Campbell River Natural Resource District Road Safety Information
- Seasonal Travel
- Driving Forest Service Roads - Campbell River Natural Resource District (PDF)
- Radio Calling Standard Operating Procedure - Campbell River Natural Resource District (PDF)
- Resource Road User Safety Guide (PDF)
- Campbell River Coast Radio Frequency Map V10_9 (PDF)
Please be aware of burned logs and stumps that have fallen onto the road which may create a safety hazard to traffic. Use caution and do not stop on the road from approximately 19 km to 26 km.
The Artlish Main will be closed at 17Km for at least 1 week and we anticipate it will be from Aug 19-23rd.
Road maintenance activities are planned on the Atluck FSR from 11 to 30Km. Expect heavy equipment working on the road from April 10 to August 1, 2019. Expect rotating closures and delays from 25Km to 30Km between April 10 and August 1, 2019
Road Maintenance activities are planned on the Artlish FSR from 0 to 26Km. Expect heavy equipment working the road from June 1 to September 15, 2019. Expect road closures for bridge replacements from 10Km to 24Km between June 15 to September 1, 2019.
Iron River FSR:
Please be advised of a bridge replacement project taking place at approximately 4.6 kilometer on the Iron River FSR between July 29th and September 1st. Please utilize alternate routes.
Closed at approximately 39 km due to significant road damage.
For more detailed information on these closures please contact:
Mark Ross, RFT
BCTS Strait of Georgia
Campbell River, BC
Work In-Progress/Upcoming Works
Please be advised that road improvement activities will be taking place at numerous worksites between 1.5km and 28.5km on the Zeballos FSR until October 31, 2019. Expect up to 20 minute delays at each site for up to 3 active sites along this portion of the road. Please plan your travel accordingly.
Motorized Vehicle Restrictions
- Campbell River Watershed - John Hart Lake Restrictions
The City of Campbell River draws its drinking water supply from John Hart Lake mostly via the BC Hydro intake dam and penstocks. On October 15, 2001 the Ministry of Forests in cooperation with the City of Campbell River moved to protect the city’s water supply. To that end, several roads within the community watershed are closed to motorized vehicles. In addition, an order to prohibit camping along the shores of the John Hart Lake is in place.
The intent of the order is to protect the drinking water used by the residents of the Campbell River area. Motor vehicles can cause sediment and petroleum products to enter the water supply. Campers can introduce human fecal coliform and other pollutants.
Please see the John Hart Road and Camping Closures Map for futher details.
For additional information please visit the City of Campbell River website at http://www.campbellriver.ca/city-services/water/watershed-protection/
- Snowden Demonstration Forest Trails
Established trails within the Snowden Demonstration Forest are classified as non-motorized trails and use of motorized vehicles is prohibited.
- Off-Road Vehicle Information
Seasonal conditions exist on most roads. Back-country roads may present a variety of conditions ranging from rough and/or wet with soft muddy sections to dry and dusty sections resulting in reduced visibility. 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 tires (seasonably dependent) 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 and drive defensively expecting the unexpected
- Never exceed posted speed limits
- Keep a safe distance behind vehicles; you must be able to stop in half the distance that you can clearly see
- Notify someone of your departure time and expected time of arrival at destination
- In extreme conditions, re-evaluate the need to travel