Thursday, October 26, 2017

Access information for the weekend of Oct 28th, and 29th, 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.

Comox and Ash Main : There will be no access at Comox Main due to active hauling. Access to Scout Beach will be available via Ash Main.

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

Shawnigan: Please use caution as there will be active hauling on Kokisalla and "M" line

Chemainus (Copper Canyon) Operation: Closed to the public Saturday for operational and safety purposes, open on Sunday.

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.

Buckley Bay; Access to Tumblewater is closed this weekend

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 See Note Above 6 am - 6 pm
Buckley Bay Open See Note Above 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. Will the 1100 gate on the Oyster be open this weekend?

  2. Will the 1100 gate be open on the Oyster?

  3. The 1100 Gate just off Oyster Main will be open for this weekend and for the rest of the weekends during hunting season; unless it has to be closed for environmental/safety reasons. In addition, the gate at approximately 17 km on Oyster Main will also be open this weekend and for future weekends to come; although it too may be closed for environmental/safety reasons if they should occur.