It is illegal to take untreated firewood out of Quebec due to the presence of the emerald ash borer, European spongy moth, and Dutch elm disease. These and other damaging forest pests often spread to new areas when people travel with firewood. As a result, it is illegal to move firewood out of a regulated area without a movement certificate from the Canadian Food and Inspection Agency (CFIA). To prevent the spread of invasive forest pest both within and between providences, the CFIA provides several firewood rules and recommendations which are summarized on our Canada page.

For all 24 provincial parks, the Société des establishments de plein air du Québec (SÉPAQ) ask visitors use only firewood provided by the park or producers right outside the park. Federal parks in Canada also ban outside firewood. Municipal and private campgrounds in Quebec often have their own firewood restrictions. Be sure to find out the rules at your destination before bringing firewood. When in doubt, buy it where you burn it.

Bringing firewood from Canada into the USA is prohibited unless the firewood is labeled and certified heat-treated. Click Read about these requirements on the USDA and CBP firewood information sheet.

Bringing firewood from the USA into Canada is prohibited unless the firewood is labeled and certified heat-treated. Canada also encourages visitors to use local firewood.

This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 19 July 2021.

Quebec Web Resources

Canada General Web Resources

Pest Specific Information For Canada

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