Beach Fire Pits and Public Park Barbequing

Here in Penticton, we love an opportunity to gather on the beach. At certain times throughout the year, you'll find fire pits in the sand that are available for public use. These can be used on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please bring your own firewood (no pallets, no prohibited materials, no metal or nails). For information about outdoor fires, visit the Fire Department's Outdoor Burning webpage.

Are the Fire Pits Open?

If the metal fire pit rings can be seen on the beach, fires are allowed. Note that during hot weather, the pits may be closed and temporarily removed at the discretion of the City's Public Works Department. 

Fire Pit Locations

  • Okanagan Beach: Two are located on the beach near the intersection of Power Street and Lakeshore Drive (across from Lakawanna Park).
  • Skaha Beach: Two are located on the beach along the promenade, near the volleyball courts.
  • Sudbury Beach at Skaha Lake: One is on the beach just west of the parking lot and concession.


When the sun comes out, so do the BBQ tongs. Outdoor propane or briquette barbecues are welcome in most Penticton parks and beaches, providing:

  • They are only used for preparing food.
  • Open fires/flames are only allowed in designated fire pits.
  • Avoid damage: Do not place hot barbecues on plastic picnic tables or benches.
  • Do not dispose of hot briquettes/embers in garbage cans or in any park location.
  • Due to fire hazards, barbecues are not permitted in parks with natural dry grass areas including Munson Mountain, Esplanade, Wiltse Nature Park, KVR Trail, etc.

For additional information regarding outdoor fireplaces or open burning, please contact the Penticton Fire Department 250-490-2300 or email