ACCESS

Responsible and safe access to our working forest

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Now Open: Macktush Campsite

80 campsites on the north shore of the Alberni Inlet with a playground and fantastic boating, fishing, and windsurfing opportunities.
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Access

Mosaic takes care to manage and protect the forest for the future. We govern access to ensure the safety of the public, reduce the risk of wildfires, prevent damage to sensitive plant ecosystems, and protect endangered species habitat.

Where available, access opportunities to Mosaic private forest lands are for individuals and small groups in designated locations on weekends only. Please refer to the Current Access Opportunities on this page for details. Overnight stays are not permitted except in designated camping areas.

Access opportunities will change based on operational and weather conditions and may be restricted to ensure public and worker safety, protection of the environment, and the security of assets.


PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICES

  • August 17-18, 2019 | Ash 5.3 km Bridge will be out of service

  • August 14-31, 2019 | Southshore Mainline near Caycuse - Road closure due to bridge replacement. Download The Map


CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

(This information last updated August 16, 2019)

Island Timberlands Forest Lands
Access Opportunities

Access PointStatus Hours
Yellow Creek Main and Copp MainOpenWeekends Only, 8am-9pm
Cameron at 0kmOpenWeekends Only, 8am-4pm
Cameron Connector (Access to Mt. Arrowsmith and Labour Day Lake)OpenWeekends Only, 8am-9pm
Loon LakeClosedClosed
Horne Lake North 100ClosedClosed
Ash Main at 22km (Access to Lowry Lake & Scout Beach)OpenWeekends Only, 8am-9pm
Ash Main at 49.4kmOpenWeekends Only, 8am-4pm
Ash Main at 28.6kmOpenWeekends Only, 8am-4pm
Turtle Lake MainOpenWeekends Only, 8am-4pm
Comox Main @ Beaver Cr RdClosedClosed
Comox Main at 9.1kmOpenWeekends Only, 8am-4pm
Comox Main at 15.3kmClosedClosed
Museum MainOpenWeekends Only, 8am-4pm
Northwest Bay MainOpenWeekends Only, 8am-4pm
Chemainus MainOpenWeekends Only, 8am-4pm
Glenora (Shawnigan)ClosedClosed to Motorized Vehicles, open to other users weekends only, 8am-4pm
Buckley BayClosedClosed
Oyster RiverClosedClosed
Nanaimo River CampClosedClosed
* Motorized Vehicles include ATV's, electric bikes and horses with horseshoes. Non-Motorized Vehicles include unmotorized bikes, horses w/o horseshoes, and pedestrians.

TimberWest Forest Lands
Access Opportunities

Access PointStatus Hours
North IslandClosedClosed
- Comox MainClosedClosed
- Buttle BluffsClosedClosed
- BrownsClosedClosed
- ConstitutionClosedClosed
- CL31ClosedClosed
- CougarClosedClosed
- CranberryClosedClosed
- DumpClosedClosed
- Little AndersonClosedClosed
- MTW1400ClosedClosed
- RailwayClosedClosed
- TrentClosedClosed
- Upper MurexClosedClosed
South Island
All gates from Sooke to Qualicum and Port Alberni.ClosedClosed

DID YOU KNOW?

Access points that include a number, are branch roads. Where the name of an access point includes a number, that number is the distance in kilometers of the branch road from the Mainline. For example Comox 9.1km is a branch road located at 9.1km along the Comox Mainline.

Access opportunities to Mosaic private forest lands are for individuals and small groups in designated locations on weekends only. Where the weekend is a stuatory or other holiday, access opportunities will be extended through that weekend holiday period.


 
 

Campsites

NORTH ISLAND

Reservations Open: April 1

Campsites Currently Open:

  • Willington Point Campsite

  • Wokas Lake Campsite

  • Gooseneck Lake Campsite

Campfires: Campfires are permitted when burning restrictions allow. Firewood is available for purchase onsite while campfires are permitted.

Booking: Bonnie at 250-830-7300 or email wpcampsite@hotmail.com

SOUTH ISLAND

Reservations Open: March 1

Campsites Currently Open:

  • Caycuse Campsite

  • Heather Campsite

  • Kissinger Lake Campsite

  • Little Shaw Campsite

  • Old Mill Campsite

  • Windy Point Campsite

  • Riverside Campsite

  • Deadwood Campsite

  • Macktush Campsite

Campfires: Campfires are permitted when burning restrictions allow. Firewood is available for purchase onsite while campfires are permitted.

Booking:


 
 

Access Agreements

Mosaic works with organized groups and clubs who advocate for responsible access to Mosaic’s private forest lands. For us, responsible access means reduced risk of wildfire, safety incidents, vandalism and dumping.

To apply for access to Mosaic’s private forest lands, download and complete the appropriate Land Use Application. *Not sure which application form to use? No problem – our team reviews both Island Timberlands and TimberWest applications. Use the form you think is the most appropriate for your area of interest.

Access to Mosaic private forest lands may also be obtained by joining an organization that has an Access Agreement with Mosaic. Mosaic has Access Agreements with the following groups and clubs: