Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Gate Openings for the Weekend of April 3-6

The following gates are scheduled to be open this Easter long weekend for safe, responsible recreation:

Northwest Bay (Nanoose Bay): The gate will open at 9 am and will close promptly at 4 pm.

Copper Canyon (MacMillan Road, Chemainus): The gate will open at 9 am and will close promptly at 4 pm for Friday and Saturday.  The gate will be open by 10am Sunday and Monday, also closing at 4pm.

Shawnigan (Waters Road, Glenora): The gate will be open by 10 am and will close promptly at 4 pm.

Port Alberni gates:  On the north side of the valley, the CX21, CX91 and CX165 gates will be open.

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.
Friday and Monday for this holiday weekend are scheduled days off for industrial traffic.


  1. will the shawnigan gate be open friday and monday?

  2. Yes, the Shawnigan gate will be open on holiday Friday and Monday, with the same hours for all four days as indicated.

  3. How many kms is the firewood cutting area from the main gate at Glenora

  4. The firewood cutting area is 9.3km from the gate off Waters Road in Glenora.