Beginning noon, May 30, 2019 the BC Coastal fire center has an open burning ban in effect. Below is a direct quote from the BC Wildfire website:

Fire bans and restrictions apply to all public and private land, unless specified otherwise.

PARKSVILLE – Effective at noon Pacific time on Thursday, May 30, 2019, Category 2 open burns will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction to reduce wildfire risks and protect public safety.

This prohibition will remain in effect until the public is otherwise notified. A map of the affected areas is available online: 
See a map

Specifically, this prohibition applies to:

* the burning of any material (piled or unpiled) smaller than two metres high and three metres wide;

* the burning of stubble or grass over an area less than 2,000 square metres;

* the use of fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description; and

* the use of binary exploding targets (e.g., for rifle target practice).

The prohibition applies to all public and private land unless specified otherwise – for example, in a local government bylaw.

Campfires are still allowed and are defined as smaller than 0.5m in height and 0.5m in width.

A handy poster about Open Fire Regulations in an easy to read format:

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