firewood burning in a campfire

Local firewood only- the Emerald Ash Borer

Bringing firewood into the park is not permitted, unless it is local. This restriction is out of our hands. Please read below about the ash borer.

The emerald ash borer has killed millions of ash trees in southwestern Ontario, Michigan and surrounding states. It poses a major economic and environmental threat to urban and forested areas in both countries.

The emerald ash borer attacks and kills all species of ash, except mountain ash which is not a true ash. With artificial spread, where people move infested ash materials and firewood to new areas, this insect can quickly spread to other areas of Canada.

Federal regulatory measures prohibit the movement of specific materials including any ash material and firewood of all species from specific areas of Ontario and Quebec. Anyone violating these restrictions is subject to a fine and/or prosecution

Help slow the spread of the emerald ash borer in Canada. Learn more about the CFIA’s “Don’t Move Firewood” campaign and movement restrictions currently in place.

For more information on the emerald ash borer, please call 1-866-463-6017.

Photos of the Emerald ash borer.