Thursday, November 2, 2017

Access information for the weekend of Nov 4th and 5th, 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) and Labour Day Lake.

Comox and Ash Main : There will be no hauling this weekend the gates will be open, all visitors are asked to respect the signs and not to enter active worksites.

Chemainus (Copper Canyon) Operation: Open, up to 22km

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  6 am - 4 pm
Cameron Connector Open  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)Open6 am - 4 pm
Comox MainOpen6 am - 4 pm
Comox-91 Closed
Museum MainClosed
Northwest Bay  Open See Note Above 6 am - 4 pm
Nanaimo Lakes Road 45Closed
Chemainus Main Open See Note Above 6 am - 4 pm
Glenora (Shawnigan) Open  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. hello, curious if the plan is for access on friday nov.10 for the holiday long weekend. Thank you

  2. Although we normally update the blog on Thursday afternoon, I can say that unless there are some unforeseen circumstances i.e. heavy snowfall, we plan to be working in all operations on Friday. On Monday Nov 13th there will be operations where we will not be working and they will be open for recreation. Check the blog on Thursday for more detail.

  3. Is the Nanaimo river camp open for hunting on Nov.13 thx

    1. The Nanaimo River Camp will be closed this Friday, Nov 10th and Monday Nov 13th.