- 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
- Address: 1275 East Island Hwy, Parksville BC V9P2G3
- Phone: 250-248-3613
- 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.
*NLR 45 gate will be open at 8:00 am and be closed at 4:00 pm
This weekend the Fund Raiser Group at NLR 45 will also be holding a Bottle Drive! Bring out your bottles and cans and replace them with a load of firewood :)
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: