Learn more about why fireworks are prohibited, even if we got a bit of rain recently:


We’re sad to say we have made the agonizing decision to implement a restriction on fireworks in Kitimat this July 1.

The Kitimat Fire Department considered the ongoing dry conditions and the lack of rain in our forecast in making this decision in the interest of community safety.

Here’s what this means: 

  • There will be no District-hosted fireworks display on July 1
  • Discharge of personal fireworks in Kitimat is prohibited 

This municipal restriction now joins in a provincial restriction on fireworks in place within the Northwest Fire Centre.

As of June 26, here are the current fire-related restrictions:

  • Open Fires, Categories 2 and 3
  • Fireworks
  • Sky lanterns
  • Burns barrels or burn cages of any size or description
  • Binary exploding targets
  • Tiki and similar kinds of torches

Human-caused wildfires are completely preventable and divert critical resources away from naturally caused fires. Always practice safe, responsible open fire use. Anyone found in contravention of an open-burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, may be required to pay an administrative penalty of up to $10,000 or, if convicted in court, may be fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to a year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs. (Link to BCWildfire)

Ban will remain in effect until rescinded by the province or the Kitimat Fire Chief.

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