*UPDATED May 8*
Our warming weather is leading to increasing forest fire risk conditions. This has caused the curtailment of firewood cutting opportunities.
1. In Errington/Qualicum: No firewood will be available here this weekend.
2. In Nanoose Bay: No firewood will be available here this weekend.
3. In South Nanaimo: No firewood will be available here this weekend.
For non-fundraiser firewood:
For Saturday cutting only:
In Shawnigan (Glenora) and Chemainus (Copper Canyon): Firewood permits can be purchased at the Cowichan Regional Visitor Center in Duncan, next to the Forest Discovery Center. Their hours fluctuate in the spring months; we advise you call ahead to make sure they are open when you plan to visit to purchase a permit - 1-888-303-3337. See the gate opening post for information on gate timing.
In Port Alberni: Firewood permits can be purchased at the Visitor Information Center at the east side of town. The hours can fluctuate so give them a call first at 250-724-6535 to see if they are open. They will provide a map to three areas open for firewood cutting close to town.