Note - The Extension Road area is considered 'Northwest Bay' as well in our dropdown listing of operating areas.
If you are have difficulties, please email email@example.com and we will respond to you. You can also call 250-468-6810 and leave a voicemail.
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.
There are two ways to purchase a firewood permit:
First, we have introduced online permit sales from our website. Our website is undergoing maintenance and we hope permits will be for sale on Saturday.
Second, permits and associated maps are available for purchase at two visitor information centers on Vancouver Island:
- For Shawnigan area - the Cowichan Regional Visitor Center at 2896 Drinkwater Road (250-746-4636) in Duncan; hours are 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday, and closed Sundays;
- For Port Alberni - the Port Alberni Visitor Center at 2533 Port Alberni Hwy; hours are 9am-5pm daily.
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.