Phased-in Bylaw Requirements
Future phased measures promote cleaner wood-burning practices and technologies, and more stringent requirements in more densely populated areas will help reduce exposure to harmful smoke.
From September 2022, users who reside in Metro Vancouver’s Urban Containment Boundary (UCB Map) will be required to register their appliance with Metro Vancouver. To qualify for registration, the appliance must meet performance standards to ensure emissions are low. From September 2025 (2032 for the Village of Lions Bay), unregistered appliances will not be allowed to operate, except during emergencies, or if it is being operated within a low-income household.