Members of the public who wish to cut a Christmas Tree on Crown land for personal use must have a Free Use Permit for a Christmas Tree from each Natural Resource District where they intend to cut, signed by the appropriate District Manager or designate.
Each district is operated differently so please contact the individual districts where you plan on cutting for more information, and remember to carry your permit with you at all times.
What you need to know
There is no charge for the permit, however permittees must:
Please be aware that some areas of the province may not have Christmas trees available for harvest. In addition, you cannot cut a Christmas tree from, private lands, plantations, research areas, parks, areas adjacent to rivers, streams, lakes or swamps, juvenile-spaced areas and any other areas reserved for a special use.
Safety and natural resource roads
Natural resource roads are typically one-lane or two-lane gravel roads built for industrial purposes to access natural resources in remote areas.
Leave home prepared - bring ropes, gloves, tools, tire chains, a first aid kit, phone and warm clothing.
Most forest service roads and natural resource roads are radio-assisted, but not all roads are radio-controlled. Road users are reminded not to drive exclusively according to the radio.
If you have a question or require further information, contact your local natural resource district office.
Keep your pet safe! Remember that:
To determine which district you are interested in a permit from, refer to the district/region map.
Thompson - Okanagan
Chilliwack (no permit available)
Haida Gwaii (no online permit)