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.