UPDATE: Gate Closures - Municipal Forest Reserve

UPDATE - 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.

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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.