It’s fireworks season.

In the lead up to Halloween, the City of Campbell River is reminding residents that a permit is required before setting off fireworks. 

The city says the permit must be purchased two weeks before using fireworks. The deadline to purchase a permit is October 17th. Each permit is $40 and are available at the downtown fire hall from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm from Monday to Friday.

The city is also reminding residents to have a safe Halloween by:

  • Knowing and following fireworks regulations
  • Following all the instructions provided with the fireworks
  • Choosing an appropriate location to maximize safety
  • Properly disposing of fireworks packaging and making sure there are no smoldering parts

Campbell River firefighters will also be hosting a fireworks display on Halloween night at the Sportsplex. The display is part of the Campbell River No. 2 Fire Hall Association’s annual Halloween event. 

This year, there will be hot chocolate, hotdogs and fireworks. The event is by donation. The night will start at 8:00 pm. 

For more information on fireworks permit applications, visit the city’s fireworks bylaw