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by Noah Murray
When you live in a place that’s cold almost all year round, you’ll need a good supply of firewood. Luckily, this is what we’ve written about today.
We’ve gone all around the city looking for the best places to grab firewood from and have come up with this list. We picked shops based on their reputation, products, and prices.
Ready to get warm and toasty? Then let’s read all about the best stores for firewood in Edmonton.
How Much Does Firewood Cost in Edmonton?
Before we begin, we’ve got to tackle how much this is all going to cost.
For any product that you buy regularly, you’ll naturally want the best balance between cost and quality. When it comes to firewood, it all boils down to the type of wood.
To keep things relatively simple, you’ll need to choose between softwood and hardwood for your fire. Generally, hardwoods are better for indoor fires and burn longer, but can cost more than softwood.
We’ve summarized the prices and products of the stores in our list in the table below to help you see the differences at a glance.
|Quality Landscaping Supplies||Birch Firewood 2 X 4 Rack (approximately 65 Pieces)||$85.00|
|Birch Firewood 4 X 4 Rack (approximately 150 Pieces)||$170.00|
|Burnco||Bigbag Birch Firewood||$330.99|
|Bigbag Pine Firewood||$219.99|
|The Firewood Farm||Cubic Meter Tamarack Tote (includes $20 refundable bag deposit)||$120.00|
|Small Tamarack Bundle||$15.00|
|Rockland||Birch Firewood Bag 40″ x 24″||$35.00|
|Birch Large Firewood Bag 3′ x 3′ x 3′ – Approximately 1/4 Cord||$250.00|
|Spruce Firewood Bag 40″ x 24″||$35.00|
|Spruce Large Firewood Bag 3′ x 3′ x 3′ – Approximately 1/4 Cord||$180.00|
|Lowe’s||Xtraflame 0.3-cu-ft Kindling Wood||$7.99|
|Xtraflame 0.75-cu ft Firewood||$11.99|
|Xtraflame Firewood 24 CuFt||$134.00|
|1-Cubic Yard Bulk Bag – Firewood||$299.00|
|Xtraflame Eco Log 10PK||$6.99|
|PureLog Eco Logs 8 Pk||$3.99|
|Duraflame Wax Logs 6×4 Lb.||$34.99|
The Best Firewood in Edmonton
Now that you know how much firewood costs, you’re ready to find out where to buy it. Let’s take a look at our picks for the top firewood stores in Edmonton.
1. Quality Landscaping Supplies, Inc.
|SERVICES||Firewood, Bark, Topsoil, Landscaping Rock, Mulch, Landscaping Supplies|
|ADDRESS||13720 142 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta-T6V 1H9|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: (780) 488-8655 |
Email: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Summer Hours|
Monday to Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only
Quality Landscaping Supplies is a family-owned business that was founded in 1999 to provide landscaping materials for the residents of Edmonton and the adjacent areas nearby. They offer free estimates for any product and provide deliveries in the greater Edmonton area.
Whether you need screened topsoil, decorative rocks, or red-dyed mulch for your garden, you’re guaranteed to find something to take home from here. During the winter, they can even help remove snow from your home or the front of your office!
Quality Landscaping Supplies offers birch firewood in two bundles consisting of approximately 65 and 150 pieces respectively, which can either be delivered to your door or personally picked up. We like that they offer birch because it has a colourful flame and has minimal ashes, making it ideal for both indoor and outdoor use.
Moreover, we’re a fan of Quality Landscaping Supplies because they don’t just offer products—their staff are experts in design and can offer you recommendations on the best materials to choose. Whether it’s deciding between stones or wood, they’ll help you out for the best results.
2. Burnco Landscape Centre
|SERVICES||Firewood, Bulk Products, Fabric, Tools & Edging, Hardscape Products, Natural Stone, Packaged Products, Plants & Sod, Pond Supplies, Turf, Furnishing & Lighting|
6125 75 Street NW, Edmonton, AB
7811 – 44A Street NW, Edmonton, AB
11703 – 199 Street NW, Edmonton, AB
|CONTACT DETAILS||Edmonton Central|
Phone: (780) 466-6650
Phone: (780) 466-5200
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (780) 455-8615
Email: edmonton[email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Edmonton Central|
Monday to Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Monday to Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Monday to Friday: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Burnco Landscape Centre was established in 1987 with the mission to create a one-stop shop for landscaping materials. Offering its services to both contractors and individual customers, this fourth-generation family business now has sixty locations around North America.
Each store provides a wide array of materials that you can choose from such as decorative rock, paving stones, retaining walls, just to name a few. They also carry raw materials like sand gravel, soil, and firewood as well as other tools for your landscaping needs.
Visiting their locations treats you to their outdoor displays, which is essentially a showroom that demonstrates the applications of their products in different scenarios. This helps you imagine what certain products and items might look like in your home or construction project.
It’s not all about landscaping at Burnco, as they also offer fire pit kits that allow you to build one in your own backyard. You can also stack it with one of the two kinds of firewood they offer, pine and birchwood.
Pine is a softwood with a higher resin count that will burn swiftly, serving as excellent kindling with minimal smoke that’s perfect for the outdoors. Birch, on the other hand, is a hardwood, which burns brighter, making it perfect for fireplaces because of its pleasing fragrance but it can be used outdoors as well.
After ordering from Burnco, the firewood is delivered to your doorstep and stacked, arriving in either 1/3 cords (43 cubic feet) or 1/2 cords (64 cubic feet). If you prefer, they can also be palletized for your convenience, which takes the stress out of organizing them later on.
