Thursday, February 23, 2017

Firewood Opportunities for the Weekend of February 25th and 26th
  1. To purchase an Island Timberlands Firewood Permit and the accompanying maps, please contact the following Visitor Centers:
  • Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre:
    • Address: 2896 Drinkwater Rd, Duncan BC V9L6C2
    • Phone: 888-303-3337
  • Parksville Visitor Centre:
    • Address: 1275 East Island Hwy, Parksville BC V9P2G3
    • Phone: 250-248-3613
  • Port Alberni Visitor Centre:
    • Address: 2533 Port Alberni Hwy, Port Alberni BC V9Y8P2
    • Phone: 250-724-6535

You must carry your valid permit with you at all times.

Check the "Access" section of this blog for gate time openings and closings

Unless otherwise noted, Public and Fund Raiser Firewood opportunities are for weekends only.

* Weekday access is permitted in the Roger Creek 4 Firewood block.
*NLR 45 gate will be open at 8:00 am and be closed at 3:00 pm

Safety equipment requirements include: chainsaw pants, sturdy work boots, eye and ear protection

Firewood is for personal use only and not to be sold.

***Notice - There have been incidents where people have been cutting firewood in non-authorized areas.  These areas may be allocated for our Commercial Firewood Cutters and the Public is not permitted to cut firewood in these areas.  Please be respectful to our Commercial Firewood cutters and only cut firewood in the areas outlined below.

There will be random checks for Permits and Safety Equipment.  If you do not have a permit or adequate safety Equipment your firewood may be confiscated, and you will be asked to leave the property. 

The following areas are open for firewood this weekend.  They are:


  1. Just to confirm, to access firewood off NLR45 this weekend I am required to go to PARKSVILLE visitor center to get a permit? They are not available anywhere in Nanaimo?

  2. That is correct. Because we will not have a fund raiser group available this weekend, the Parksville Tourist Center will be the only other place to get a permit for this area. Next weekend, there will be a Fund Raiser Group at this location and you will be able to purchase a permit on site.

  3. Is the online permit process no more?