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

FSR Condition
BIRKENHEAD LAKE ESTATES Industrial Use FSR
4WD access only beyond 18km on Branch 1 due to deactivation
See above for Birkenhead grizzly closures
BLACKWATER
(TO BIRKENHEAD LAKE)
Public Use FSR 
Recommend 4WD, drive with caution
See above for Phelix Creek grizzly closures
BRANDYWINE 
(TO THE MEADOWS)
Wilderness FSR 
4WD access only; seasonally deactivated
Access Brandywine FSR via Callaghan Nordic Venue road
BRITANNIA/ 
FURRY CREEK
Industrial Use FSR 
Gate closed; access not actively managed by ministry staff. For more information contact Britannia Mine Manager (604) 837-1927
BROHM RIDGE    
(CHEEKYE)
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
CALLAGHAN EAST Industrial Use FSR 
Open
CALLAGHAN LAKE Industrial Use 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
CAT LAKE
(CHEEKYE)
Wilderness FSR
Recommend 4WD, drive with caution
No vehicular access past last gate to prevent irreparable damage to alpine by vehicular traffic; foot access only beyond last gate
CHANCE CREEK Industrial Use FSR 
Open
CHEAKAMUS RIVER 
(ACCESS TO JANE LAKES)
Industrial Use FSR 
Industrial traffic possible seven days a week
CHEAKAMUS RIVER
(EAST SIDE ACCESS TO CHEAKAMUS LAKE)
Wilderness FSR
Open
CHEAKAMUS RIVER
(WEST SIDE ACCESS TO
BLACK TUSK)
Wilderness FSR 
4WD access only; seasonally deactivated 
Gate locked at approx. 5km.  BC Parks has restricted motorized vehicle access past this point
DAISY LAKE Wilderness FSR
Recommend 4WD, drive with caution
ELAHO See SQUAMISH RIVER / ASHLU / ELAHO section below
HAYLMORE CREEK Wilderness FSR
Recommend 4WD, drive with caution 
At ~8km road subject to debris; no vehicle access beyond 14km
HURLEY

Wilderness FSR (0km to 15km from the Lillooet River FSR) 

January 10, 2018: Hurley River FSR (mainline) CLOSED due to winter conditions

4WD access only. Tenquille branch seasonally deactivated
May 9, 2014: the Hurley FSR, including portions previously managed by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, is now being managed by the Cascades Natural Resource District office (250) 378-8400 or visit isurvivedthehurley.com

In-SHUCK-ch/ LILLOOET WEST/ LILLOOET LAKE/
SKOOKUMCHUCK/ 
PORT DOUGLAS

Public Use and Industrial Use FSR
Industrial activity, watch for trucks hauling on the In-SHUCK-ch FSR

LEVETTE LAKE/
HUT LAKE
Wilderness FSR 
No motorized access to Hut Lake; road closed and gated at Levette Lake. Short walk-in to public portion of Levette Lake
LILLOOET RIVER/
MEAGER CREEK

Industrial Use FSR
Lillooet River FSR subject to periodic closures, as per Volcanic Landslide Risk Management (PDF, 4.56MB)

Meager Creek FSR is closed indefinitely due to land slide; no access to the hot springs. See the Meager slide area map (PDF, 2.28MB)

See above for Meager, Salal and North Creek grizzly closures

LILLOOET SOUTH

Industrial Use FSR

December 5, 2017: Closed for annual winter shut down procedures, as per Volcanic Landslide Risk Management (PDF, 4.56MB)
See above for Meager Creek South grizzly closures

LIZZIE LAKE 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. No anticipated repair date
MAMQUAM RIVER Industrial Use FSR 
4WD access only; open, watch for industrial traffic
McKENZIE BASIN Industrial Use FSR 
4WD access only
MILLER BENCH Industrial Use FSR 
4WD access only
OWL CREEK Industrial Use FSR 
4WD access only
RING/MASHITER Industrial Use FSR
RUTHERFORD Wilderness FSR 
4WD access only
RYAN RIVER Road closed in August 2010 under Section 57 of the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act - inaccessible due to flood damage at 8km and beyond. No anticipated repair date
SHANNON (TO
SQUAMISH CHIEF)
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
SLOQUET CREEK Industrial Use FSR
4WD recommended, watch for logging trucks, drive with caution
See above for Sloquet Creek grizzly closures
SOO RIVER NORTH & SOUTH
16 MILE CREEK

Industrial Use FSRs
Soo River: Recommend 4WD, drive with caution
16 Mile Creek: 4WD access only; seasonally deactivated from 5.1km to 8.1km

SQUAMISH RIVER / ASHLU / ELAHO

Industrial Use FSR Industrial traffic seven days a week 

Ashlu Branch: Bridge at 2km (Ashlu bridge) closed to all traffic indefinitely

Elaho Branch:  October 26, 2017: No vehicle access beyond 51km on the Elaho branch due to tree fall and rock slide debris. No projected date at this time of when the debris will be cleared

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

STAWAMUS/ 
INDIAN RIVER

Wilderness FSR 
4WD access only; seasonally deactivated

December 1, 2017: Road impassable beyond ~10km (high point) due to storm damage. No projected date when road will be repaired

STS'AILES 
(FORMERLY HARRISON WEST
CHILLIWACK DISTRICT)
Information on road access in the Chilliwack District can be found the Chilliwack Natural Resource District FSR Warnings and Closures website
PROVINCIAL HIGHWAYS ROAD INFORMATION Provincial Highways updates (including Duffey Lake Road)