Thursday, March 24, 2016

Access Information for the Weekend of March 25-28

The following gates and major roads are expected to be open this weekend.
We permit access on weekends only.  Do not expect any additional gates to be opened.
  • Shawnigan (Glenora):  Closed 
  • Copper Canyon (Chemainus Main):  Road open to 22km only. 
  • Myles Lake Road:  Closed
  • Northwest Bay:  Open 8:00am - Closed 4:00pm
  • Spider Lake Main (Ashling Road): Open 8:30am - 3:30pm 
  • Cameron Main : Open
  • Cameron Connector:  Open
  • Loon Lake Main: Closed
  • Ash Main:  Open
  • Comox Main:  Open
  • Canal Main:  Open 
  • Pass Main (access to Mt. Arrowsmith):  Open
  • Buckley Bay:  Open 9:00am - Closed 3:00pm  
  • Oyster River: Closed

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; we will not send staff out to open any gate for you after hours as listed above, or if it is not posted to be open.  You will have to pay a tow truck to have your vehicle removed. 

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

No fires, no camping, and no off-road vehicles (i.e. ATVs, UTVs, buggies or side-by-sides) are authorized on our private property.


  1. Any info on when 22km gate on copper canyon main will be open?

  2. Is there going to be an opening for firewood in Nanaimo soon

  3. Is there going to be an opening for Nanaimo soon

  4. Hi Phillip,

    Are you referring to firewood availability in Nanaimo or other access area openings?

  5. Best to ask questions about firewood on the firewood posts so everyone interested in firewood can read about it. We plan to have some sort of firewood opportunity in Nanaimo, out Nanaimo Lakes Road area, within the next month.

  6. We expect to keep the 22km gate (official access to Island's property) closed at this time to reduce vandalism to equipment related to our operations. We have experienced a significant increase in the Chemainus and Shawnigan areas over the last year.

  7. Hey whats the scoop with the gate for shawnigan division being closed?...although there are many ways to enter this division other than the gate at glenora ...we are respective of the gate and island only enter though the gate ...waiting for an opportunity to go fishing...and we dont hesitate to report any wrong doing we see

  8. The Shawnigan gate has been closed to restrict access to the public around active harvest areas. We have done this to reduce vandalism and theft we have experienced an up-tick in over the last year in the area.

  9. thanks for your reply, sorry to hear about the vandalism and theft...seems some people didn't get the lesson as a kid...if its not yours don't touch it