Wednesday, June 13, 2018

June 14, 2018 Update

Firewood Opportunities
* Firewood is for personal use only and is not to be sold. 
* Firewood cutting opportunities will be increasingly limited as the risk of wildfire increases.


Firewood Locations and Hours
Geographic Area
Road Name
Location Description
Visitor Centres
Status
Gate Hours (Sat-Sun)
Port Alberni
Franklin River Road
Anderson Ave to Franklin River Road. Take your first left
Fundraiser: Permits available at this gate
Open
8am-4pm
Ash
Canal 53
Canal Main at 4.5-5.3km – Just south of the Old Sproat Lake DLS
Port Alberni (M-F,  9am-5pm; Sat 10am-3pm, Sun 10am-2pm)
Open
8am-4pm
Cameron
Roger Creek 4 (RC4)
0.6km before the Coombs Candy Store. Contacts for permits: Jack 250-723-5851; Ron 250-720-8922; Dan 250-735-6093; Chad 250-720-8922; Bob 250-723-9727
Closed
Closed
Fanny Bay
Jacobs Road
Hwy 19A to Jacobs Road
Parksville (M-F 9-5pm)
Open
9am-4pm
Qualicum Bay
Cochrane Road
Hwy 19A to Cochrane Road
Parksville (M-F 9-5pm)
Open
8am-4pm
Parksville
Allsbrook 12
Hwy 4A to Allsbrook; turn right at 1.2kms
Parksville (M-F 9-5pm)
Open
8am-4pm
Parksville
Allsbrook 26
Hwy 4A to Allsbrook; turn right on Evergreen
Parksville (M-F 9-5pm)
Open
9am-4pm
Nanaimo
McKeown
Follow Extension Road to McKeown
Parksville (M-F 9-5pm)
Closed
Closed
Shawnigan
M-Mainline @ 1km
Waters Rd to Holt Main, to M-Mainline
Cowichan (M-F 9-5pm Sat 10-4pm)
Closed
Closed 

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Recreational Access Opportunities
*A reminder that overnight camping and fires are not permitted on Island Timberlands private lands. Gate openings may change due to weather conditions. Unless authorized by Island Timberlands, access is closed on weekdays.


UPDATE Log Train Trail Closure (Cold Creek) 
Starting May 14, 2018 for approximately two months, trails and roads between the Candy Store and the power lines will be closed weekdays until 5pm due to road building and blasting. 

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Gate
Status
Hours
Cameron @ 25km
Closed
Closed
Yellow Creek Main
Open*
8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday
Cameron @ 0km
Open*
8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday
Cameron Connector
Open*
8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday
Loon Lake
Closed
 Closed
Horne Lake North 100
Closed
 Closed
Ash Main (at 22km)
Open*
8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday
Ash Main (at 28.6km)
Open*
8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday
Comox Main @ Beaver Cr Rd
Open*
8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday
Comox-91
Closed
 Closed
Museum Main
Closed
 Closed
Northwest Bay
Open*
8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday
Nanaimo Lakes Road 45
Closed
 Closed
Chemainus Main
Open*
8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday
Glenora (Shawnigan)
Open*
8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday
Buckley Bay
Closed
 Closed
Allsbrook 12 & 26
Open*
8am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday
Oyster River
Closed
 Closed
Nanaimo River Camp
Closed
 Closed


* Although the mainline may be open, other gates will be closed for public safety, to protect the environment, and to protect Island Timberlands' assets.

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