Thursday, October 19, 2017

Access information for the weekend of Oct 21st, and 22nd, 2017

Cameron Operation: For this weekend, Cameron Main and Cameron Connector gates will be open to the Public for access to Pass Main (Mount Arrowsmith). The entire Cameron Operating area will NOT be open for hunting as there will be work crews in this area. For your safety there will be Security personnel at Pass Main; they have been stationed there to assist you with safe passage during active hours.

Museum Main and Corrigan Main: will be closed to the public for safety and operational purposes.

Chemainus (Copper Canyon) Operation: For this weekend, access beyond the 22 km mark on the Chemainus Mainline will be closed to the Public.

North West Bay 155 Mainline: Equipment will be operating in some areas obey the signs and do not go beyond an active work site sign.

Please use caution and be aware that you may encounter heavy equipment at any time this weekend.

GateStatusHours (if applicable)
Cameron Main Open See Note Above 6 am - 4 pm
Cameron Connector Open See Note Above 6 am - 4 pm
Loon LakeClosed
Horne Lake North 100Closed
Ash Main (at 22 km) Open 6 am - 4 pm
Ash Main (at 28.6 km)Closed
Comox MainClosed
Comox-91 Closed
Museum MainClosed
Northwest Bay  Open See Note Above 6 am - 4 pm
Nanaimo Lakes Road 45Open8 am - 4 pm
Chemainus Main Open See Note Above 6 am - 4 pm
Glenora (Shawnigan) Open 6 am - 6 pm
Buckley Bay Open   6 am - 3 pm
Ashling Rd (Spider Lake) Closed
Oyster River Open  6 am - 4 pm
Nanaimo River Camp Open 6 am - 3 pm

Please Note: On weekdays, access is closed to the public unless authorized by Island Timberlands. Gates may be open to facilitate access by operational equipment and vehicles and may be closed anytime.

CSWM Launches Illegal Dumping Prevention Program

Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) has launched a new program aimed at preventing illegal dumping across the region. This new program includes a public education and awareness campaign and a new illegal dumping bylaw.
For more information please visit:
informative video material is available:

What is Illegal Dumping?

How Can We Stop Illegal Dumping? Please share with your networks.

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

Unauthorized Access or Suspicious Activities
Unauthorized access, at any time, will not be tolerated.
Unless otherwise authorized, ATV's and Snow Mobiles are not permitted on Island Timberlands Property. In addition, campfires, camping and off-roading are not permitted. Please respect the environment and keep your vehicles on the main travelled roads at all times.

Don't let the few Criminals ruin access for everyone!
If you see any suspicious activities on our lands you can report them! Please do not put yourself in an unsafe situation or confrontation:  Contact Safety Net Security 250-830-8343 or ***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".

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

Thank you and please enjoy your weekend safely.


  1. We were disappointed today (Oct. 22) to find that there was no access to Labour Day Lake, even though the blog appears to give that committment. The security guard at the Pass-Cameron junction blocked further access up Cameron Main for everyone, not just hunters. Could you please clarify the areas that are open to hikers/fishers in the Cameron valley?

  2. On the Cameron Mainline, there will be no public access beyond the Junction to Pass Mainline. This restriction will be in effect until further notice. Access to Mount Arrowsmith via the Pass Mainline will be available to the public on weekends only. Other mainlines before the Pass Main Junction such as Yellow Creek Mainline and Copp Mainline will be open to the public on weekends only.