Cochrane Road: Permits for this area can only be purchased onsite at the gate located on Lower Cochrane Road. Proceeds from this week's fundraiser will benefit the Deep Bay Volunteer Fire Department.
Nanaimo Lakes Road 45: Permits for this site can only be purchased from the volunteers stationed at the NLR 45 gate. Proceeds from this week's fundraiser will benefit the 1st Nanaimo Scouts.
Firewood is for personal use only and not to be sold.
To purchase an Island Timberlands Firewood Permit and the accompanying maps, please contact the following Visitor Centers:
Parksville Visitor Centre:
Address: 1275 East Island Hwy, Parksville BC V9P2G3
Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5, closed weekends
Port Alberni Visitor Centre:
Address: 2533 Port Alberni Hwy, Port Alberni BC V9Y8P2
Hours: 7 Days a week, 9-5 until Thanksgiving weekend
Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre:
2896 Drinkwater Rd, Duncan BC V9L 6C2
Hours: Mon-Sat 9-5, closed Sundays
The following table displays the cost of a firewood permit. Visitor Centers and Fund Raiser Groups use the same cost structure.
Firewood sites and times are as follows;
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. Non-Compliance with these mandatory requirements may result in further penalties and restrictions.
You must carry your valid permit with you at all times!
Safety equipment requirements include: chainsaw pants, sturdy work boots, eye and ear protection
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.
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 above.