The District of Highlands has a Fireworks Bylaw to regulate the sale, possession, and discharge of fireworks in the community.
The Bylaw is in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year. Residents and visitors to these communities should note the following important restrictions:
Everyone must have a permit to possess or discharge any fireworks;
Permits are issued only to persons 18 years of age and older;
Consumer fireworks events may only take place on October 31 between 5 pm and 10 pm; and
No fireworks or firecrackers may be sold or traded in these municipalities.
Completion of the Fireworks Safety Course is required for those wishing to obtain a consumer (family) fireworks permit. Course offerings are offered annually throughout October and are advertized throughout October in the Goldstream News Gazette. The certificate of completion for the Fireworks Safety Course is valid for three years.
Consult the complete Bylaw for full information – including permit costs and other requirements – before planning your event.
PLEASE NOTE: The issuance of fireworks permits will be contingent on current fire conditions.