To help reduce the possibility of human-caused fires, particularly during wildfire season, residents and visitors must obtain a free Fire Permit to have a campfire or to burn garden debris in the Resort Municipality of Whistler.
Campfires in Whistler
Permits are free and required for campfires within the Resort Municipality of Whistler. Campfires are not permitted in Whistler when the Fire Danger Rating is high or extreme.
A FREE FireSmart Home Assessment will be conducted as part of the permit process. Campfire Permits must be renewed each calendar year.
Garden Debris Burning (April 28 to May 15, 2017)
Homeowners can safely burn their garden debris for two weeks in the spring and two weeks in the fall by obtaining a free permit from Whistler Fire Rescue Service. Dates are determined each season depending on the weather.
A FREE FireSmart Home Assessmen will be conducted as part of the permit process. Garden Debris Burning Permits must be renewed each calendar year.
Campfire and Garden Debris Permit Application
To apply for a fire permit, you must first ensure that your fire site is ready for inspection. The conditions for inspection are listed in our online Fire Permit Application.
In addition, all Campfire Permits and Garden Debris Burning Permits must be renewed each calendar year, by submitting another online Fire Permit Application.Fire Permit Application
Provincial Campfire Bans
The Province of British Columbia also implements fire bans and restrictions. These apply to BC Parks, Crown lands, and private lands outside of the municipal boundaries.