Update on June 10, 2023:
The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation withdrew the recently imposed ban yesterday (June 9) on certain barbecues due to cooler temperatures.
Propane barbecues are now permitted to be used in parks, with the exception of charcoal or briquette barbecues which are still banned.
The Park Board reminds people to keep barbecues 75 cm off the ground, have water nearby to douse any sparks or flames, avoid using areas near forests, and to fully extinguish them before properly disposing them after use.
A new ban has taken effect across all City of Vancouver parks and beaches.
Due to "extreme fire risk" the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation has prohibited barbecues, smoking, and beach or pit fires starting Tuesday (June 6) evening.
"When the weather is very hot and the fire risk is extremely high, this is just one of the several tactics brought in to protect parks and greenspaces, and support public safety," the Park Board tells V.I.A.
When it comes to specifics of the ban, here is what Vancouver locals need to know:
Barbecues of all kinds are prohibited in city parks or on beaches, including coal and propane tanks. Beach or pit fires and smoking are also not permitted.
The ban will be in effect until the fire risk has lowered.
While there won't be a fine for not complying with the ban the Park Board does expect park users to act in accordance with the temporary restrictions.
Vancouver residents who see a fire or smell smoke are asked to call 911 and report any fire risks to Van311.