resources away from lightning-caused fires. Always practice safe, responsible fire use where permitted.
Anyone found in contravention of an open-burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, may be required to pay an administrative penalty of up to $10,000 or, if convicted in court, may be fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.