Fireworks Regulation Bylaw No. 8865 regulates the sale, possession and discharge of fireworks in Saanich.
- You can set off fireworks on October 31 only, between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
- You need a fireworks permit to possess or discharge fireworks in Saanich.
- We issue permits to those 18 years and older who successfully complete a Saanich Fire Department fireworks safety course within the last three years.
- You may not buy or sell fireworks in Saanich.
Apply for a fireworks permit
- Complete a Schedule A - Fireworks Permit Application.
- If your fireworks event is occuring on another person's property, complete a property owner agreement Schedule C - Property Owner Agreement for Fireworks
- If you have not completed a fireworks safety course in 2020 or 2021, review the Fire Department's 2022 Fireworks Safety Course
- Complete the Fireworks Safety Exam 2022
- Save and email your completed Fireworks Application Form, property owner agreement (if applicable) and Fireworks Safety Exam to email@example.com.
- Fire Department staff will confirm receipt and provide directions for fireworks permit payment and pickup.
The deadline to get a fireworks permit is 2 p.m. on October 31.
- Choose a safe outdoor area. Ideally it’s a bare area of ground away from buildings, overhead obstructions, trees, vehicles, dry grass and other flammables.
- Have spectators watch from a safe distance of at least 20 metres.
- Use a lighting stick to light fireworks, rather than matches or lighters.
- Have a large bucket of water, sand or a garden hose ready at the fire site.
- Leave “duds” untouched for a minimum of 30 minutes.
- Dispose spent firework casings in a container of water.
Remember the 3 “Nevers”
- Never point or throw fireworks at anyone or anything – people, pets, cars or buildings.
- Never hold fireworks in your hand while lighting them.
- Never attempt to re-light or move fireworks that fail to go off.