All main gates are planned to be open for the upcoming long weekend. All trails are also open for recreation including the Trans-Canada Trail, Alberni Inlet Trail & CPR Trail.
Gate times are as follows:
For the gates on the east side of Vancouver Island, the times the gates will be open are as follows:
- Northwest Bay, Copper Canyon, Shawnigan: The gate will be open at 8am and will be closed at 5pm.
Gates will be closed promptly at 5pm. Staff will not be deployed to open the gate after hours if you are late leaving the woods.
The Iron River/Oyster River and Buckley Bay gates will not be opened this weekend.
For the Alberni Valley, gates for Cameron Main, Canal Main, and Comox Trail are planned to be open. Some smaller roads may be gated off the mainlines to protect our assets.
Hunting season is starting for the year so be careful and watch out for fellow recreationalists.
Firewood harvesting for personal use will be available starting this weekend. Review the firewood specific blog post.
Please no fires, and no camping.
If you do spot a wildfire, report it to the Coastal Fire Center at *5555 from your mobile phone.