The Regional Air Quality Program is a joint initiative of the City of Kelowna, Regional District of Central Okanagan, District of Peachland, City of West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation and the District of Lake Country.
The Air Quality Program helps protect and improve the region’s air through education, awareness, and pollution prevention programs.
Contact the Regional Air Quality Coordinator (email@example.com) at 250-469-8408 or visit these pages for program initiatives and information.
Outdoor Burning Information
Those with permits must call the Outdoor Burning Hotline 1-855-262-BURN (2876) before igniting burn piles to determine if outdoor burning is allowed.
Open Burning Season begins October 1 - View News Release
Depending on the fire hazard, the season normally runs October 1st to April 30th throughout the Central Okanagan.
It is illegal to burn prohibited materials, including, but not limited to:
- Compostable materials (e.g. leaves, grass clippings)
- Vegetative debris resulting from land cleared for a different use (e.g. farmland to residential development)
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Regional Air Quality Coordinator