Access to Island Timberlands Land

Island Timberlands Public Access

Island Timberlands is in the business of growing, harvesting and delivering high quality forest products from its private forest lands. Island Timberlands allows public access for the purpose of recreation and other approved uses when compatible with our forest management policies.

Recreational access to Island Timberlands private forest lands is available only through the gates indicated as ‘Open’. To ensure public safety and the protection of the forest, all unauthorized access to Island Timberlands forest land is prohibited. Please respect signs and gates. Where gates are indicated as ‘Open’, access is available weekends only. Overnight stays are not permitted. Recreational access opportunities to Island Timberlands private forest lands will change based on harvesting activities, environmental conditions (inc. wildfire), and other factors.


Notices

Alberni Inlet Trail Stage 1: Due to road construction in the area, the Alberni Inlet Trail Stage 1 (from the first Viewpoint at Ship Creek trail head to Lone Tree Point) will be closed weekdays starting Monday Oct.15 and through mid-December 2018. Please follow signage and directions.

Alberni Inlet Trail Stage 2: Due to operations in the area, please expect temporary delays on the Alberni Inlet Trail (Stage 2) from China Creek parking lot south to Underwood Cove on weekdays, Nov.9-Nov.23. Please follow signage and directions.

Cameron Connector Planned Closure: Cameron Connector to the Cameron Mainline will be closed until further notice staring Monday November 19, 2018 due to harvesting activity on the Cameron Mainline.

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Community Announcements
Authorized ATV access to Island Timberlands' Roads
Authorized ATV access to Island Timberlands' Roads

Island Timberlands has access agreements with two ATV clubs on Vancouver Island:

These agreements allow for legal and authorized access while promoting safety and respectful use of our private lands. We hope these agreements help build co-operation with ATV club enthusiasts and provide opportunities for those wishing to ride on Island Timberlands’ roads. *Non-club members on ATV’s are not permitted on Island Timberlands’ roads or property

Authorized Snow Mobile access to Island Timberlands
Authorized Snow Mobile access to Island Timberlands

Island Timberlands has an access agreement with the North Island Snow Mobile Club (NISC). The NISC has authorized access to designated roads in our Oyster River Operation. For information contact: North Island Snow Mobile Club, Loren Tabish; 250-287-3505 Email:loren.tabish@seymourservices.ca. *Non-club members on snow mobiles are not permitted on Island Timberlands’ roads or property

CSWM Launches Illegal Dumping Prevention Program
CSWM Launches Illegal Dumping Prevention Program

Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) has launched a 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 visit:www.cswm.ca/illegaldumping

Unauthorized Access / Suspicious Activity
Unauthorized Access / Suspicious Activity

Unauthorized access is not tolerated. Unless authorized, ATV’s and snow mobiles are not permitted on Island Timberlands property. Campfires, camping, and off-roading are not permitted. Please respect the environment and keep your vehicles on the main roads at all times.

Don’t let a few ruin access for everyone! If you see suspicious activities on our lands you can report them. Please do not put yourself in an unsafe situation. Contact Safety Net Security 250-830-8343, or connect with us through the Contact Us link on our website.

Please Report Poachers and Polluters!
Conservation Officer 24 Hour Hotline 1-877-952-RAPP (7277)

Gate Access Point Status Hours
Yellow Creek Main Open Weekends Only 6am - 4pm
Copp Main Open Weekends Only 6am - 4pm
Cameron @ 0km Open Weekends Only 6am - 4pm
Cameron Connector - Access to Mt. Arrowsmith and Labour Day Lake Open Weekends Only 6am - 4pm
Loon Lake Closed Closed
Horne Lake North 100 Closed Closed
Ash Main at 22km - Access to Lowry Lake & Scout Beach Open Weekends Only 6am-4pm
Ash 494 Closed Closed
Ash Main at 28.6km Open Weekends Only 6am - 4pm

*Side gates beyond 28.6km will be closed due to harvesting activities

Comox Main @ Beaver Cr Rd Open Weekends Only 6am-4pm

*Closed at 18km

Comox 91 Closed Closed
Comox 15.3 Closed Closed
Museum Main Closed Closed
Access Notice
There is no access to Father and Son Lake. Thistle Mine Road is closed at 8km until further notice.
Northwest Bay Open Weekends Only 6am - 4pm

*This gate staffed by students from VIU’s Resource Management Program

Chemainus Main Open Weekends Only 6am-4pm
Glenora (Shawnigan) Closed Saturday, Open Sunday 6am-4pm Sunday Only
Buckley Bay Open Weekends Only 6am - 4pm
Oyster River Open Weekends Only 6am - 4pm
Nanaimo River Camp Open Weekends Only 6am - 4pm

This gate is staffed by students from VIU’s Resource Management Program

All persons entering the Nanaimo Watershed to hunt on weekends must present photo identification along with their Nanaimo River Watershed Entry Permit.  Youth aged 10 – 17 years who do not have photo identification must show their youth hunting license.  First Nations youth can use their status card as proof of identification, along with their Watershed Access Card.

Those without the proper identification will be refused access.

No access to Rheinhart 64 on Saturday November 10, 2018.

 

Table Last Updated - November 15, 2018

Access is at your own risk. Access may be restricted to ensure the safety of the public and our employees and contractors, protection of the environment, and the security of assets.

 

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