Chilliwack Natural Resource District road safety information

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Road Notices and warnings

All resource road users are advised to check local weather and safety advisories, drive to the condition of the road and watch for hazards if heading into the backcountry.

Bench FSR 5127.10 (September 28, 2021)
Due to heavy rainfall, a rockfall impacted the Bench Forest Service Road at approximately 7.0 km. The Road is open but unstable terrain is still present. Do not stop at this location.

Harrison East FSR 5748.01 (July 6, 2021)
“Please be aware of Rockfall Hazard – No Stopping” warning signs located at approximately 13.0 km. For further details see the District Manager Notice.

Lost Creek FSR 8466.01 and Lost Murdo FSR 8466.02 (November 23, 2018)
Due to heavy rainfall, a landslide crossed over Lost Murdo and Lost Creek Forest Service Roads. Unstable terrain is still present. Do not stop at 1.5 km on Lost Creek FSR and at 1.2 km on Murdo FSR. For further details see this report

Mount Cheam FSR 5127.33 (September 24, 2021)
Please drive with caution due to several deep cross-ditches along the FSR. High clearance vehicle is highly recommended.

Road closures and restrictions

Anderson 13000 FSR 8074.07 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 0 km, impassable.

Bear Creek FSR 5748.03 (December 17, 2021)
No access past 4.8 km due debris torrent plugged culvert. Entire crossing is washed away. 4.6km Failed culvert. 4.9km tension cracks in the road surface. 12.8 km erosion of the road grade. 

Bridal Veil Falls FSR 7685.01 (November 15, 2021)
The Bridal Veil Falls Forest Service Road is CLOSED at 0.0km. For further details see the District Manager Notice.

Bucklin FSR 8013.01 (November 8, 2019)
Road closed at approximately 0.8 km due to a condemned bridge. Structure CK-2231 is downrated to 0 tonnes. For further details see the District Manager Notice.

Cantelon FSR 8124.01 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 0 km due to being blocked by multiple slides.

Cogburn FSR 5748.02 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 2.6 km due to a debris torrent that has covered the road bed.

Dewdney FSR 7995.01 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 0 km, impassable.

East Anderson FSR 7972.02 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 5.5 km. 4x4 pickup access to approximately 5.5 km.

Eaton FSR 7462.01 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 10 km due to washout.

Emory 4100 FSR 8147.02 (December 17, 2021)
No access at o km due to washout.

Eureka FSR 8111.01 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 10 km, impassable.

Fleetwood FSR 8241.08 (May 5, 2020)
No vehicle access beyond 5.0 km on Fleetwood FSR due to a road washout.

Florence Lake FSR 8648.01 (February 4, 2020)
No vehicle access beyond 14 km, watch for material on road surface. Caution is advised due to unstable terrain.

Garnet FSR 7558.01 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 2 km due to multiple washouts with significant surface and fill slope erosion. 

Hale FSR 6314.047 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 0 km due to two washed out culverts.

Harrison East FSR 5748.01 (December 17, 2021)
Use caution at 2 km and 13 km due to erosion of the road. Use caution at 16.1 km due to landslide. Use caution at 21.3 km, 22.1 km, 22.6 km, and 22.8 km due to debris across the road. NO ACCESS THOUGH KOOKIPI.

Hemlock Valley FSR 6314.04 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 0 km due to four washed out culverts.

Kookipi FSR 6996.02 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 0 km, impassable.

Lorenzeta FSR 8149.10 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 3.7 km due to washout.

Lost Creek FSR 8466.01 (August 26, 2021)
The Lost Creek Forest Service Road is closed  at approximately 16.0 km due to a condemned bridge. Structure CK-2171 is downrated to 0 tonnes. For further details see the District Manager Notice.

Mowhokum FSR 8019.012 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 10 km, impassable.

Mowhokum East FSR 8019.03 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 0 km, impassable.

Mystery FSR 6314.16 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 11.1 km due to damaged wood box culvert – not currently drivable past this point.

Mystery FSR 6314.16 (February 4, 2020)
No vehicle access beyond 7.3 km due to road slump.

