Friday, September 2, 2016

Access Information for the Weekend of September 3rd - 5th

To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone.

Cooler temperatures and rain has allowed us to go back to regular weekend gate openings.  Please respect signs and gates.  The following openings/closures are in effect for this long weekend:

  • Cameron Main: Open;
  • Cameron Connector:  Open; access to Pass Main and Mt. Arrowsmith is available via the Cameron Connector from the Alberni Highway
  • Ash Main: Open
  • Comox Main: Open 
  • Museum Main: Open
  • Northwest Bay:  Open **Note**  Due to bridge maintenance work, the gate at 155 8 km will be closed this long weekend - there is no access available beyond this point.
  • Chemainus Main (Copper Canyon):  Open to 22 km on the Chemainus Main
  • Glenora (Shawnigan):  Open
  • Buckley Bay:  Closed
  • Oyster River:  Closed


    Hunting Season:  If cooler/wetter weather conditions continue, Buckley Bay and Oyster River Operations will be open next weekend for deer hunting season.  This season, gate time openings and closing will be different from previous years.  Chemainus, Oyster River and Buckley Bay will be open at 6:00 AM and close at 1:30 PM.  Northwest Bay, Glenora, Cameron, Ash, Comox and Museum will be open at 6:00 AM and close at 4:00 PM.  Note - All gate times and area openings are subject to change;  continue to check the blog for updates. 


    Unauthorized Access:  Unless otherwise noted in this blog, all of Island Timberlands' Property is closed to the public during the week, this includes hunting.  Unauthorized access, at any time, will not be tolerated and mobile Security patrols are active 24/7 to enforce this policy.  


    Firewood Notification:  Public firewood cutting remains closed but will resume towards the end of September - check the blog for updates.

    Please enjoy your weekend safely!

    No fires, camping, or off-road vehicles (i.e. ATVs, UTVs, buggies or side-by-sides)  are permitted on our property, unless authorized by Island Timberlands.

    If you see any suspicious activities on our lands you can report them anonymously on our Website www.islandtimberlands.com.   On our home page, and at the bottom right hand corner, hover your pointer on the word "Contact", select, then go to the Type of Enquiries drop down.  Select "Report Suspicious Activities" make sure you also enter in the random passcode which appears just below your message.  Or you can Contact SafetyNet Security 250-830-8343. Thank you!

    11 comments:

    1. Will the nanaimo watershed be open at all for hunting season

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      1. Yes, The Nanaimo River Camp will be open for the 2016 Deer Hunting Season. All authorized users must have their Watershed Access Cards and appropriate identification i.e. Drivers Licence or other photo ID.

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    2. Can you confirm Glenora gate open 6 am to 4 pm?

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      1. Glenora gate will be open at 6:00 AM and be closed at 4:00 PM

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    3. Is Nanaimo's Second Lake accessible during weekdays or is it weekend access only to the general public?

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      1. Access to Nanaimo's Second Lake is owned by Timberwest. You should contact Timberwest for access information.

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    4. HI there - the gate at the end of Pannell Road (outside of Cowichan Station) had 'extreme fire hazard - do not enter' signs up this past weekend, still.
      I was wondering if it is open to hunting on foot on the weekends? thanks for your help.

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    5. can you please confirm closing time at the gate for Buckley Bay on Saturday September 10.
      thank you
      HHB

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    6. Hello , can you confirm closing time for buckley Bay gate on Saturday September 10
      thank you
      HHB

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    7. On September 10th and 11th the closing time for both Buckley Bay and Oyster River will be 1:30 PM.

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    8. Hi there - is access past the gate at the end of Pannell Road in Duncan allowed for hunting on foot?
      There were fire hazard signs still posted there over the long weekend.

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