Campfire Ban has ended in Metro Vancouver and BC Coastal Areas

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It was announced at noon this afternoon that the campfire ban that has been in place for the South Coast of BC since June 27th has officially been lifted by the provincial government.

Just in time for Labour Day long weekend camping plans, campfires are once again permitted throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction (more information about where that is below). The Coastal Fire Centre is rescinding its campfire prohibition due to forecasted cooler and wetter conditions, resulting in a decrease in wildfire risk in the region.

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Campfire Ban has ended in Metro Vancouver and BC Coastal Areas

Campfire Project could bring public fire pits to Vancouver beaches

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A warm glow, toasty marshmallows, crackling wood.. The campfire is the quintessential summer must-have that gathers friends, families, and strangers around a hypnotizing flame. Unfortunately, campfires in Vancouver are largely banned and not allowed on public beaches for a variety of public safety and health issues.

However, three Vancouver residents have started up the Campfire Project, which aims to introduce shared, public fire pits on select Vancouver beaches.

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Campfire Project could bring public fire pits to Vancouver beaches