Thursday, March 29, 2018

Access information for the long weekend of March 30th through April 2nd, 2018 

ACCESS CLOSURE NOTICE:  Due to operational activity 7 days a week, the Comox Lake Main will be closed to the general public effective March 27th to April 20th inclusive.  The road closure includes access to Comox, Willemar, Forbush, and Cougar lakes, Cruikshank & Toma rivers, in addition to the Comox Glacier trail.  During this closure period, Comox Lake cabin owners will only be provided road access on weekends and statutory holidays. Furthermore, cabin owners can expect  possible 2 hour wait times at traffic control points.

UPDATED Alberni Valley Inlet Trail: Please be advised that Island Timberlands is harvesting their Managed Forest in and around the Alberni Inlet Trail. For the next two months, the Inlet Trail from the south parking lot near Franklin Forest Products, (Bell’s Bay) will be closed seven days per week. Please use caution when in the area and adhere to any posted signage.   

Log Train Trail and McLean’s Mill: There will be trail closures on Island Timberlands’ property, near the McLean’s mill, to ensure your safety while harvesting is taking place.

 Closures will apply to the following trails: 

-             A portion of the Log Train Trail (Km 7-8)

-          The access trail from the LTT to McLean’s Mill
-          Additional secondary trails in the vicinity of the main trails described above
-           The closure is effective immediately
-          The Log Train Trail will re-open within two weeks
-          The Mill access trail and secondary trails will re-open 2-3 weeks
Please adhere to signage and check for updates on our blog

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

Hours (if applicable)
Cameron Connector
Loon Lake
Horne Lake North 100
Ash Main (at 22 km)
Ash Main (at 28.6 km)
Comox Main
Museum Main
Northwest Bay 
Nanaimo Lakes Road 45
Chemainus Main
Open* Sat, Sun, Mon
Glenora (Shawnigan)
Buckley Bay
Allsbrook 12 & 26
Oyster River
Nanaimo River Camp
*Although the mainline may be open for access some internal gates are closed for the safety of the public and to protect the environment and Island Timberland’s assets.
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: 

  Comox Valley ATV Club, Contact: Oliver
  Mid-Island ATV Club, Contact: Brad
  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, Contact:  Loren Tabish; 250-287-3505

  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:
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. Is the Glenora (Shawnigan) Division gate open 3 days this upcoming weekend due to the Stat Holiday? Open Fri? Mon?

  2. Better yet, Shawnigan will be open for 4 days for this upcoming long weekend - Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.