Thursday, November 30, 2017

Access information for the weekend of Dec 2nd and 3rd, 2017

HAZARD ALERT: All areas have experienced exceptional amounts of precipitation. Be alert for flooding, washouts and dangerous road conditions.

Cameron Operation:  The Cameron Connector gates will be will be closed this weekend. The Cameron Connector is blocked between Highway 4 and Cameron Main.  Public access to Pass Main (Mount Arrowsmith)  and Labour Day Lake will be via Cameron Main from 0kms at the Cameron shop. Please use caution and obey all signs. There will be trucks hauling down Cameron Main this Saturday.

Comox and Ash Operation: Will be open to the public this weekend, however be aware that road conditions in this area are poor due to the recent rains. Crews and equipment will be operating in some areas obey the signs and do not go beyond an active work site sign.

Chemainus (Copper Canyon) Operation: Will be closed at the 22km gate.

Northwest Bay Operation: Will be open Saturday and Sunday. Equipment may be operating in some areas obey the signs and do not go beyond an active work site sign. 

Buckley Bay Operation: Will be open Saturday and Sunday. 

Nanaimo River Camp: Will be open Saturday and Sunday. 

Oyster River Operation: Will be open Saturday and Sunday. 

Shawnigan: Koksilah Main and Wild Deer Main will be closed to the public for operational purposes 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  6 am - 4 pm
Cameron ConnectorClosed
Loon LakeClosed
Horne Lake North 100Closed
Ash Main (at 22 km)Open  6 am - 4 pm
Ash Main (at 28.6 km)Open 6 am - 4 pm
Comox MainOpen 6 am - 4 pm
Comox-91 Closed
Museum MainClosed
Northwest Bay  Open  6 am - 4 pm
Nanaimo Lakes Road 45Open 8 am - 4 pm
Chemainus MainClosed @22km 6 am - 4 pm
Glenora (Shawnigan) Open see above 6 am - 6 pm
Buckley BayOpen  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.

 Authorized ATV access to Island Timberlands' Roads

Island Timberlands has entered into access agreements with 2 ATV clubs on Vancouver Island, they are: The Comox Valley ATV Club and the Mid-Island ATV Club.  With similar values that include promoting safe and respectful recreational use of our roads this agreement allows for legal and authorized access to our private lands.  It is our hope that these agreements will help to continue building positive co-operation with ATV club enthusiasts and provide future opportunities for those wishing to ride their ATV's on Island Timberlands roads.  For more information on either club contact:

Non-club members on ATV’s are not permitted on Island Timberlands’ roads or property.

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. Glenora (Shawnigan) is listed as open 6 am - 6 pm. Last weekend the same, but there was a sign at the gate state hours were 7 am - 4 pm. Not wanting to get stuck behind the gate, which do I follow, website or sign at the gate? Thanks.

  2. Follow the website. This gate will be open at 6:00 AM and closed at 6:00 PM. We'll try to have that conflicting sign removed or updated asap. Thanks for identify this issue for us.

  3. So the gate on Holt Road will be open, right?

  4. The gate we refer to as Glenora will be open at 6:00 AM and be closed at 6:00 PM. The Glenora gate does take you to the old Shawnigan Operation DLS and from this location Holt Main begins. So in answer to your question, yes, Holt Road will be open.