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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Notice of Fireworks Regulations

Please be advised that the discharge of fireworks in the CVRD’s Electoral Areas, the Town of Ladysmith and the Town of Lake Cowichan is prohibited unless a valid fireworks discharge permit has been obtained, the fireworks are discharged in compliance with CVRD Bylaw No. 39, and all applicable Provincial and Federal regulations are followed.  Residents of North Cowichan, the City of Duncan and First Nations reserve lands should contact their respective jurisdictions regarding fireworks regulations.  

 A fireworks discharge permit for October 31, January 1, or July 1, may be obtained by submitting an application to the CVRD’s Bylaw Enforcement Officer.  The discharge of fireworks on any other day is prohibited, unless authorized by the CVRD Board.  

 Violators may be subject to fines of up to $750 per offence and other enforcement action.  

 NOTE: CVRD Bylaw No. 39 prohibits the discharge of fireworks within 500 metres of property containing horses, cows, sheep or other livestock.  

 Permit holders are required to follow all COVID-19 orders and safety precautions as mandated by the Provincial Health Officer regarding Gathering and Events.  This information can be found online at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/covid-19/covid-19-pho-order-gatherings-events.pdf 

 For more information, please contact CVRD Bylaw Enforcement at 250.746.2655

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