The Village of Valemount regulates open air burning within the Village in an effort to ensure that all burning is done in a responsible manner and does not pose a potential risk to people or property. Any person wishing to start open air burning within the Village must first obtain a permit from the Village office. A burning permit for any form of open air burning is required between March 1 and October 30 of each year.
Burning is only permitted for brush material such as tree limbs and branches, bush trimmings, leaves or raked grass. Burning of other domestic waste such as construction materials or treated wood is not permitted. Open air burning should be conducted at a safe distance from buildings, structures, trees, bushes, orther other combustable articles. The burning permit holder is ultimately responsible for controlling and extinguishing the fire, and for any potential damages caused by the fire. Open Air Burning Bylaw
Backyard fire pits and cooking fires are allowed between 7:00 am and 1:00 am without having to obtain a permit from the Village, so long as the fire is properly contained and monitored.