3. The Firewood Farm
|SERVICES||Cubic Meter Tamarack Tote, Small Tamarack Bundle, Tamarack Chopping Stumps|
|ADDRESS||20250 18 St NW, Edmonton, AB|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: (587) 771-2822 |
Email: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Summer Hours |
Monday to Friday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday to Sunday: By Appointment Only
The Firewood Farm is an Albertan business that’s operated by a family of farmers, aiming to provide residents with non-GMO and purely organic firewood. All the firewood on sale is purely from within Canada.
They offer Tamarack or Eastern larch which is a straight-grained softwood that’s easy to ignite and emits a good amount of heat. It’s considered one of the top choices for firewood and is the only kind that’s sold by The Firewood Farm.
They’re sold in two variations here—the first being the Cubic Meter Tamarack Tote which measures approximately 1/5 of a cord and can produce up to 5.7 million BTUs. The second is the Small Tamarack Bundle which is a more portable option for bringing on an outdoor trip, wherein 3 to 4 bundles will last for an entire evening.
Oddly enough, we like The Firewood Farm because they also offer Tamarack Chopping Stumps! Although you might think that’s just for splitting wood into smaller pieces, it’s also a stylish natural piece of furniture you can set a glass of wine on or use as a stool.
Moreover, if you buy 2 Cubic Meter Totes on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, The Firewood Farm offers free local delivery which normally costs $30 on other days. Alternatively, you can choose to pick it up at their location any day of the week as well.
|SERVICES||Boulders, Firewood, Tools & Accessories, Gravel & Sand, Hardscapes, Natural Walls & Steps, Decorative Rocks, Water Features & Pumps, Soil, Bark & Mulch, Natural Flagstone, Sod, Seed, Fertilizer, Artificial Grass, Commercial Snow Clearing, Ice Management, Street & Parking Lot Sanding/Sweeping|
1304 – 103A Street SW, Edmonton, AB
25422 Villeneuve Rd, St. Albert, AB
Suite 212, 3-11 Bellerose Drive, St. Albert, Alberta, T8N 5C9
Phone: (780) 660-9391
Phone: (780) 239-7625
Email: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm|
Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday/Holidays: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Rockland is proudly Canadian-owned and operated, initially providing landscaping operations when it was first founded in 2004. Today, they’ve expanded their services and offerings covering landscaping materials, accessories, and commercial services.
We like Rockland because of the diverse products they offer and their involvement in the local community. They have donated landscaping services to schools, hospitals, and even local minor sports leagues.
The firewood they sell here has already been seasoned and is ready to light up to keep you toasty and warm. They offer premium woods that are easy to ignite, burn slowly, and are good to use for roasting marshmallows or S’mores.
For outdoor fires, you’ll want to go with their Birch offering, which emits a sturdy flame and will burn for a long time. If you want wood that’s good for your fireplace or firepit, then go with Spruce, which splits easily and doesn’t have a strong fragrance.
Both kinds of firewood are offered in two kinds of packaging, the first of which is a convenient 40″ x 24″ Firewood Bag, which is ideal for an evening or two. The other is the Large Firewood Bag which is approximately 1/4 cord or 3 cubic feet that can be stored for future use.
|PRODUCTS & SERVICES||Firewood, Fire Logs, Firestarters |
Complete List of Products
|ADDRESS||10450 42nd Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, T6J 6X4|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: (780) 437-8080|
Fax: (780) 435-2020
PRO Desk: (587) 599-2961
Toll Free: 1-888-985-6937
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Lowe’s Home Improvement is one of the most popular hardware and storage solutions stores in Canada because it offers almost everything you’ll need for your home. Whether it’s a chandelier, tool storage, firepits, or firewood, you’ll find it here.
Speaking of firewood, Lowe’s offers kiln-dried recycled firewood from Xtraflame in two resealable packages of 0.3 and 0.75 cubic feet. They also have a larger corded 24 cubic feet that’s a mixture of beech, maple, and oak that’s split into 16-inch pieces.
They also have an unbranded 1 Cubic Yard of seasoned firewood sold in a resealable tote bulk bag. The only downside is that the type of wood is not indicated and is subject to change depending on which store location you buy it from, which we’re not a fan of.
This bulk bag contains around 95-110 pieces of locally sourced wood and is designed to be used both indoors and outdoors. Delivery is available in only specific stores, so you’ll have to call them beforehand.
Lowe’s also carries Xtraflame Eco Premium Fire Logs, which are tapered off into squared edges to provide a more sturdy stack of logs in the fireplace. These are 10 pieces of small pure hardwood with each log burning for about 3-4 hours, but on the downside, you’ll also need about 3-4 logs for a decent fire.
If you’re interested in eco logs, they have it here too, which is supposed to produce half of the emissions of regular firewood but can be difficult to ignite. Alternatively, you can grab a bag of Duraflame’s Wax Logs which light up fast but can’t be used for cooking or wood-burning stoves.
FAQs about the Best Firewood in Edmonton
This concludes our list of the best places to firewood in Edmonton. We hope you were able to find a shop from this list to help keep you warm and toasty!
Did we miss a shop or two on our list that you think should be on it? Drop us a message and we’ll make sure to have a look.
Now always remember to properly tend your fire and make sure you put it out properly. Just to be on the safe side, you should check out the best places to get fire extinguishers in Edmonton to avert any potential disaster.