Sep 28, 2021

If you want to use fireworks on the West Shore, you need to obtain a permit.

Start by taking the free online 2021 Fireworks Safety Course.

Once you have successfully completed the online course and exam, your fire department will be notified of the results and you can apply for a permit. Please allow one business day for processing before visiting City hall to pay and collect your permit. 

Please refer to the fireworks regulation bylaw to determine which permit applications you will be required to submit.

Colwood, View Royal, Highlands and Langford all have Fireworks Bylaws to regulate the sale, possession, and discharge of fireworks in the community. The bylaws are in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year. 

  • A permit is required to possess or discharge any fireworks
  • You must be 18 years of age or older to obtain a permit
  • Consumer fireworks events may only take place on October 31 between 5 pm and 10 pm
  • No fireworks or firecrackers may be sold or traded in these municipalities

*The certificate of completion for the Fireworks Safety Course is valid for three years. If you took the course in 2018 or earlier you are required to take it again.  If you took the course in 2019 or 2020 you may want to take it again to refresh your safety knowledge, but you do not need to repeat the course in order to apply for a permit.  

PLEASE NOTE: The issuance of fireworks permits will be contingent on current fire conditions.

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