from campfires pollutes our environment. Limit your use of campfires to cooking
and generating warmth. Use only fallen logs, or purchase wood from the campground,
and observe local burning regulations. Do not leave a campfire unattended.
Careless use of campfires is one of the leading causes of forest fires in British
Columbia. Fires for cooking, warmth and ceremonial purposes must comply with the
simple requirements of the Ministry of Forestry.
There are times when fires
should not be lit. Fires should not be lit or allowed to continue to burn under
the following circumstances:
the wind is strong enough to cause sparks to be carried to other combustible material|
a notice banning or restricting the use of campfires is in effect. During periods
when forest fuels are dry (spring, summer or fall) and the danger of forest fires
increases, the Forest Service may need to impose bans or restriction on the use
of campfires. |
When building your campfire:
|Select your campsite carefully and with full regard for safety.|
|Prepare your campfire by removing all leaves, twigs and other flammable
material from an area extending at least 30 centimetres around the fire.|
sure to scrape or dig down to mineral soil.|
your campfires at least three metres from any log, stump, snag, standing tree
or wooden structure.|
size of the campfire must not exceed one metre in height and one metre in diameter.
The best cooking fire is small and hot.|
yourself with a shovel or a pail of water containing at least 8 litres. These
must be kept near the fire at all times.|
Attend your campfire at all times and be certain it is extinguished before leaving
it. Sift the ashes with your fingers to be sure.|
Separate licences are required for saltwater and
freshwater fishing. The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans issues saltwater
licences and the provincial Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection issues
freshwater licences. Both types of licences can be purchased at most sporting
goods stores, marinas, department stores and Government Agents' offices. A specific
licence is required for fishing in National Parks and can be purchased at the
Park Headquarters at each park site.
is essential that anglers obtain a current copy of the BC Tidal Waters Sport Fishing
Guide and/or the BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis before embarking on
a fishing trip. These guides outline fishing guidelines, closures, quotas, possession
limits and gear restrictions.
The British Columbia Environment-Wildlife Branch strictly regulates hunting.
Hunting or the carrying of weapons in National and Provincial parks and adjacent
areas is strictly prohibited. All hunters, whether resident or non-resident, must
obtain a licence to carry firearms and to hunt game. Non-residents may obtain
their licences by mail. It is essential that hunters obtain a copy of the current
and Trapping Regulations Synopsis, which provides general information on hunting
as well as hunting and trapping regulations.
synopsis is available from Government Agents' offices or from:|
of Water, Land and Air Protection|
Fish and Wildlife Branch
PO Box 9391
Stn Prov Govt
Victoria B.C, V8W 9M8
Telephone: (250) 387-9771
By provincial law,
big game non-resident hunters must be accompanied by a guide-outfitter licenced
to operate within a legally defined geographic area. The Guide-Outfitters Association
of British Columbia is an organization of professional, licenced guide-outfitters.
| ||Guide-Outfitters Association of BC|
Suite 103, 19140 - 28th Avenue
Surrey, BC V3S 6M3
Tel: (604) 541-6332
provincial and territorial laws govern hunting in Canada. Persons intending to
hunt must obtain a hunting licence from each province or territory in which they
plan to hunt.
|Certificates and permit requirements:|
Provincial Firearms Officer|
British Columbia and Yukon
Suite 400, 10470
Surrey, BC V3R 0Y3
Fax: (604) 586-2402
Sani-Stations are found
at various locations throughout the province, including many of the Provincial
parks, campgrounds, some gas stations and RV facilities.
| | Looking for a Sani-Station?
Photo: M. Guille
asked to respect the environment by disposing of grey water and sewage in the
Some campground operators may allow non-registered visitors
to use their Sani-Station. If permission is granted there may be a fee levied
for this service.