Friday, October 9, 2015

Firewood permit sales for the Thanksgiving long weekend

Permits for firewood harvesting are available this weekend in the Port Alberni and the Duncan/Shawnigan area this weekend at their respective Tourism Information Centers:
  • For Shawnigan area - the Cowichan Regional Visitor Center at 2896 Drinkwater Road (250-746-4636) in Duncan; hours are 9am-5pm Friday-Saturday, closed Sunday and open holiday Monday 9am-12pm;
  • For Port Alberni - the Port Alberni Visitor Center at 2533 Port Alberni Hwy; hours are 9am-5pm daily.
Permits for firewood harvesting in the Northwest Bay, Buckley Bay and Oyster areas are available only only.  You can also purchase permits for the Shawnigan and Port Alberni areas online.

There is no firewood available in the Chemainus, Nanaimo or Extension areas at this time.

If you are have difficulties, please email and we will respond to you on the next business day.  If you do not receive two emails immediately after purchasing your permit, one from us and the other from PayPal, the transaction has not been successful.  Try refreshing your page and use another credit card.

Safety Equipment Required:
Safety gear is mandatory while cutting; you will not be sold a firewood permit if you cannot present your safety gear before you enter the site and privileges will be revoked if you do not wear it while cutting.  Gear includes protective footwear, eye protection, ear protection and chainsaw pads/pants.
Safety is our priority.

No permits will be sold at any gate for cash.

You must have a copy of your firewood permit on you at all times when cutting firewood, and transporting it to your residence.  It can be on paper, or on a tablet or smartphone.

Please review gate timing on the 'Access Information' blog post for this weekend to ensure you are not too early or too late to get your firewood.

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