Smoking and Propane Barbecues Banned in City Parks

Effective immediately, smoking and propane barbecues are banned from all City of Port Coquitlam parks, trails and natural areas.

The ban is the result of the extreme fire danger rating across the region that will remain in effect until there is significant rainfall. Campfires, open fires and charcoal or wood-burning barbecues are also prohibited in City parks and natural areas.

These measures were initiated due to the extreme hot and dry conditions across Port Coquitlam, and are in addition to the existing city-wide ban on outdoor burning, fireworks and campfires. Burning on agricultural properties is only allowed with a permit and at specific times during the spring and fall.

Port Coquitlam Fire & Emergency Services staff, bylaw enforcement personnel and RCMP officers are out patrolling areas of concern that are susceptible to wildland/brush fires.

Residents are also advised to:

  • Take precautions against accidental fires,
  • Be alert to signs of fire, and
  • Report any signs of smoke, fire or suspicious activity by calling 9-1-1 immediately.

More information about wildfires is available at

Port Coquitlam Fire and Emergency Services provides information about other fire safety, emergency preparedness and prevention measures at



Nick Delmonico
Fire Chief
Port Coquitlam Fire & Emergency Services