Permits for all of our firewood areas are available online at our website or currently at two Tourist Information Centers - Port Alberni and Parksville. Note that these centers may be closed on the weekends and/or holidays.
You must have a valid firewood permit and carry it with you at all times. If you are stopped without a valid permit, you will be instructed to empty your load.
- For Port Alberni (Cameron and Ash) area firewood, go to the Port Alberni Visitor Center at 2533 Port Alberni Highway; and
- For Northwest Bay and Spider Lake area firewood, go to the Parksville Visitor Center at 1275 East Island Highway.
Safety Equipment Required:
Gear includes protective footwear, eye protection, ear protection, chainsaw pads/pants and gloves.
Safety gear is mandatory while cutting firewood; you will not be permitted to cut firewood if you cannot present your safety equipment. Permits and Firewood privileges will be revoked if you do not have the required safety gear and/or you are found to be cutting wood without it. Expect to be asked for your firewood permit and to provide an inspection of your safety equipment. There are no exceptions to these requirements.
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.