Find out which Metro Vancouver cities allow fireworks on Halloween (MAP)

Oct 11 2018, 11:50 pm

Costumes, candies, parties, and fireworks — it’s not hard to guess which one of those Halloween traditions is illegal for most of the year.

However, many Metro Vancouver municipalities decide to make fireworks legal for just one day.

When every municipality has different bylaws and regulations about fireworks, it can be really confusing. To help, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of Greater Vancouver’s Halloween firework regulations in an interactive map:

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Not a map person? No problem. Here are each of the firework bylaws by municipality.

Vancouver

Can you use fireworks on Halloween?
YES.

Fireworks can only be set off on October 31 with a permit.

Must be at least 19-years-old to obtain a fireworks permit.

Fireworks can only be bought from October 25 to 31. Must bring the permit to purchase. Permit must be on you when fireworks are set off.

District of North Vancouver

Can you use fireworks on Halloween?
YES.

Fireworks can be set off with a permit on October 31 from 6 pm to midnight.

Fireworks can be purchased with a permit between October 25 and 31.

You must be 19 or older to qualify for a permit.

Permit applications cost $2.

Permits can be applied for online starting October 25.

West Vancouver

Can you use fireworks on Halloween?
YES.

Fireworks can be set off on October 27 and October 31, but only between 5 to 10 pm.

Permits can be bought at Fire Station 1 at 760 16th Street by anyone 18 or older.

Permits cost $5.

Burnaby

Can you use fireworks on Halloween?
YES.

Fireworks can only be set off on October 31.

Must be 19-years-old to obtain an appropriate permit. The two possible permits are for low hazard and high hazard fireworks.

Permits cost $100.

Permits can be bought at Fire Station 1 – 4867 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby.

It is not legal to sell fireworks in Burnaby.

Must be used on private property or with a permit from the Fire Chief.

New Westminster

Can you use fireworks on Halloween?
YES.

Fireworks can be set off on October 31 between 4 pm and midnight by a permit-holder.

A permit can be applied for by anyone 18 years of age or older.

Roman candles are not allowed.

Fireworks are not allowed to be sold in New Westminster.

High hazard fireworks are banned without a special permit.

Low hazard fireworks may only be possessed between October 28 and October 31.

Richmond

Can you use fireworks on Halloween?
NO.

Richmond has a ban on the sale, purchase, possession and use of fireworks.

Licensed fireworks supervisors may apply for a permit.

Sorry Richmond firework lovers – maybe spend your Halloween in another city.

Delta

Can you use fireworks on Halloween?
NO.

Only a holder of a fireworks permit may possess fireworks at any time.

A fire permit can only be issued to people who apply with a letter of permission, a fireworks safety plan, an event description and proof of comprehensive general liability insurance.

Fireworks are never allowed to be sold in Delta.

Surrey

Can you use fireworks on Halloween?
NO.

Fireworks are banned in Surrey unless you have a special permit.

Permits are given only to people with a Natural Resources Canada Fireworks Supervisor Card.

Langley

Can you use fireworks on Halloween?
NO.

Firework permits can only be obtained by individuals who have obtained a Fireworks Supervisor’s Certificate from Natural Resources Canada.

Permits are only granted to people with valid business licenses.

Permit fees are $1,500.

Pitt Meadows

Can you use fireworks on Halloween?
NO.

Firework permits can only be obtained by individuals who have obtained a Fireworks Supervisor’s Certificate from Natural Resources Canada.

Permit applications cost $1,000.

Port Moody

Can you use fireworks on Halloween?
YES.

Must be at least 18 years old to obtain a permit.

Permits allow you to purchase fireworks between October 24 and 30.

Coquitlam

Can you use fireworks on Halloween?
NO.

Special permits can be applied for at the Coquitlam Fire/Rescue Department.

Permit applications cost $50 for low hazard and $100 for high hazard fireworks.

Port Coquitlam

Can you use fireworks on Halloween?
YES.

People with a permit can use fireworks on October 31 until 11 pm.

Fireworks cannot be purchased in Port Coquitlam.

Permit applications cost $30.

Permit applications must be made in person at the Tax Office of Port Coquitlam’s City Hall (2580 Shaughnessy Street) between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

Permits must be submitted by 3 pm on October 31 by someone aged 18 or older.

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