In Guelph, fireworks displays are allowed on private property on:

  • The day before and the day of Victoria Day
  • The day before and day of Canada Day (July 1)
  • Diwali (either October or November depending on cycle of the moon)
  • Other religious events approved by the Guelph Fire Department
  • As permitted by the Guelph Fire Chief

Fireworks can be set off on approved days between 9 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. You must have a permit to set fireworks off on public property, including a park. Please email [email protected] to apply for a permit.

The sale of fireworks is restricted to seven days prior to Victoria Day and Canada Day.

Report a concern about fireworks

Call Guelph Police Service 519-824-1212 (non-emergency number). A police or bylaw officer will be dispatched as soon as possible.

Fireworks safety

  • Store fireworks in cool, dry place
  • Only use fireworks outdoors, in open areas away from buildings, dry grass, and trees
  • Do not use fireworks in high winds
  • Keep the audience at least 12.1m (40 feet) away from the discharging area
  • Keep an extinguisher or water nearby (garden hose or bucket)
  • Light one firework at a time
  • Get permission from the City before discharging fireworks on City property (parks) by submitting a special events application.
  • Put used or extinguished fireworks in a bucket of water immediately after use. Soak them overnight, drain the water and put the used fireworks in the garbage
  • Keep pets safe indoors during fireworks

Guelph’s fireworks bylaw