Chilliwack Firewood Permit information

Qualifications: 

To qualify for a Free Use Permit, you must not own or occupy land where there is sufficient timber that is reasonably accessible for use as firewood.

Important points:

  1. The firewood is for personal use only and can not be sold to others.
  2. If you wish to collect firewood in the Chilliwack River Valley you will be required to obtain a Letter of Agreement (Permit) from the Ts’elweyeqw Forestry Limited Partnership as well as the Free Use Permit.
  3. If you wish to collect firewood in the Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest (CLCCF), you will require a Free Use Permit obtained from this website, as well as a Permit or Letter of Agreement from the CLCCF.
  4. The term of the Free Use Permit is 1 year or less. For permits in the Chilliwack River Valley or Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest, the term will be stated in the Permit or Letter of Agreement issued by the Ts’elweyeqw Forestry Limited Partnership or CLCCF.
  5. The Free Use Permit is limited to only 5 cords (approx. 18 m3 or 12 regular pickup loads).
  6. Only one Free Use Permit per household is allowed.
  7. The Free Use Permit will only be valid if the name and address on the Free Use Permit (and if applicable, the Permit or Letter of Agreement issued by the Ts'elweyeqw Forestry Limited Partnership or CLCCF) match the name and address on your driver’s licence.
  8. Cutting is confined to the area outlined on the Free Use Permit map or on the map included with the Permit or Letter of Agreement issued by the Ts'elweyeqw Forestry Limited Partnership or CLCCF. You can only choose one map per Free Use Permit.
  9. The Vedder Mountain permit area is only for collecting firewood from dead and down trees adjacent to (30 metres each side of the road) the Vedder Mountain Forest Service Road as shown on the Vedder Mountain area map (PDF 524 KB)
  10. The Chilliwack River Valley and Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest areas are only for collecting firewood from dead and down logging debris (no standing trees may be cut).

Please note that a 4X4 vehicle is highly recommended to access these areas.

To use this on-line application process, you must: 

Have a personal email address, or have access to an email address.

The permit, in this process, will be sent to your email address for viewing and printing. 

If you wish to collect firewood in the Vedder Mountain area, print this Vedder Mountain area map (PDF 524 KB) This map must be attached to the Free Use Permit that will be sent to you in an email.

If you wish to collect firewood in the Chilliwack River Valley, use the following contact information to obtain a Permit or Letter of Agreement from the Ts’elweyeqw Forestry Limited Partnership. Please note that it is important to contact the Ts’elweyeqw Forestry Limited Partnership before going to their office to obtain you Permit or Letter of Agreement.

Ts’elweyeqw Forestry Limited Partnership
Building 8A – 7201 Vedder Road,
Chilliwack, B.C. V2R 4G5


Phone: (604) 824-2692
Fax: (604) 824-1247 or www.ttml.ca

If you wish to collect firewood in the Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest, use the following
contact information to obtain a Permit or Letter of Agreement from the CLCCF. Please note that it is
important to contact the CLCCF before going to their office to obtain your permit or letter of
agreement.

Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest
314 Hudson Bay Street,
Hope, B.C. V0X 1L0


Phone: (604) 869-0013
email: firewood@clccf.ca or www.CLCCF.ca

If you qualify, the Free Use Permit may be obtained by completing the Online Form. Once you receive
the Free Use Permit by email and have printed it off, please remember that if you are collecting firewood
from the Vedder Mountain area, you must also print off the Vedder Mountain area map.

Important: Once you have obtained your Free Use Permit, maps and your Letter of Agreement from either Ts'elweyeqw Forestry Limited Partnership or CLCCF, all the documents must be on site when collecting the firewood and in the vehicle when transporting the firewood.