Visiting a Working Forest

Visiting Tree Farm Licence 26

When visiting the Municipal Forest please be aware that we have many active operations underway throughout the year.  This includes tree falling, harvesting, trucking, road construction, grading, drilling and blasting, tree planting, surveying, manual brushing, spacing, recreation maintenance, fertilization and repairs for safety issues.

For safety, DO NOT ENTER active forestry operations where posted and DO NOT ENTER through open gates at any time. Gates can be closed at any time, leaving you locked in for the night.  WorksafeBC limits access to authorized personnel only.

Occasionally some recreational trails may also be temporarily closed during activities. 

No forest products (including dead or downed trees, firewood, botanical products like moss, branches, plants, or seedlings) may be removed at any time without a permit issued by our office.  Permits may or may not be issued depending on the request and the availability of supply. There are also many long term research trials established throughout the Municipal Forest and cutting trees or removing forest materials may interfere with long term research.

The Municipal Forest boasts spectacular views, has many small lakes, single lane gravel logging roads, mature and immature timber, cut over areas, scenic vistas and trails.  Enquiries for filming within the Municipal Forest can be made to: 604-820-3762.

Florence Lake Forest Service Road/Burma Road


High use of this area should be expected at all times. This includes logging trucks, graders, and dump trucks, as well as public use throughout the year.  Pull over and allow industrial vehicles the right of way at all times.


Report Suspicious Activity or Fires

If you notice any unusual, suspicious or malicious activities in the Municipal Forest, please call our office at 604-820-3762, or if more serious or in progress call the police at 911.  Please provide as much detail as possible (vehicle licence, description, activity).

If you spot a forest fire or smoke in the Municipal Forest area, call:
911 or *5555 on your cell or  1-800-663-5555
City of Mission Forestry Dept.: 604-820-3762



Mission is home to a variety of wildlife such as blacktail deer, bobcat, black bear and cougar.  It is important to be prepared when out in the woods, and at home by securing attractants.
WildSafeBC is a program designed to reduce human-wildlife conflict through education, innovation and cooperation.  

To report aggressive wildlife - contact the conservation officer 24-hour hotline at 1-877-952-7277 or #7277 on Telus Mobility Network.