Thursday, August 14, 2014

Gate Openings for the Weekend of August 16-17

The following gates are planned to be open for safe, responsible recreation this weekend.  Note if forest fire danger conditions increase rapidly, gate closures may be put into effect with little or no notice.

Northwest Bay (1420 East Island Highway; 1.5km south of the first exit to Parksville): Gate opens at 7am and will close at 4pm.

Copper Canyon (west side of MacMillan Bloedel Haul Road, Chemainus): Gate opens at 7am and will close at 4pm.

Shawnigan (4890 Waters Road, Duncan): Gate opens at 7am and closes at 4pm.

The Iron River gate will be closed for the weekend.

Be prepared that gate times are prompt and if you are not out in time, your vehicle will be locked behind the gate for the evening.

The road system (Cameron Main - Pass Main) leading up to Mt. Arrowsmith Regional Park is planned to be open for the weekend.  Hiking up the CPR Trail is open for the weekend.

The road systems accessing Mt. Apps and Mt. Clifton are expected to be closed for the weekend.

Report-a-wildfire by calling *5555 using your mobile phone.

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