Thursday, May 12, 2016

Access Information for the Weekend of May 14-15

We permit access on weekends.

The following gates and major roads are expected to be open this weekend.  The rest are closed due high to very high forest fire risk.

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


Do not expect any additional gates to be opened.

  • Cameron Main : Open from 8km (off Connector); closed at 0km (Ship Creek Rd junction)
  • Cameron Connector:  Open
  • Ash Main:  Open for access to BC Recreation Sites at Lowry Lake and Scout Camp/Beach
  • Pass Main (access to Mt. Arrowsmith):  Open
    -Note:  Access to Father and Son Lake is not available this weekend (i.e. Museum).


25 comments:

  1. Is the Ash River main to Scout Beach always open (ie if I want to paddle to the Della Falls trailhead during the middle of the week)? Or is it gated during the week? Thanks!

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  2. The Ash Mainline is very active with industrial operations during the week. Thus we are not permitting access during weekdays at this time.

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  3. Are we not able to drive licensed 4x4, dirt bikes or quads on any leased or owned property of Island Timberlands? For example Scout Camp and Lowry Lake areas, Port Alberni, Parksville and Qualicum areas?

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  4. Will there be access to the boy scout camp and lowery lake on may long weekend.

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  5. Access leading up to the May Long Weekend will be determined closer to the weekend. We will base it on forest fire risk which varies day by day.

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  6. We allow for licensed, registered and insured vehicles that travel on public roads (i.e. trucks, cars, vans) to visit our private property on our private industrial roads. Access is permitted on weekends where we open gates. Quads, 4x4s, side-by-sides and other recreational off road vehicles are not permitted anywhere at any time on Island's property at this point.

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  7. Will Copper Canyon (Chemainus) Main be open beyond 22km at any point in the near future? Would like to hike Mt. Whymper in June or early July.

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  8. Access will be planned week to week through fire season. Watch the blog for weekly updates.

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  9. Will the Iron River or Browns Main Gates ever be open to the public?

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  10. Will there be any consideration for those of us that have our ATVs licensed, registered and insured. With hunting season approaching many hunters utilize their ATVs exclusively for hunting activities.

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  11. At this time no off-road vehicles such as ATVs are permitted on our property.

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  12. Is the gate on the Oyster River Main ever open to the public?

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  13. We have opened it in the past, focused during ungulate hunting season. Watch the blog for updates throughout the season, particularly as we get to the end of summer.

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  14. will Cameron main be open down as far as Labour Day Lake so I can access to hike Mount Moriartey

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  15. what is the road called just past Nanaimo Lakes at the end of Nanaimo River road?
    and when is it open?
    I would like to get in past this gate someday to hike Green Mountain

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  16. We will post access information for our main roads, such as Cameron Main, on Thursday before the lon weekend. We are planning access updates close to weekends in order to use the best prediction of forest fire risk.

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  17. Access to Green Mountain is off of TimberWest property. It is best to contact them to get the information you desire.

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  18. The Brown Mainline belongs to TimberWest. It is best to contact them for access information on their property.

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  19. can you define which roads are IT "private land" ? for those of us which have insured off roads vehicles it would be helpful as to where we can ride.

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  20. It may be best to ask which specific roads you are interested in. The road information we post here generally applies to our private roads only. For instance, the Cameron Mainline, Comox Mainline, and roads within the Northwest Bay area.

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  21. Could you speak to the conditions of the roads? Is it okay with out a 4x4 vehicle? (Cameron main in particular )

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  22. We maintain our industrial roads for use generally by pick-up trucks and logging related vehicles. However we do see the public travel in two-wheel drive vehicles.

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  23. Just wondering if the Franklin Sarita area is within IT private lands.

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  24. There are some parcels of property in the Franklin and Sarita areas that are private forest land. The majority is Crown Land managed by forest license holders.

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  25. Any updates for this long weekend? Looking to access cameron main.

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