Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Firewood Opportunities for the Weekend of February 27-28

Two areas are open for firewood for this weekend: Northwest Bay and Port Alberni (Cameron and Ash).  For those interested, there is a new area available for the Northwest Bay firewood in the Qualicum region off Ashling Road.

Permits for these areas are available online at our website or at two Tourist Information Centers - Port Alberni and Parksville, for firewood harvesting in their respective areas.

You must carry your permit with you at all times.  If you are stopped without a permit, you will have to dump your load.
  • For Port Alberni area firewood, go to the Port Alberni Visitor Center at 2533 Port Alberni Highway; and
  • For Northwest Bay area firewood, go to the Parksville Visitor Center at 1275 East Island Highway.
There is no firewood available in any other area at this time.

Safety Equipment Required:
Gear includes protective footwear, eye protection, ear protection, chainsaw pads/pants and gloves.

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.

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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