Campbell River Natural Resource District Road Safety Information

Road Closures

  • Please be advised that BC Timber Sales will be commencing operations of a bridge replacement project resulting in the closure of the Artlish Main FSR at 5.1km for 1 week sometime between July- September 2017.  For more details please contact Mark Ross at 250 286 9366.
  • Please be advised that the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations will be commencing improvements on the Elk Bay FSR from Highway 19 to the Elk Bay Sort. Works are anticipated to commence July 4, 2017 with the overall project to complete late September 2017. The project will involve closing the road from 6am-3pm, Monday-Friday, in order to avoid hazards to the public. Suggested alternate access to the general area would be via the Rock Bay FSR and Stella Lake FSR.

Work In-Progress/Upcoming Works

  • Please be advised that BC Timber Sales will be performing ongoing road works from June to September 2017 on the Artlish Main FSR from 1km-26km.  Expect delays. Thank you for your patience.


  • Please be advised that due to structural damage, the CR-2135 bridge located at 7km on the Snowden FSR, has been down rated to 10 tonnes.

Seasonal Travel

Seasonal conditions exist on most roads.  Back-country roads may present rough and/or wet conditions with soft muddy sections.  Where avalanche paths exist, the roads may be partially covered with residual debris.  As always, caution is advised on all roads and back-country travellers should be aware of rapidly changing weather conditions including stream flows which may affect road conditions. Travellers should also be mindful when entering tsunami areas and pay close attention to tsunami evacuation route signage.

It is strongly recommended that travellers on winter roads take the following precautions:

  • Ensure your vehicle is well maintained and has reliable winter tires installed
  • Always carry chains
  • Ensure your vehicle is equipped with an emergency kit - i.e. first aid kit, shovel, axe, matches, lighter, blankets, rope etc.
  • Drive accordingly to road and weather conditions
  • Notify someone of your departure time and expected time of arrival at destination
  • In extreme conditions, re-evaluate the need to travel