Seasonal Fire Prevention

Summer is the busiest fire season in West Vancouver but fire prevention is a year-round responsibility. In this section you’ll read about how to prevent fires during the Christmas season, around Halloween and during the dry summer months.


Find out how you and your family can practice safe holiday fire techniques to minimize your chances of being a victim of fire during the festive season. More Information

Halloween and Fireworks

Did you know that fireworks are prohibited across Canada, except the week before Halloween? During this time adults can use fireworks on private property only, and only with a valid fireworks permit. More Information


It is important to take proper summer safety precautions, from barbequing to beach safety, to enjoy a fantastic West Vancouver summer. More Information

Fall/winter heating system safety tips

As the temperature goes from warm to cool, your fire department receives requests for information about heating systems. More Information


West Vancouver Fire & Rescue


Report a fire

Call 9-1-1 immediately to report a fire.

Indicate where the fire is located, provide a description of what is on fire, who is trapped or in danger, how the fire started and any additional details: odour, smoke, flames.

Current Fire Danger Rating

The current fire danger rating is HIGH.

Closures: none at this time

Note: As of July 15, barbecues in parks are banned across three North Shore municipalities. Barbecues are permanently banned at Lighthouse Park

Summer Fire Safety

Picnic Guidelines

BC Wildfire