Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Access information for the weekend of September 12-13

The following gates are expected to be open.  Do not expect any additional gates to be opened for the weekend.

  • Shawnigan*: Open 6am / close 4pm.
  • Copper Canyon*:  Open 6am / close 4pm.
  • Nanaimo River Camp*:  Open 6am / close 3pm.
  • Northwest Bay*:  Open 6am / close 4pm.
  • Buckley Bay*:  Open 6am / close 4pm.
  • Oyster River*:  Open 6am / close 4pm.
  • Cameron Main, Ash Main, Comox Main:  Open 

These gates will be closed promptly at these posted times.  You will be locked in for the night if you do not plan your exit time accordingly.

All other gates not listed may or may not be open, and may be closed at any time. If you enter with your vehicle you risk being locked in.

You are required to sign in at all gates with an asterisk (*).  There will be gate attendants and/or a registration board.

All recreationalists take care, it is the first big weekend for hunting.

Firewood harvesting for personal use is available; please review the firewood specific blog post.

Please no fires, and no camping.

All trails are also open for recreation including the Trans-Canada Trail, Alberni Inlet Trail & CPR Trail.


  1. Hi there, just wondering if the access to Green Mountain was open Sept 11/15?

  2. Green Mountain is accessible through TimberWest private forestlands. Please contact them.

  3. Nanaimo Lakes campsites... when does the gate close for the night? Please and Thank you.

  4. Nanaimo Lakes is on TimberWest property. Not Island Timberlands. You will have to contact them.

  5. When is there access to the Chemainus 4 mIle gun range?

  6. Can you please tell me if the road from Port Alberni to Comox is open and which dates that may be.

  7. The connecting road was closed earlier this year. There are no plans to re-open the road between the involved land owners.

  8. The Chemainus gun range has designated access. Please contact them to determine opening times.