Metro Vancouver adopted Residential Indoor Wood Burning Emission Regulation Bylaw 1303 in March 2020.
The bylaw is intended to reduce emissions from residential indoor wood burning across the region.
Users of indoor wood-burning appliances must use best burning practices when allowed to operate their appliances.
Residential indoor wood-burning appliances cannot be used between May 15 and September 15, every year, unless:
- The wood-burning appliance is operated within an off-grid residence located outside the Urban Containment Boundary
- The wood-burning appliance is the only source of heat in a residence
- There is an emergency (such as a gas or electrical outage lasting 3 hours or more)
Metro Vancouver offers a wood stove exchange program that provides a rebate for exchanging an old uncertified wood-burning appliance for a new low emission appliance.
You can find information on Metro Vancouver’s Wood Stove Exchange Program webpage.
For more information, please contact Metro Vancouver