Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wednesday April 12, 2017

Firewood Opportunities for the Long Weekend of April 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th 2017 NLR gate will not be open on April 17th


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
The following table displays the cost of a firewood permit.  Visitor Centers and Fund Raiser Groups use the same cost structure.



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 *Gate will not be open on April 17


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:



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