Road Conditions in the Sea to Sky District

Be advised, there may be instances where an event on a road or bridge may not yet have been identified; please exercise caution

Ashlu branch

Birkenhead Lake FSR # 5733

  • Industrial use FSR
  • Recommend 4WD, drive with caution
  • April 1 - June 15 annually: motorized vehicle prohibition on Birkenhead River upstream of the bridge crossing over Tenquille Creek (Wildlife Act, section 76(d))
  • July 15 - October 31 annually: motorized vehicle prohibition on Birkenhead Lake FSR west of the junction with Branch 10 (Wildlife Act, section 112)

Blackwater Creek FSR #8354 (access to Birkenhead Lake)

  • Public use FSR
  • Recommend 4WD, drive with caution
  • April 1 - June 15 annually: motorized vehicle prohibition on Phelix Creek upstream of the junction of the Phelix Creek FSR and Blackwater Creek FSR. (Wildlife Act, section 76(h))

Brandywine Creek FSR #8079 (access to Brandywine Meadows)

  • Wilderness FSR
  • 4WD access only; seasonally deactivated
  • Access Brandywine FSR via the paved Callaghan Road

Britannia Creek FSR (#8321) and Furry Creek FSR (#8210)

  • Industrial use FSRs 
  • Gate closed; access not managed by ministry staff. For more information contact the Britannia mine manager at (604) 837-1927

Callaghan Creek FSR (#6102) (access to Callaghan Lake)

  • Wilderness FSR 
  • 4WD access only; seasonally deactivated 
  • Closed to all motorized vehicles each year from November 1 to May 15 under section 58 of the Forest and Range Practices Act

Chance Creek FSR #7704

  • Industrial use FSR 

Cheakamus River FSR #3077

  • Branch 09 (access to Jane Lakes)
    • Wilderness FSR 
    • Overgrown; not recommended for vehicles
  • Branch 01 (east side access to Cheakamus Lake)
    • November 13, 2018 until further notice (anticipated until late spring 2019): Under authority of Section 6 of the Forest Service Road Use Regulation the Cheakamus River FSR branch 01 will be closed to the public from 3km to 6.5km to allow for the Cheakamus Community Forest to carry out a fuel reduction project as part of the Resort Municipality of Whistler's community wildfire protection plan. While access between 0km and 3km will be open, it is not recommended as there may be limited opportunities to turn vehicles around.
  • Branch 03 (west side access to Black Tusk)
    • Wilderness FSR 
    • 4WD access only; seasonally deactivated 
    • Gate locked at ~ 5km;  BC Parks has restricted motorized vehicle access past this point

Cheekye FSR #6527

  • Branch 02 -access to Brohm Ridge
    • Wilderness FSR
    • 4WD access only; seasonally deactivated
    • Bridge at 6.5km on Branch 06 (referred to as "The Crossover") has been permanently removed; anyone requiring alpine/chalet/snowmobile access must travel up the Cat Lake side
  • Branch 01 – access to Cat Lake
    • Industrial FSR
    • Recommend 4WD, drive with caution
    • No vehicle access past last gate to prevent irreparable damage to alpine by vehicular traffic; foot access only beyond last gate

Conroy Creek FSR #9176

  • Industrial use FSR
  • Recommend 4WD, drive with caution

Daisy Lake FSR #9281

  • Wilderness FSR

Elaho branch

Haylmore Creek FSR # 5694

  • Wilderness FSR
  • Recommend 4WD, drive with caution
  • At ~8km road subject to debris; no vehicle access beyond 14km
  • April 1 - June 15 annually: motorized vehicle prohibition on Haylmore Creek upstream of the bridge crossing over Common Johnny Creek. (Wildlife Act, section 76(k))

Hurley River FSR #7973

  • Industrial use FSR 
  • Recommend 4WD, drive with caution
  • Tenquille branch seasonally deactivated
  • Hurley River FSR managed by the Cascades Natural Resource District office (250) 378-8400; for road updates visit isurvivedthehurley.com

In-SHUCK-ch/ Lillooet West/ Lillooet Lake/ Skookumchuck/ Port Douglas FSR #7343

  • In-SHUCK-ch FSR
    • Public use and industrial use FSR
  • Lizzie Lake branch 03
    • Road closed in August 2010 under Section 57 of the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act -  inaccessible due to flood damage at 1km; road and bridges damaged in numerous locations. No access to the Stein Valley. No anticipated repair date
  • Sts'ailes (West) FSR is managed by the Chilliwack Natural Resource District; for updates visit the Chilliwack District's interactive FSR  map

