Thursday, July 31, 2014

Gate Closures for the Weekend of August 2-4

Due to high to extreme forest fire danger, all supervised gates will be closed for this weekend. 

This includes Iron River (Oyster), Northwest Bay, Buckley Bay, Chemainus (Copper Canyon) and Shawnigan.

All other gates are expected to be closed.

It is advised that individuals take time away from the backcountry as we look to move through this hot, dry spell safely.  Thank you for respecting this closure this long weekend.


  1. Does this mean that Cameron Main - Pass Main will also be closed? Thank you.

  2. Correct, expect all mainlines will be closed with security on patrol.

  3. Does this closure include access for hiking through mount benson?

  4. The Westwood Ridges area and Wolf Mountain are owned by Island Timberlands. It is politely requested that people avoid recreation for the short term due to high-extreme forest fire danger risk.