Island Timberlands gates set to re-open

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Island Timberlands gates set to re-open

This is from the Island Timberlands Blog site.
Happy and safe wheelin folks.

Island Timberlands BlogThis blog is intended to provide the best information available to ensure safety and understanding of activity on our land that may affect those travelling on it. Please note: operational or safety closures can happen without notice. Island Timberlands will not be responsible for any closures or other information that may not reach this information page. Please always travel roads with caution, do not "drive by radio", or the information on this update page.

Access information for the weekend of September 5-7
All main gates are planned to be open for the upcoming long weekend. All trails are also open for recreation including the Trans-Canada Trail, Alberni Inlet Trail & CPR Trail.

Gate times are as follows:

For the gates on the east side of Vancouver Island, the times the gates will be open are as follows:

- Northwest Bay, Copper Canyon, Shawnigan: The gate will be open at 8am and will be closed at 5pm.

Gates will be closed promptly at 5pm. Staff will not be deployed to open the gate after hours if you are late leaving the woods.

The Iron River/Oyster River and Buckley Bay gates will not be opened this weekend.

For the Alberni Valley, gates for Cameron Main, Canal Main, and Comox Trail are planned to be open. Some smaller roads may be gated off the mainlines to protect our assets.

Hunting season is starting for the year so be careful and watch out for fellow recreationalists.

Firewood harvesting for personal use will be available starting this weekend. Review the firewood specific blog post.

Please no fires, and no camping.

If you do spot a wildfire, report it to the Coastal Fire Center at *5555 from your mobile phone.
posted by Island Timberlands

theshanergy's picture

North Cowichan

Definitely wet enough out there now! Aside from the note at the end, does anyone know if there are actual campfire bans still in effect?

Beer-n-Meat's picture


Camp fire bans have been lifted on the entire island, the "no fires no camping" is directed to wood permit holders, they dont want people camping and having fires in wood permit areas.

Ryno's picture


I was out Nanaimo lakes this past weekend, still very dry out there, my dust cloud was like a madmax scene.

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