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Outdoor Burning

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Outdoor Burning

Outdoor burning is banned in North Saanich until further notice.

With the exception of outdoor appliances, which require a permit.

For questions about the outdoor burning ban, or to obtain a permit, please call: 250-656-1931 or email: Do not come to the Firehall. In response to the COVID-19 situation Firehall administrative services are closed to the public until further notice.


  • Outdoor wood burning fire appliances are approved when used specifically for cooking and quiet enjoyment, not burning yard or household debris (until the provincial fire ban is in effect)
  • Propane, natural gas or charcoal briquette fueled appliances designed and used for cooking food (no permits required)
  • Propane or natural gas fueled appliances specifically designed as outdoor heaters, provided the appliance is CSA (Canadian Standards Association) certified (no permits required)

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.

Burning information and resources:

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