Cooking and warming appliance ban in City of Port Moody parks and unimproved greenspaces

Under City of Port Moody Bylaw 2835 (Port Moody Fire Protection and Emergency Response), and as a result of the local fire hazard rating reaching “extreme,” all cooking and warming appliances are banned in City parks, forested lands, and public green spaces, effective 12 noon, Thursday, July 22, 2021. This ban will remain in effect until otherwise noted.

Prohibited activities and devices include: any open fire for personal warmth or cooking; portable wood burning devices; tiki torches; and sky lanterns. The ban also applies to CSA- or UL-rated cooking stoves that utilize propane or charcoal briquettes, or portable campfire devices that utilize charcoal briquettes, or liquid or gaseous fuels.

Port Moody Fire Rescue maintains a four-step fire hazard rating with signage displayed at the northwest corner of Ioco Road and Murray Street, and the digital billboards located at the Ioco Road/Barnet Highway intersection and on Barnet Highway near the former landfill site. This rating has been elevated to “extreme.” The ban will remain in effect until there is significant rainfall in the region. As a reminder, smoking is not permitted in City parks at any time, and open fires are banned year-round within the municipal boundaries of the City of Port Moody.