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Outdoor Burning

The following information is about North Saanich Burning Regulations. Owners are still responsible for compliance with Provincial or other applicable regulations.

The 2020/21 Outdoor Burning season is currently in effect. You can now purchase your permits by visiting the Wain Road Firehall at 986 Wain Road from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. At this time we are only accepting cash or cheque. Please consider wearing a mask when you come to purchase your permit. Follow on-site COVID-19 instructions.

View the 2020/21 Outdoor Burning & Green Waste Schedules (we encourage you to only burn on schedule days that have good venting: See venting index).

View the North Saanich Outdoor Burning Rules.

For questions about outdoor burning contact: 250-656-1931 or

Dean Park Outdoor Burning Restriction

No burning is allowed in the Dean Park area located west of East Saanich Road, south of Forest Park Drive (both sides, including Texada Terrace) to the southern border of the District with the exception of outdoor appliances.

Burn Smart, Burn Clean

Outdoor burning has been allowed in North Saanich for many years as a way to manage excess green waste. However, there is a growing awareness about the impact of the smoke from outdoor burning on human health, particularly for children, the elderly, and people with pre-existing health conditions.

You can help by choosing alternatives to burning. If you must burn, burn smart & clean.

Burn Better

If you are going to burn, please reduce the smoke from fires by:

  • Burning on good venting days only. View the B.C. venting index.
  • Burn hot: Ensure the fire has adequate oxygen.
  • Burn dry material. Do not burn leaves, green grass, construction waste or household items.

Burning information and resources:

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