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: motor vehicle prohibition on Birkenhead River upstream of the bridge crossing over Tenquille Creek (Wildlife Act, section 76(d)); approx. at 16km
  • July 15 - October 31 annually: motor vehicle prohibition on Birkenhead Lake FSR west of the junction with Branch 10 (Wildlife Act, section 112); approx. at 16km

Blackwater Creek FSR #8354 (access to Birkenhead Lake)

  • Public use FSR
  • Recommend 4WD, drive with caution
  • April 1 - June 15 annually: motor vehicle prohibition on Phelix Creek upstream of the junction of the Phelix Creek Road, Branch 02 and Blackwater Creek FSR, Branch 01. (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. In process of being deactivated
  • Branch 01 (east side access to Cheakamus Lake)
  • 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
  • Branch 01 – access to Cat Lake
    • Industrial FSR
    • Recommend 4WD, drive with caution
    • No vehicle access past last gate to prevent irreparable damage to the 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: motor 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
  • Lillooet West FSR Branch 02
    • Closed at gate (0km) for public safety reasons related to COVID-19
  • 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
  • July 30, 2020: While the Lillooet River FSR is currently open, no gate closure, the temperatures are being monitored for landslide risk as outlined in figure 11 on page 15 of the Volcanic Landslide Risk Management document. If factors indicate a public closure is recommended, the gate at 9 km may be closed with no notice. Travel is not recommended.  If the gates are closed, staff will not be stationed to allow travelers behind the gate to exit. Travelers should be prepared to overnight at the gate until staff or licensees are able to allow for egress through the gate.
  • Keyhole Hotsprings and the Keyhole-Líl̓watátkwa7 Trail are closed from April 1 to November 15 annually to support grizzly bear recovery efforts. See public closure notice
  • 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
  • Unscheduled closures of the road can happen without advance notice if conditions exceed the defined limits of landslide risk, as outlined in figure 11 on page 15 of the Volcanic Landslide Risk Management document. Any current closures will be noted here.

Lillooet South FSR #7977

  • Industrial use FSR
  • September 16 - November 30 annually: motor vehicle prohibition at 2km. (Wildlife Act, section 111) (closure also in effect April 1 - June 15 annually)
  • August 15, 2020 - mid September 2020:  Notice of closure - VOC trail from Perkins Creek to the Meager Watershed will be closed due to logging operations in the area.  The road will be blocked, signage of the closure can be found at the bottom of the Perkins, at approx. 24.5 km on the Lillooet South FSR.  This trail will be closed until further notice.  August 15, 2020 - mid September 2020 foot or bike traffic will be limited along the Lillooet South FSR during daylight hours.  Please refer to the VOC Harrison closure map
  • Gate at ~24km (Perkins Creek) is closed year round to all public access, for public safety reasons and to minimize negative environmental impacts from unauthorized use at Meager Hotsprings. See public closure notice. 24km is the end of the public FSR
  • Meager Creek Hotsprings Recreation Site is closed indefinitely due to public safety concerns. No public access to the hot springs. See the Meager Creek slide area map.
  • Unscheduled closures of the road can happen without advance notice if conditions exceed the defined limits of landslide risk, as outlined in figure 11 on page 15 of the Volcanic Landslide Risk Management document. Any current closures will be noted here.

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
  • During winter months, the road is not maintained past 2.8 km.

Mystery Creek FSR #10480

  • Industrial use FSR 
  • 4WD access only

Pemberton Creek FSR # 8188

  • Industrial use FSR 
  • 4WD access only
  • December 1 - May 31 annually: non-motorized winter recreation zoning in the Ipsoot (Miller Creek/ Wasp) area. Access to the winter non-motorized recreation area will be restricted at the Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. gate crossing Miller Creek (approx. 2km) on the Pemberton Creek FSR.

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

  • Effective year round: motorized vehicle prohibition on that portion of M.U. 2-11 being the watershed of the Ryan River upstream of the bridge crossing over the Ryan River at 8 km on the Ryan River Forest Service Road. (Wildlife Act, section 77)
  • 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.

Sloquet Creek FSR #6780

  • Industrial Use FSR
  • 4WD recommended, watch for industrial traffic, drive with caution
  • April 1 - June 15 annually: motor 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
  • Squamish River FSR (mainline)
    • September 28, 2020 - WARNING - rough road, 4WD vehicle highly recommended due to recent flooding and washouts.
    • Road subject to flooding, washouts and debris slides. Be prepared to overnight in the event of a flood or slide. No stopping between 23km (Mud Creek) and 25km (Terminal Creek) due to debris/ mud slide risk.
    • Drive with caution; expect industrial traffic 7 days a week
    • October 5, 2020 - expect short delays on the Squamish River FSR due to work in the area.
  • Ashlu branch:
    • April 1 - June 15 annually: motor vehicle prohibition on Ashlu River upstream of the bridge crossing over Pikett Creek. (Wildlife Act, section 76(a))
    • No access beyond bridge at 7km. No anticipated repair date.
  • Elaho branch:  
    • 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: motor vehicle prohibition on Sims Creek upstream of the bridge crossing over Windgate Creek (51km on G-Main). (Wildlife Act, section 76(b))

Stawamus FSR #4823

  • Wilderness FSR 
  • 4WD access only; seasonally deactivated
  • Indian River Branch 01 to Indian River (Indian Arm)
    • September 2020 until further notice - expect short delays on the Stawamus/Indian FSR due to work in the area.
  • 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)

Provincial Highways Road Information

Wedge FSR # 8723

  • Industrial use FSR
  • September 28 - October 9, 2020 - heavy machinery working on road works project at ~0.5km on Wedge FSR. Drive with caution and obey posted signage.