We limit outdoor burning in North Saanich for a few reasons:
- To reduce fire risk
- To preserve air quality
- To protect our environment
Effective Thursday November 1, 2018 the burning season will be open with all fires requiring a permit.
For incinerators and open fires, burning shall only take place on the first and third consecutive Thursday, Friday, and Saturday’s during November to May from sunrise to sunset, with a permit.
There is a complete ban in effect in the Dean Park area west of East Saanich Road with the exception of outdoor appliances used for cooking and social activities. Burning of household and yard waste in these appliances is prohibited.
Please burn your fires hot to avoid producing noxious smoke that can be harmful and disturb your neighbours. Burning of leaves, wet or green material is strictly prohibited. Use of a tarp between burns is recommended.
Please consider alternatives to burning such as composting, recycling, chipping, or for a fee, you can drop off material at the Municipal Green Waste Drop-off on Littlewood Road.
For your permit, or any questions, please visit the Fire Hall at 986 Wain Road, or call the Fire Department at 250-656-1931.
Burning information and resources:
- Burning Season Opens Notice
- 2018-2020 Burning Calendar
- Burning Information Bulletin
- Burn Clean, Burn Smart
- Venting index