Air Quality

No Fire is a Healthy Fire - Lions Bay's air quality is some of the best in the Lower Mainland. Let’s help keep it that way!

Click Here for Resources and Tips on Wildfire Smoke

It's that time of year when many of us fire up our wood stoves and fireplaces for winter heat. Residential wood smoke is one of the most significant sources of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in Metro Vancouver and particulate matter has impacts on human health. 

If you do choose to have a fire, consider the information below to help reduce smoke and its health impacts. Burning smarter will help you have a more enjoyable experience, make cleanup easier and help reduce smoke and pollutants for both you and your neighbors.

For further tips on burning smarter, click here

Online Declaration for Wood Burning Appliances

Please note that despite our recent change in land use designation under Metro's Regional Growth Strategy from General Urban to Rural, and our consequential shift out of the Urban Containment Boundary (UCB), the prohibition on wood burning from May 15 to September 15 applies to all residents of Metro and all persons burning wood during the year must sign the declaration of compliance with best burning practices. See Residential Indoor Wood Burning System (