Gate Closures & Fire Season

Municipal Forest Reserve Gate Closures


September 19, 2017 - With the recent wet weather and the reduction of forest fire hazard, North Cowichan Forestry has opened the forestry gates on Mt. Prevost, Mt. Sicker and Grace Road.

July 7, 2017 - With the continued hot and dry weather, the forestry gates will remain closed until we have a significant change in the weather. Please note that while the areas are closed to motorized vehicles, they remain open for activities such as hiking and mountain biking. 

June 29, 2017 - The recent and forecasted warm and dry weather has increased the forest fire hazard. In order to protect the Municipal Forest Reserve, the Mount Prevost, Mount Sicker, and Grace Road forestry gates will be locked as of 7:30 a.m. on Friday, June 30, 2017, until further notice.  The areas will still be open for activities such as hiking and mountain biking, but there will be no motorized vehicle access.

North Cowichan Forestry will reassess the gate closure after the July long weekend to determine continuing closures. Further updates will be posted here and in the Latest News section on our website.

For More Information Contact:

Forestry Department

Fire Season

Fire season is from April 1 to October 31.