Thursday, April 28, 2016

Access Information for the Weekend of April 30-May 1

We permit access on weekends.

The following gates and major roads are expected to be open this weekend.
Do not expect any additional gates to be opened.

  • Shawnigan (Glenora):  Open 9:30am-4:30pm
  • Mines Road:  Open 9am-5pm 
  • Copper Canyon (Chemainus Main):  Open 8am-4pm to 22km only  
  • Myles Lake Road:  Closed
  • Northwest Bay:  Open 8am-4pm
  • Spider Lake Main (Ashling Road): Open 8:30am-3:30pm 
  • Cameron Main : Open
  • Cameron Connector:  Open
  • Horne Lake North 100:  Open
  • Loon Lake Main: Closed
  • Ash Main:  Open
  • Comox Main:  Open
  • Canal Main:  Open 
  • Pass Main (access to Mt. Arrowsmith):  Open
  • Buckley Bay:  Closed
  • 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.  

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. will there be someone at the gate in glenora on weekend or how do i pay if not

  2. There is no cost to recreate respectively (non-motorized, no garbage dumping, etc) on our property in the areas where we have gates opened. If you want to cut firewood, please consult the blog post on firewood and purchase your $30 permit through the venues offered.

  3. Will the Iron River Gate on the Oyster be open at all this year?

    1. Yes, I'm also waiting on this gate to open.

  4. We have yet to determine whether we will open this gate this year. Keep watching the blog for updates in this regard.

  5. Nanaimo Lakes open May 7 8 weekend?

  6. Nanaimo Lakes is private property owned by TimberWest. Please contact them.

  7. the North West bay area Nanaimo Lakes Road 47 open this weekend for woodcutting?

  8. Firewood questions should be asked under the firewood posting. Thank you.