Thursday, July 25, 2013

Gate Closures - Weekend of July 27-28

All Island Timberlands regularly managed for weekend public access are closed weekends until further notice.  This is the result of the increasing dry, warm weather trend.

This includes gates at Shawnigan, Copper Canyon, Northwest Bay and Iron River.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Recreation Access Closure - Labour Day Lake trail

Effective July 15, the lake trail will be closed to the public weekdays until further notice.  This closure is anticipated until the end of August.  This closure is necessary to manage the safety of the public and workers in the area.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Recreation Access Closure - Mt. Moriarty trail

The trail ascending from Labour Day Lake to Mt. Moriarty is closed effective July 15 weekdays until the end of August.  This closure is necessary for the safety of workers and the public.

The trail will be open for access on weekends unless otherwise posted due to unforseeable circumstances, such as very dry, hot weather.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Recreation Access Closure - CPR Lookout Loop trail

This trail is closed weekdays for approximately three weeks, effective immediately.

This closure is necessary to ensure the safety of workers and the public in the area.

Please obey any signage you may come across on the trails.

Recreation access closure - Cokely Trail

The Cokely Trail will be closed weekdays for approximately three weeks, effective immediately.

This closure is necessary to ensure the safety of our staff and the public.

Gate openings - July 2013

Unless otherwise posted, the following gates are scheduled to be open Saturday and Sunday for safe, responsible public access. Drive to the road conditions; camping and especially campfires are not permitted.  Report any chance of wildfire to the Province - *5555 on your mobile phone.

There are no firewood cutting opportunities at this time.

Iron River:

Gate opens at 8am and will close at 3:30pm.

Northwest Bay:

Gate opens at 7am and will close at 4:30pm.

Shawnigan (4890 Waters Road):

Gate opens at 7am and closes at 4:30pm.

Copper Canyon:

Gate opens at 7am and will close at 3:30pm.

Public firewood - Weekend of July 6-7

Public firewood cutting is shut down once again for the summer season. The program is planned to commence in the fall.
Please refer back to this blog for updates if weather patterns permit a significant change in temperature and precipitation.