Thursday, January 29, 2015

Gate Openings and Public Firewood Opportunities - Weekend of January 31 - February 1

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

Northwest Bay: Gate opens at 7am and closes at 4pm.  Public firewood will be available through this gate.

Copper Canyon: Gate opens at 7am and closes at 4pm.  Public firewood will be available through this gate.

Shawnigan: Gate opens at 7am and closes at 4pm.  No public firewood available through this gate.

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.  You may not be granted access to enter through these gates if you arrive to enter within a hour or two of closing time.

Expect the unexpected travelling on private industrial roads.  Please travel with caution.

Recreational access closure - Expo Trail

The "Expo Trail" off Nanaimo Lakes Road will be closed effective February 3, weekdays and weekends.

The trail is expected to be open in late April 2015.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Recreational Access Closure - Alberni Inlet Trail

Effective immediately, a section of the Alberni Inlet Trail is closed between the China Creek dry land sort road and the parking lot off of the China Creek Marina road.  One of two pedestrian bridges has been compromised during recent heavy rains and is scheduled for repair.

Closure expected to be in place until end of February.

Gate openings and public firewood opportunities - Weekend of January 24-25

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

Northwest Bay: Gate opens at 7am and closes at 4pm.  Public firewood will be available through this gate.

Copper Canyon: Gate opens at 7am and closes at 4pm.  Public firewood will be available through this gate.

Shawnigan: Gate opens at 7am and closes at 4pm.  No public firewood available through this gate.

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.

Expect the unexpected travelling on private industrial roads.  Please travel with caution.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Gate Openings and Public Firewood Opportunities - Weekend of January 17-18

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

Northwest Bay: Gate opens at 7am and closes at 4pm.  Public firewood will be available through this gate.

Copper Canyon: Gate opens at 7am and closes at 4pm.  Public firewood will be available through this gate.

Shawnigan: Gate opens at 7am and closes at 4pm.  Public firewood will be available through this gate.

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.

In the Alberni Valley:
The Pass Mainline to Mt. Arrowsmith is planned to be open.

CX91 (Comox-91) gate will be open for the winter effective January 7.
CX165 gate will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

Expect the unexpected travelling on private industrial roads.  Please travel with caution.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Gate Openings and Public Firewood Opportunities - Weekend of January 10-11

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

Northwest Bay: Gate opens at 7am and closes at 4pm.  Public firewood will be available through this gate.

Copper Canyon: Gate opens at 7am and closes at 4pm.  Public firewood will be available through this gate.

Shawnigan: Gate opens at 7am and closes at 4pm.  Public firewood will be available through this gate.

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.

In the Alberni Valley:
The Pass Mainline to Mt. Arrowsmith is planned to be open.
CX91 (Comox-91) gate will be open for the winter effective January 7.
CX165 gate will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

Expect the unexpected travelling on private industrial roads.  Please travel with caution.