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Firewood cutting opportunities are not currently available. Please check back for updates.



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

When available, Firewood Cutting Permits can be purchased 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

Where Can I Purchase a Firewood Cutting Permit?
When available, Mosaic Firewood Cutting Permits can be purchased online through the Mosaic website (below), or at participating Tourist Information Centres:

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

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

Cowichan Visitor Centre
2896 Drinkwater Rd, Duncan BC
Phone: 888-303-3337
Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5,
Closed weekends

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.

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 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.

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 9, 2019)

Firewood cutting opportunities are not currently available on Mosaic forest lands. Please check back for updates.