Recreational Access

RECREATIONAL ACCESS

General Guidelines
Where available, access opportunities to Island Timberlands private forest lands are for individuals and small groups in designated locations on weekends only. Please refer to the Gate Access Information (right) for details.

  • 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.
  • Overnight stays are not permitted.
  • It is unlawful to cut wood on Island Timberlands private forest land outside of designated areas. If you encounter a tree across the road, please report it via the comments area on this website.
  • Access is at your own risk. Access opportunities will change based on operational and weather conditions, and may be restricted to ensure the safety of the public, our employees and contractors, protection of the environment, and the security of assets.

Access agreements

Island Timberlands supports access opportunities that are compatible with our forest management policies. We work with organized groups and clubs who are advocates for responsible access to Island Timberlands’ private forest lands. For us, responsible access means reduced risk of wildfire, safety incidents’, vandalism and dumping.

To submit an application for access to Island Timberlands private forest lands, please download and complete the Land Use Application form and submit it by email to access@islandtimberlands.com.

Report A Wildfire
Call *5555 or
1-800-663-3333
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 and Copp Main Open Open for the Long Weekend-Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8am-4pm
Cameron @ 0km Open Open for the Long Weekend-Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8am-4pm
Cameron Connector - Access to Mt. Arrowsmith and Labour Day Lake Open Open for the Long Weekend-Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8am-4pm
Loon Lake Closed Closed
Horne Lake North 100 Closed Closed
Ash Main at 22km - Access to Lowry Lake & Scout Beach Open Open for the Long Weekend-Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8am-4pm
Ash 494 Closed Closed
Ash Main at 28.6km Open Open for the Long Weekend-Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8am-4pm
Turtle Lake Main Open Open Daily, 8am-4pm
Comox Main @ Beaver Cr Rd Open Open for the Long Weekend-Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8am-4pm
Comox 91 Closed Closed
Comox 15.3 Closed Closed
Museum Main Closed Closed
Northwest Bay Open Open for the Long Weekend-Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8am-4pm
Chemainus Main, No Access Past 22km Open Open for the Long Weekend-Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8am-4pm
Glenora (Shawnigan) Open Open for the Long Weekend-Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8am-4pm
Buckley Bay Closed Closed
Oyster River Closed Closed
Nanaimo River Camp Closed Closed
Table Last Updated - April 18, 2019

This information is updated weekly.

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