Friday, December 18, 2015

Firewood Opportunities for the Weekends of Dec 19-20 and Dec 26-27

Three areas are open for firewood for the last two weekends of 2015:  Northwest Bay, Cameron and Ash.

Permits can be purchased online at our website or at two Tourist Information Centers - Port Alberni and Parksville.

  • For Port Alberni area firewood, go to the Port Alberni Visitor Center at 2533 Port Alberni Hwy; hours are 9am-5pm daily.
  • For Northwest Bay area firewood, go to the Parksville Visitor Center at 1275 East Island Highway.

There is no firewood available in the Shawnigan, Chemainus, Oyster, Buckley Bay, Port McNeill, Powell River or Extension areas at this time.

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, chainsaw pads/pants and gloves.

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.


  1. Will there be firewood be available in Shawnigan area in the new year? Thanks!

  2. We do not have any firewood opportunities for the public planned for Shawnigan early in the new year. We will post here when we have an area available.