Fireworks Safety


***Ministry of Forests (BC Wildfire Service) to confirm Provincial campfire ban in place***

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Ministry of Forests (BC Wildfire Service) confirm that the Category 2 open burning restriction is still in effect until October 20, 2017***

As such, the CVRD is unable to issue fireworks permits without the prior approval of the Fire Chief. Fireworks are not allowed during category 2 open burning restrictions.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Fireworks Information Safety Awareness Package

CVRD Fireworks & Discharge Regulation Bylaw No. 39

  • The goal of Bylaw No. 39 is to reduce the risk of personal injury, noise, and property damage from fireworks use.
  • Minimise the impact on Livestock and pets.
  • The area of jurisdiction of this Bylaw includes all electoral areas (Mill Bay/Malahat, Shawnigan Lake, Cobble Hill, Cowichan Bay, Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora, Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls, Youbou/Meade Creek, Saltair/Gulf Islands, & North Oyster/Diamond) and the Town of Ladysmith and the Town of Lake Cowichan.
  • Permitted dates; January 1st, July 1st, October 31st


  • No person shall sell fireworks
  • No person shall discharge fireworks unless in possession of an approved CVRD Fireworks Discharge Permit.
  • No fireworks discharged within 500 m of a livestock property.
  • No bonfires after sunset

Ticket Fines

  • Sale of fireworks: $750
  • Unlawful discharge of fireworks: $250

Talk to your neighbours!

  • A friendly warning to your neighbours will limit disturbance. Respectful communication goes a long way for healthy neighbourly relations.
  • Check for livestock and pets in your area
  • Have a safe and fun time!