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Firewood cutting opportunities are available on weekends at designated locations.



Mosaic offers firewood cutting opportunities as part of its sustainable approach to forest management.

Firewood Cutting Permits can be purchased online (below) or at participating Visitor Centres, to cut firewood at designated locations on weekends only for personal use, such as heating a home. Firewood cutting opportunities will change based on weather and operational conditions and may be restricted to ensure public and worker safety, protection of the environment, and the security of assets.

Firewood FAQs

What safety equipment do I need to cut firewood?
Safety is Mosaic’s highest priority, no exceptions. When you have a permit and are cutting firewood on Mosaic forest lands, you must wear:

  • 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 gear, your firewood may be confiscated and you will be asked to leave the property. Further penalties and restrictions may also apply.

Where Can I Purchase a Firewood Cutting Permit?
Mosaic Firewood Cutting Permits can be purchased online anytime through the Mosaic website (below), or at participating Visitor Centres during business hours:

Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre
2896 Drinkwater Rd, Duncan BC
Phone: 250-746-4636
Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5,
Sat-Sun 10-4

Parksville Visitor Centre
1275 East Island Hwy, Parksville BC
Phone: 250-248-3613
Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5
Closed weekends

Port Alberni Regional Visitor Centre
2533 Port Alberni Hwy, Port Alberni BC
Phone: 250-724-6535
Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5,
Sat 10-3, Sun 10-2

How long and what location is the Firewood Cutting Permit good for?
Mosaic Firewood Cutting Permits are valid for the day and location selected at the time of purchase. Firewood cutting opportunities are available on weekends only.

When I'm there, how will I know I'm in the right area?
Maps of designated firewood cutting areas are provided when you purchase your permit.

What will happen if I don’t have a permit or I am cutting where I am not authorized to?
Cutting firewood in unauthorized areas, or cutting without a permit can result in fines, confiscation of the wood, and possibly other penalties and restrictions. Do not cut any standing trees.

Current Firewood Opportunities

(This information last updated September 13, 2019)