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The Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program provides rebates for exchanging wood stoves for cleaner heating options including heat pumps, gas and more. There are various Wood Stove Exchange Programs administered throughout British Columbia. Please visit the Province of BC Wood Stove Exchange Programs List for current programs.

Available Rebates

  • Access $250-$500 in rebates towards replacing qualifying wood appliances.
  • Some communities provide a top up in addition to the provincial rebates, ranging from $50 to $500.
  • Some participating dealers may offer discounts in addition to the provincial rebates.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Eligibility requirements vary depending on the specific local program. Please refer to the specific local program for eligibility requirements.
  • Old stoves must not be used again and must be destroyed. To destroy a stove:
    • Remove the doors
    • Bash in the flue collar
    • Remove the firebrick from the appliance
    • Deliver the body to the designated public works yards or transfer station where it can be picked up by a recycler
    • Check with your local program to determine what procedures are set up for destroying and recycling old stoves in your region.

How to Apply

  1. Find your local exchange program and contact the organizers.
  2. Go through the steps outlined by your local program. Following the local process is essential to qualifying for a rebate. This will generally require you to provide proof your old stove has been in use, qualifying replacement appliance has been installed in compliance with local building regulations, and your old stove destroyed.
  3. Apply for and receive the provincial rebate. The provincial rebate is:
    • $400 for an exchange from an old wood stove to an electric heat pump, pellet stove, or natural gas or propane appliance.
    • $250 for an exchange from an old wood stove to a new certified wood burning appliance or an electric insert.
    • The total rebate will never be more than the cost of the appliance.

Deadlines

Deadlines vary depending on the program. Please refer your local exchange program for program application requirements. CleanBC is not responsible for incorrect or out of date information displayed on this webpage.

Participating Communities

Community

Program Website

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District ACRD Home Page
Bulkley Valley and Lakes District Bulkley Valley Lakes District Airshed Management Society
Coldstream/Lavington/Lumby Lavington Life Society
Comox Valley Regional District CVRD Wood Smoke Reduction Program
Cowichan Valley Regional District Clean Air Cowichan
Fraser Valley Regional District FVRD Wood Stove Exchange Program
Golden and District Golden and District Air
Kamloops Kamloops Wood Stove & Fireplace Rebate Program
Kelowna and Central Okanagan Central Okanagan Wood Stove Change Out
Metro Vancouver Metro Vancouver Wood Stove Exchange Program
Nanaimo Nanaimo Wood Stove Changeout Program
Prince George and unincorporated areas of the Fraser – Fort George Regional District Prince George Wood Stove Exchange Program
qathet Regional District (Powell River and surrounding areas) qathet Regional District
Regional District of Central Kootenay RDCK Wood Stove Exchange Program
Regional District of Kootenay Boundary RDKB Wood Stove Exchange Program
Regional District of Nanaimo RDN Wood Stove Exchange Program
Sea to Sky Region (Squamish to Lillooet regional district) Sea to Sky Clean Air Society
Strathcona Regional District SRD Wood Stove Exchange Program
Sunshine Coast Regional District Sunshine Coast Wood Stove Exchange Program
Vanderhoof District Vanderhoof Wood Stove Exchange Program
Village of Valemount Valemount Home Page

Other

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Program Contact Information

Contact information varies depending on the program in question. Please refer to the Province of BC 2018 Wood Stove Exchange Programs List for current programs and program contact information.