Thursday, September 25, 2014

Gate Openings for the Weekend of September 27-28

The following gates are scheduled to be open this weekend for safe, responsible recreation.

Northwest Bay: Gate opens at 7am and closes at 4pm.

Nanaimo River:  Gate opens at 6am and closes at 3pm.  You must have a watershed permit to enter.

Copper Canyon: Gate opens at 6am and closes at 5pm.

Shawnigan: Gate opens at 6am and closes at 5pm.

Iron River/Oyster River: Gate opens at 6am and closes at 5pm.

Buckley Bay:  Gate opens at 6am and closes at 5pm.

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.

No firewood at this time.

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.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Gate Openings for the Weekend of September 20-21

The following gate are open this upcoming weekend:

Buckley Bay: Gate opens at 6am and closes at 5pm.

All other supervised gates are closed at this time due to forest fire hazard.

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.

No firewood cutting at this time.

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

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

Friday, September 12, 2014

Recreational Access Closure - Father and Son Lake

Effective September 12, 2014, the trail accessing and route around Father and Son Lake is closed weekdays to the public.  This closure is necessary to facilitate forestry-related operations in the area in a safe manner for the public and workers in area.

This closure is anticipated to last until mid-November.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Gate Openings for the Weekend of September 13-14

The following gates are open this upcoming weekend:

Buckley Bay: Gate opens at 6am and closes at 5pm.

Iron River/Oyster River: Gate opens at 7am and closes at 4pm.

All other supervised gates are closed at this time due to forest fire hazard.

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.

No firewood cutting at this time.

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

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

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Gate Openings for the Weekend of September 6-7

The weather and ground conditions have changed, and gates are scheduled to be open this weekend for safe, responsible recreation.

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.

Iron River/Oyster River (off Cranberry Road):  Gate opens at 7am and closes at 4pm.

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.

No firewood at this time.

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.