The regulations regarding outdoor burning, including campfires, vary throughout our region. The City of Powell River, Savary Island, Van Anda, and Gillies Bay, each have their own local bylaws regulating outdoor burning. Everywhere else within the Powell River Regional District outdoor fires are regulated by the provincial Wildfire Act.  

Click on one of the links below to direct you to information about the current burning restrictions for each area:

Community Wildfire Protection Plans
The Powell River Regional District retained B.A. Blackwell & Associates Ltd. to prepare a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) for Savary Island in 2009 and for the PRRD mainland in 2014These CWPPs provide the Regional District with a framework that can be used to identify methods and guide future actions to mitigate fire risk.

Check out the recommendations in the Firesmart Homeowner’s Manual to help reduce the risk of wildfire to your home and neighborhood.

Emergency Program Contact Information

For further information on the Powell River Regional Emergency Program contact Ryan Thoms, Manager of Emergency Services at 604 485-2260 or