ACCESS

Responsible and safe access to our working forest

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Now Open: Macktush

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 Opportunities

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.

ALERT

Be advised that the fire danger rating is High to Extreme for most of Vancouver Island. Please take care with any activity in forested areas that could pose a risk of wildfire. Information about the current fire danger rating is available here.

(This information last updated June 21, 2019)

Island Timberlands Forest Lands
Access Opportunities

Gate Access PointStatus Hours
Yellow Creek Main and Copp MainClosedOpen the Long Weekend-Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8am-4pm
Cameron @ 0kmClosedOpen the Long Weekend-Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8am-4pm
Cameron Connector (Access to Mt. Arrowsmith and Labour Day Lake)ClosedOpen the Long Weekend-Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8am-4pm
Loon LakeClosedClosed
Horne Lake North 100ClosedClosed
Ash Main at 22km (Access to Lowry Lake & Scout Beach)ClosedOpen the Long Weekend-Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8am-4pm
Ash 494ClosedClosed
Ash Main at 28.6kmClosedOpen the Long Weekend-Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8am-4pm
Turtle Lake MainClosed8am-4pm Daily
Comox Main @ Beaver Cr RdClosedOpen the Long Weekend-Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8am-4pm
Comox 91ClosedOpen the Long Weekend-Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8am-4pm
Comox 15.3ClosedClosed
Museum MainClosedClosed
Northwest BayClosedOpen the Long Weekend-Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8am-4pm
Chemainus Main (No Access Past 22km)ClosedOpen the Long Weekend-Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8am-4pm
Glenora (Shawnigan)ClosedOpen the Long Weekend-Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8am-4pm
Buckley BayClosedClosed
Oyster RiverClosedClosed
Nanaimo River CampClosedClosed

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

 
 

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.

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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:


 

 

Firewood Cutting Opportunities

Island Timberlands Forest Lands
Firewood Cutting Opportunities

Due to the dry weather conditions and related increase in fire danger rating, firewood cutting opportunities are not currently available on Island Timberlands private forest lands. For information about the fire danger rating, visit the BC Wildfire Service website.


TimberWest Forest Lands
Firewood Cutting Opportunities

U-Cut Firewood at Northern Vancouver Island
Contact: Al Tymchuk, 250-650-4060 or visit http://www.busybfirewood.com

U-Cut Firewood at Lake Cowichan
Contact: Got Wood (Jamie) 250-710-2531 or BRI Security (Jayne Ingram) 250- 710-6452.

U-Cut Firewood in Sooke
Contact: Barry Morrison, 250-812-3589, sookebear@gmail.com.

U-Cut Firewood at Ladysmith
Contact: Dave Judson, 250-245-3690