Firewood Permits
Firewood cutting permits may be available, depending on operational and weather conditions, on Island Timberlands private forest land at designated locations.
Firewood cutting permits may be purchased online (see right) or at select Visitor Information Centres.

Safety Equipment

Required safety equipment:

  • Chainsaw pants
  • Sturdy work boots
  • Eye and Ear protection

Random onsite checks are made for permits and safety equipment. If you do not have a permit or the required safety equipment, your firewood may be confiscated and you will be asked to leave the property. Non-compliance may result in further penalties and restrictions. You must carry your valid permit with you at all times.

Note: Some areas may be allocated to commercial firewood cutters and the public is not permitted to cut firewood in these areas. Please be respectful of commercial firewood cutters and only cut firewood in permitted areas.

Roger’s Creek 4 (RC4) Open up to 2kms
Online (See right)


Port Alberni Visitors Center
(Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm)


Jack 250-723-5851
Ron 250-720-8922
Dan 250-735-6093
Chad 250-720-8922
Bob 250-723-9727

Open 8am-4pm up to 2kms
Franklin River Rd. Anderson Ave to Franklin River Rd. Take first left
Online (See right)


Port Alberni Visitors Center
(Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm)

155@6km and left on 155-63. West off Hwy19 at Northwest Bay, 6km up 155 Main on the main line and left up 155-63
Online (See right)


Parksville Visitors Center
(Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

Open 8am-4pm
*Note: Please do not block the road on 155-63. Tree planting crews are working in the area.
Firewood Permit Application Form
Current Firewood Cutting Opportunities:

Firewood cutting opportunities on Island Timberlands private land are available in designated locations on weekends only.

Accepted vehicle types listed below: Pricing is per load (max of two loads per day). Additional fees are applied for vehicles with firewood rails and trailers.
Optional Add-ons:
Subtotal: $0.00
Upon submitting application you will be re-directed to PayPal. A permit will be emailed to you following completion of payment.
View Terms & Conditions
Firewood Permit Terms & Conditions
  1. The Permit Holder freely accepts and fully assumes all risks of injury, dangers, hazards and damages that the Permit Holder may suffer by entering Island Timberlands land. Island Timberlands has no liability to the Permit Holder for these assumed risks.
  2. The Permit Holder waives any and all claims that the Permit Holder has or may have in the future against Island Timberlands and its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the "Releasees") and releases the Releasees from any and all liability for any loss, damage, expense or injury including death that the Permit Holder may suffer, or the Permit Holder's next of kin my suffer resulting from or arising out of entering Island Timberlands land due to any cause whatsoever, including negligence.
  3. The Permit Holder and any persons accompanying the Permit Holder shall indemnify and save harmless, Island Timberlands from and against and losses, damages, claims, demands, suits, actions arising from or resulting out of the entering of Island Timberlands lands.
  4. The Permit Holder agrees to comply with the relevant legislation, posted signs and Island Timberlands policies while on Island Timberlands lands. The Permit Holder may be require to follow special conditions when traveling on Island Timberlands roads. It is the Permit Holders responsibility to become aware of these conditions.
  5. The Permit Holder agrees to comply with all relevant forestry and environmental legislation including, but not limited to, keeping ditches free of material and removing personal litter.
  6. This permit is for own use and bust be carried when cutting or transporting material. Materials may not be sold or traded.
  7. The Permit Holder and any person accompanying the Permit Holder must follow safe work practices and use appropriate personal protective equipment.
  8. Material may only be cut in the designated area. Only non-merchantable wood may be cut and removed. Do not cut any standing or wind blown trees.
  9. This permit is subject to cancellation at any time.