Friday, February 20, 2015

Gate Openings and Public Firewood Opportunities - February 21-22

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 at this time.

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.

9 comments:

  1. A group that went through the Glenora gate recently, reported that it may be closed very shortly. Will be watching the blog for information on this one.

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  2. When will the road to access the Judges Route be open to the public for hiking

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  3. When will the road to access the Judges Route be open to the public for hiking

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  4. It is generally safe to walk along the access road, PAS27, to reach the start of the Judges Route trail. The access road itself is not available for traffic to pass at this time due to logging-related equipment being located on the road. We expect PAS27 to be free of equipment by May 2014.

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  5. As a new person to the south end of this beautiful island.. i found it a surprise all the gates and rules... the garbage and the mess left behind by others is nasty.. so I understand.. where can a find a map of the approved back woods campsites your rules mention.. i can not find this info any where on your site ..

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  6. Campsite information on Crown land is available through the BC Parks website. Island Timberlands hosts one campsite west of Port Alberni called Macktush; information available here: http://www.macktushcampground.ca/

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  7. Will there continue to be regular Weekend/Stat Holiday access to Island Timberlands Shawnigan after the 28th of February?

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  8. At this point, Island expects to provide public access on weekend to the Shawnigan area. Gate opening and closing times are scheduled to change. This information will be posted on our blog as time goes on.

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  9. Hi I was wondering if there will be access to the Glenora gate on the weekends for recreation?

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