Thursday, January 4, 2018

Access information for the weekend of Jan 6th and 7th, 2018 

All visitors are requested not to drive on roads that have not been plowed of snow. Be aware that we may prevent access for safety reasons any time snow begins to accumulate on the roads. 

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 0 kms at the Cameron shop. 

Please be advised that Island Timberlands is harvesting their Managed Forest at Ship Creek Road in and around the Alberni Valley Inlet Trail. For the next two months, the Inlet Trail and trails at Ship Creek Road will be closed from Monday to Friday to allow for this work. Trails will be open to the public on weekends. Please use caution when in the area and adhere to any posted signage.  
Buckley Bay: Will be closed this weekend due to snow cover and road conditions.

Comox and Ash Operation: Will be open to the public this weekend.  Crews and equipment will be operating in some areas; please obey the signs and do not go beyond an active work site sign

Horne Lake North 100 and Loon Lake Mains: No public access this weekend due to active worksites.

Northwest Bay Operation:  In some areas, equipment may be operating.  Please do not go beyond an active work site sign. 

Chemainus (Copper Canyon) Operation: Will be open up to the 22km gate

Shawnigan Operation: Will be open

Please use caution as some Island Timberlands roads may not be plowed. For your safety all visitors are asked to leave the property if snow begins to accumulate during your visit.

The following gate openings may change in the event of winter weather conditions: 

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
Museum MainClosed
Northwest Bay Open   6 am - 4 pm
Nanaimo Lakes Road 45Closed
Chemainus MainOpen (see above) 6 am - 4 pm
Glenora (Shawnigan)Open   6 am - 6 pm
Buckley BayClosed 
Ashling Rd (Spider Lake) Closed
Oyster RiverClosed
Nanaimo River CampClosed

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.

Authorized Snow Mobile access to Island Timberlands   

Island Timberlands has renewed it access agreement with the North Island Snow Mobile Club (NISC).  The NISC has authorized access to specific roads and area in our Oyster River Operation.  For more information on the NISC contact:

    • North Island Snow Mobile Club
      • Loren
      • TBA

Non-club members on Snow Mobiles 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 comment:

  1. This website is great I can't believe I wasn't informed about this sooner being a big outdoors guy..thanks for the info and play safe everybody. Always pack out more than you pack in keep it clean for everyone else and enjoy!