Charcoal BBQs banned in Vancouver parks until further notice

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That’s a charcoal BBQ right there. Don’t do it. Photo Shutterstock

The Vancouver Park Board has just implemented a ban on charcoal BBQs in Stanley Park, English Bay and Sunset Beach parks.

Citing a high danger of fires, they’re saying that propane BBQs are fine just as long as the cooker is 12 inches off the ground. They’re also reminding the public that smoking is prohibited in all parks, all the time, and that rangers will be out enforcing.

If you’re thinking of maybe heading across the bridge to Cates Park or others parks on the North Shore with your briquettes, think again! They’ve also got a ban on charcoal BBQs happening.