Mystery 5500 FSR 6314.17 (December 17, 2021)
No access past 0km, washout at 2.0km, cross ditches are not drivable with a pickup at start of FSR.

Mystery 8100 FSR 6314.17 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 1km, road is not drivable.

Nahatlatch FSR 6996.01 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 14.5 km. Pickup access only to 14.5 km.

Nesakwatch FSR 5127.16 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 0 km due to washout.

Nesakwatch Lake FSR 5127.24 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 0 km due to water on the road.

Norrish FSR 10326.01 (June 1, 2022)
No access at 2.2 km due to unstable terrain. For further details see the District Manager Notice (PDF, 385KB).   

Peers FSR 8126.01 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 0 km, impassable.

Silverhope FSR 8148.01 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 10 km due to washout at 10km, 12km, and 17km.

Slollicum FSR 5748.04 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 2 km due to washout. Only drivable for the first 2 kms up to washout.

Sowaqua FSR 7004.01 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 5.5 km, impassable.

Spuzzum FSR 8128.01 (December 17, 2021)
No access at 2 km due to washout.

Squeah FSR 6092.01 (September 28, 2020)
District Manager Notice

Statlu 8241.02 (February 4, 2020)
No Vehicle access beyond 1 km.

Stave FSR 8013.01 (November 8, 2019)
Road closed at approximately 22.2 km due to a condemned bridge. Structure CK-2270 is downrated to 0 tonnes. For further details see the District Manager Notice.

Stave FSR 8013.01 (November 7, 2019)
Road closed at approximately 7.5 km due to a condemned bridge. Structure CK-2261 is downrated to 0 tonnes. For further details see the District Manager Notice.

Stave FSR 8013.01 (October 21, 2021)
No vehicle access beyond 29 km due to a road washout.

Sts’ailes FSR 6314.01 (April 19, 2022)
Sts'ailes 22.7 km Closure Rescinded. District Manager's Notice.
The FSR is impassable at approximately 50 km due multiple washouts and slope failures past this point.  

Sumas Mountain FSR 7634.01 (May 28, 2022)
No vehicle access during running event from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday May 28, 2022.

Tshileuh FSR 7978.01 (November 6, 2017)
No vehicle access beyond 4.4 km.

Utzlius FSR 7972.01 (December 17, 2021)
No access due to bridge out at 8km.

Structure information

Please see this table for recent notifications regarding downrated structures in the Chilliwack Natural Resource District.

Structure inspection reports

Structure inspection reports for the Chilliwack Natural Resource District are available to view and download from this FTP location. Please be advised that road users must inspect and ascertain for themselves the condition of the structure prior to use.

Work in progress/upcoming works

Due to the 2021 atmospheric river storm events many forest service roads in the Chilliwack Forest District were damaged. Some may have unmarked hazards, unscheduled delays, have no access or will be closed at short notice. For specific enquiries please refer to the list of road closures and restrictions and visit the Chilliwack District FSR Access Map. As always it is advised to drive with caution and watch for hazards if heading into the backcountry. 

Engagement with First Nations for road maintenance activities

When ground disturbance is expected to happen while carrying out road maintenance activities on Forest Service Roads (i.e. new road construction, road re-alignment, road deactivation) and the ground disturbance may pose a potential impact to Indigenous Interests, Licensees are advised to notify the District Manager (DM) of the proposed/ongoing road maintenance activities. Please see the latest Road Use Permit (RUP) Obligations and Expectations Letter.

Forest Service Road renaming project

For information on FSR names that have been renamed please see the Chilliwack Forest District FSR Renaming Part 1. A final list of the remaining new names will be posted as Part 2 at a later date.

Road deactivation

Boise FSR 8394.02 (May 19, 2020)
A section of the Boise FSR has been retired. For further details see the FSR Discontinue and Closure Notice

Cypress Lake FSR 8337.01 and Radium FSR 5127.19 (January 7, 2019)
The Cypress Lake and Radium Forest Service Roads have been retired. For further details see the FSR Discontinue and Closure Information

Ruby 15000A 8125.10 (October 6, 2020)
The Ruby 15000A Forest Service Road has been retired. For further details see the FSR Discontinue and Closure Information