Thursday, September 29, 2016

Access Information for the Weekend of October 1st and 2nd

Increasing vandalism to our gates, access points and equipment affects everyone.  Don't let the few Criminals ruin access for everyone.  If you see someone damaging a gate/lock or driving around a gate - report them!  To report irresponsible behaviour call 1-250-830-8343 or 1-800-663-5555

The following openings/closures are in effect for this weekend:

  • Cameron Main: Open
  • Loon Lake: Open
  • Horne Lake North: Open 
  • Ash Main: Open 6:30 AM - Closed 4:00 PM 
  • Comox Main: Open 6:00 AM - Closed 3:30 PM 
    • ***Gate is closed/locked at Comox Main at 21.6 KM**
  • Museum Main: Open
  • Northwest Bay:  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 4:00 PM 
  • Chemainus Main (Copper Canyon):  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 4:00 PM
    • ***Gate is closed/locked at Chemainus Main at 22 KM***
  • Mines Road: Open 7:00 AM - Closed 1:30 PM
  • Glenora (Shawnigan):  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 4:00 PM
  • Buckley Bay:  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 2:00 PM
  • Ashling Road (Spider Lake): Open 8:00 AM - Closed 4:00 PM
  • Oyster River:  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 2:00 PM
    • ***Gate is closed/locked at Oyster 16.5 KM and Oyster 1100**
  • Northwest Bay:  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 4:00 PM
  • Nanaimo River Camp:  Open 6:00 AM - Closed 3:00 PM

Hunting Season:  This season, gate time openings and closing may be different from previous years.  Oyster River and Buckley Bay will be open at 6:00 AM and close at 2:00 PM.    Note - All gate times and area openings are subject to change;  continue to check the blog for updates. 

No Off-Roading is permitted on Island Timberlands Property.  Please respect the environment and keep your vehicles on the main travelled roads at all times.

RAPP - Report All Poachers and Polluters:
Conservation Officer 24 Hour Hotline 1-877-952-RAPP (7277)

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.  

Please enjoy your weekend safely!

No fires, camping, target practice/shooting 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 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!


  1. Thank you for allowing access to your property, despite the vandalism.

    1. You're Welcome. The vandalism certainly is a problem. It would appear as though there are some individual/groups that think it is OK to move barriers out of their way, build trails around locked gates, or even just drive around locked gates. Thank goodness technology (in the form of surveillance)is helping us identify more and more of these individuals performing these illegal acts. What's even more surprising is who the individuals are we are capturing on film, and with the help of social media finding out where they work and who their employers are...

  2. I got a load of wood today for a truck load it was 60.00 dollars way to much 30 dollars is fair

    1. As you can imagine, we get many different types of vehicle configurations from the people cutting public firewood. So we generally say "$30 for a truckload of firewood". We ask that people be reasonable, although we do come across individuals in 1 ton trucks with 7 foot wall railings on their flat decks and have one $30 permit. We feel $30 for a "load" of firewood is fair.

    2. I think putting a numerical quantity on the amount of wood is fair. $30 for "up to a cord" I think most people will agree too, otherwise it becomes not worth it. I have a small truck with a small trailer and can hold about 3/4 of a cord total & I think $30 is fair for that.... if I unexpectedly get charged $60 for that amount it sours the experience. If a hard (but fair) number is put on the overall volume then there is no judgement needed and the reasoning behind what is charged can be clearly explained. I would hate to see somebody lashing out at one of the fundraiser reps at the gate when it could be avoided.

      Just an opinion from an avid user who wants to see this continue on without issue.

  3. We agree. $30 for "up to a cord". You sound reasonable, but for the people that you don't know about, that we have to deal with who say "my pick-up only holds 1/2 of a cord - I should only have to pay $15 - $30 is too much and it's not fair". Or "can I get 2 loads on my small pick-up and only buy one permit". And on and on it goes...

  4. I was in your buckley bay operating area to check out the block on holiday main which was identified for firewood. the bridge at holiday main 4.5km was pulled so im curious how to access this area for firewood