Thursday, October 6, 2016

Access Information for the Long Weekend of October 8th, 9th and 10th

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. Is Comox Logging Rd (as marked on google maps) have any closed gates, or is it the same road as Comox Main as described in this post. Im looking to do a day hike to century sam lake this weekend. The trialhead for this lake is the same as Comox Glacier.


    1. I'm not familiar with the location of Century Sam Lake, but it sounds like you can either access it via Comox main starting in Port Alberni, or Comox Main in Cumberland. Regardless of where you begin on Comox Main (Port Alberni or Cumberland), you will encounter locked gates at 18.6 km, 21.6 km and 28.0 Km. Due to heavy industrial use on these radio controlled roads, there is no public access permitted on these roads Monday thru Friday

  2. Hey therw just wondering about comox main behind ladysmith, your page here says its open from 6am to 330pm but i went there at 2 today and the gate was closed? Will it be open tomorrow?? Thanks very much

    1. Comox main starts in Port Alberni and ends in Cumberland. This gate closes at 3:30. The only gate we have near Ladysmith is our Chemainus Main (Copper Canyon) and it closes at 4:00. You might be thinking of a different gate? Perhaps it belongs to Timberwest?