The following gates are scheduled to be open this weekend for safe, responsible recreation:
Northwest Bay (Nanoose Bay): The gate will open at 9 am and will close promptly at 4 pm. A public firewood program will be run from this gate.
Copper Canyon (MacMillan Road, Chemainus): The gate will open at 9 am and will close promptly at 4 pm. A public firewood program will be run from this gate.
Shawnigan (Waters Road, Glenora): The gate will be open at 10 am and will close prompty at 4 pm.
Port Alberni gates: The CX21, CX91 and CX165 gates will be open. The Arbutus Main gate and Island/TimberWest gate on the Comox Connector will be closed. There is no firewood available in Port Alberni this weekend.
Please note we only permit public use of our private forest lands on weekends when there is a significant reduction in safety risks in working and travelling around forestry operations/vehicles.
Firewood permits for Chemainus and Shawnigan are expected to be available by the end of March.