Levette Lake FSR #6425 (access to Hut Lake)

  • Wilderness FSR 
  • 4WD recommended
  • No motorized access to Hut Lake; road closed and gated at Levette Lake. Short walk-in to public portion of Levette Lake

Lillooet River FSR #6123 (often called Upper Lillooet FSR)

  • Industrial use FSR
  • Fall alert: The gate at 9km to restrict public access may be locked due to increased landslide risk as a result of excessive rainfall, as per the Volcanic Landslide Risk Management report. Drivers returning to Pemberton must be prepared to overnight at 9km.
  • The turn off to the Hurley FSR, at 9km on the Lillooet River FSR, is not impacted by the gate for Lillooet River FSR.
  • Meager Creek FSR is closed indefinitely due to land slide; no vehicle or land access to the hot springs via Lillooet River FSR. See the Meager Creek slide area map

Lillooet South FSR #7977

  • Industrial use FSR
  • April 1 - June 15 and September 16 - November 30 annually: motorized vehicle prohibition at 2km. (Wildlife Act, section 111)
  • Meager Creek Recreation Site closed indefinitely due to 2010 land slide; no vehicle access to the hot springs via Lillooet South FSR. See the Meager Creek slide area map

Mamquam River FSR #9283

  • Industrial use FSR 
  • 4WD access only; watch for industrial traffic

McKenzie Basin FSR #7867

  • Industrial use FSR 
  • 4WD access only

Miller Bench Creek FSR # 9717

  • Industrial use FSR 
  • 4WD access only

Owl Creek FSR #8458

  • Industrial use FSR 
  • 4WD access only

Ring Creek North FSR #6785 and Mashiter Creek FSR #8035

  • Industrial use FSRs 

Rutherford Creek FSR #5673 and Rutherford South FSR #10240

  • Wilderness FSRs
  • 4WD access only

Ryan River FSR #8015

Sloquet Creek FSR #6780

  • Industrial Use FSR
  • 4WD recommended, watch for industrial traffic, drive with caution
  • April 1 - June 15 annually: motorized vehicle prohibition on Sloquet Creek upstream of the bridge crossing over an unnamed creek located 5km north of the bridge crossing over North Sloquet Creek. (Wildlife Act, section 76(c))

Soo River FSR #7910

  • Branch 01 - Soo River
    • Industrial use FSR
    • Recommend 4WD, drive with caution
  • Branch 03 - 16 Mile Creek / Cougar Mountain
    • Industrial Use FSR
    • Recommend 4WD, drive with caution
    • Seasonally deactivated from 5.1km to 8.1km

Squamish River FSR #9160/ Ashlu/ Elaho

  • Industrial FSR - Industrial traffic seven days a week, active logging and hauling underway
  • Squamish River FSR (mainline)
    • Open, but due to recent flooding and washouts the Squamish River FSR is excessively bumpy in many sections.
    • Drive with caution
  • Ashlu branch:
    • November 2018 until further notice: 2km on the Ashlu branch of the Squamish River FSR is closed to all vehicle traffic; ATV, motorcycle and foot traffic is permitted. Required works to repair the FSR due to storm damage are underway.
    • April 1 - June 15 annually: motorized vehicle prohibition on Ashlu River upstream of the bridge crossing over Pikett Creek. (Wildlife Act, section 76(a))
  • Elaho branch:  
    •  Fall 2018: Access beyond 40km on the Elaho branch is closed until spring 2019.
    • The public is advised there continues to be significant safety risk due to falling rocks and burnt trees reaching the road following the 2015 wildfire.  Be aware that rock fall may obstruct the road at any time and block the road for up to several weeks
    • April 1 - June 15 annually: motorized vehicle prohibition on Sims Creek upstream of the bridge crossing over Windgate Creek. (Wildlife Act, section 76(b))

Stawamus FSR #4823

  • Wilderness FSR 
  • 4WD access only; seasonally deactivated
  • Indian River Branch 01 to Indian River (Indian Arm)
    • December 1, 2017: Road impassable beyond ~10km (high point) due to storm damage. No projected date when road will be repaired
  • Shannon branch 02 (to Stawamus Chief) of Stawamus Indian
    • Wilderness FSR 
    • 4WD access only 
    • Active industrial operations, use caution. Gate closure at 4.2km in effect;  no road access beyond this point. Parking for a limited number of vehicles will be available at the 4.2km location.
    • Inquiries regarding the Sea to Sky Gondola should be directed to the licensee Kirby Brown at (604) 892-2550

Sts'ailes (Formerly Harrison West Chilliwack District)

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