Hunting will be permitted on Island Timberlands' property for the fall season weekends only (including statutory holidays). This is to minimize safety concerns.
Gates scheduled for opening are as follows:
-Shawnigan (off Waters Road): Open 6am-4pm
-Copper Canyon (from MacMillan Road): Open 6am-4pm
-Nanaimo River Camp* (off Nanaimo Lakes Road): Open 6am-3pm
-Northwest Bay* (off Highway 19): Open 6am-4pm
-Buckley Bay (off Highway 19): Open 6am-4pm
-Oyster River (from Cranberry Road): Open 6am-4pm
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.
*Northwest Bay and Nanaimo River Camp: Gates attendants from VIU will be collecting information for the Province and for Island Timberlands, such as hunter effort and time in and out of our private property.
At Shawnigan, Copper Canyon, Buckley Bay and Oyster River, there will be sign in stations set up that may or may not be attended by our security team. We request that you sign in and out for safety purposes.