Currently, EG’s Fireworks By-law regulates the use and sale of fireworks, including when and where they can be set off. 

Fireworks can only be set off on your own private property between
sunset and 11 p.m. from May 20 to May 24 and from June 29 to July 3.

You must be 18 years old to set off fireworks. 

Any person in violation of the Fireworks By-law may be fined.
Please contact our By-law Department to report any fireworks complaints or
call the non-emergency YRP number at 1-866-876-5423.

Fireworks Permits and Safety Tips 



Permits are required for any firework displays outside of Canada Day and Victoria Day.  

An Application for Discharge for any fireworks display that you wish to host is required to be submitted to Emergency and Community Safety Services.  

Display Fireworks Permit  

Theatrical Fireworks Permit

Setting off fireworks is not permitted on public property unless permission from the property owner is obtained. Find more information in the Fireworks Bylaw.


Fireworks are part of many celebrations and traditions. The fire service strongly recommends attending a professional display instead of doing your own fireworks, as they can be very dangerous. 

More tips can be found on this firework safety sheet.

If you do choose to use fireworks, remember the safety tips below.  

Preparing for fireworks
  • Choose an area at least 30 m by 30 m with no trees or power lines
  • Read the instructions on each product carefully 
  • Make sure an adult lights the fireworks 
  • Keep an eye on the wind direction and strength, do not set off fireworks when winds are strong 
  • Keep a large pail of water or a garden hose nearby 
  • Bury longer fireworks half-way in the ground or sand and pack the soil and sand around it 
 Lighting fireworks 
  • Do not let children light fireworks 
  • Never hold fireworks when using them 

  • Light fireworks standing at an arm's lengths away from it 

  • Have spectators stand at least 20 m away 

  • Never try to re-light fireworks that do not fire the first time 

  • Use protective eyewear and footwear 

  • Never put fireworks in your pockets 

  • Never throw fireworks 

  • Keep pets inside during your fireworks display 

 Safety after fireworks 
  • Safety is always so important.   

  • Place all used fireworks and those that did not light in a pail of water