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Our neighbours and communities

The forests we own or manage are home to wildlife, adjacent communities, and First Nations cultural activities. They are also a source of clean drinking water, recreational opportunities and some of the world’s most sought after wood products. Our planning and stewardship of these forests focus on the values of nature and our neighbours. Key to our success is the ongoing cooperation and mutual respect we share with our communities and partners. Every year TimberWest donates towards environmental conservation initiatives and community based programs. We are honoured to work closely with our neighbours on long-lasting initiatives with far reaching benefits for everyone on Vancouver Island and Coastal BC.

Camping

TimberWest operates seven campsites on Vancouver Island. For updated information about Access, Campsites and Firewood follow us on Facebook.

North Island:

Gooseneck Campsite

LOCATION: Approximately 26km southeast of Campbell River BC. Head west on the Gold River Highway 28, for 16km. Turn left on to Argonaut Mainline. Continue for 8km and turn right onto the Quinsam Mainline for 2km. There are 12 campsites complete with picnic tables, steel fire rings, serviced porta potti’s, and a boat launch for small watercraft. There is no potable water provided.
COST: $25.00/night during peak season
RESERVATIONS: Booking by reservation only. Call Bonnie at 250-830-7300 or email wpcampsite@hotmail.com
FIREWOOD: Available for purchase onsite while campfires are permitted.
CAMPFIRES: Permitted.

Willington Point Campsite

LOCATION: Approximately 30km southwest of Campbell River BC. There are ten lakeside campsites complete with picnic tables, steel fire rings, serviced pit toilets, and a boat launch for small watercraft. There is no potable water provided.
COST: $25.00/night during peak season
RESERVATIONS: Booking by reservation only. Call Bonnie at 250-830-7300 or email wpcampsite@hotmail.com
FIREWOOD: Available for purchase onsite while campfires are permitted.
CAMPFIRES: Permitted. Obey fire bans.

Wokas Lake Campsite

LOCATION: Approximately 28km southeast of Campbell River. Head west on the Gold River Highway 28 for 16km. Turn left onto the Argonaut Mainline. The gated campsite entry will be on your right. There are 14 campsites complete with picnic tables, steel fire rings, serviced porta potti’s and a boat launch for small watercraft. There is no potable water on site.
COST: $25/night during peak season
RESERVATIONS: Maximum 14 night stay. Booking by reservation only. Call Bonnie at Tel# 250-830-7300 or email wpcampsite@hotmail.com
FIREWOOD: Available for purchase on site while campfires are permitted.
CAMPFIRES: Permitted. Obey fire bans.

South Island:

Caycuse Campsite

LOCATION: Caycuse is a south side campground with 26 sites among the forest, some with lovely lake views. It has a boat launch, pit toilets, wooden tables, steel fire rings, some with grills, garbage cans and five water taps. Boiling the water is advised.
COST: $20.00/night
RESERVATIONS: Call 250-714-9525 or www.lakecowichancamping.com
FIREWOOD: Available for purchase onsite while campfires are permitted.
CAMPFIRES: Permitted. Obey fire bans.
MAP: Caycuse campsite map

Heather Campsite

LOCATION: Heather Campsite is located on the lake next to Heather Mountain. Take either South Shore Road or North Shore Road about 38 km around Cowichan Lake. There are 47 camping sites, eight that are double wide for groups and 12 on the beach between the main camp and the boat ramp one kilometer further along the road.
COST: $20.00/night
RESERVATIONS: Call 250-714-9525 or www.lakecowichancamping.com
FIREWOOD: Available for purchase onsite while campfires are permitted.
CAMPFIRES: Permitted. Obey fire bans.
MAP: Heather campsite map.

Kissinger Lake Campsite

LOCATION: Located on the shores of Kissinger Lake near Lake Cowichan, Kissinger is a small lake stocked with rainbow trout, has 26 sites among trees, eight with a lake view.
COST: $20.00/night
RESERVATIONS: Call 250-714-9525 or www.lakecowichancamping.com
FIREWOOD: Available for purchase onsite while campfires are permitted.
CAMPFIRES: Permitted.
MAP: Kissinger campsite map

Little Shaw Campsite

LOCATION: Located on the northern shores of Cowichan Lake, Little Shaw is a small WALK-IN only campsite named after Little Shaw Creek that has seven lakeside sites amongst red Alder trees. An excellent group camping site, Little Shaw is directly off of North Shore Road at TimberWest Gate # NS16.1., 15 km from Youbou. It has pit toilets, wooden tables, steel fire rings, and garbage cans. There is no potable water provided.
COST: $20.00/night
RESERVATIONS: Call 250-714-9525, www.lakecowichancamping.com or Email
FIREWOOD: Available for purchase onsite while campfires are permitted
CAMPFIRES: Permitted. Obey fire bans.
MAP: Little Shaw campsite map

Nanaimo Lakes Campsite

Please note: TimberWest land beyond Second Lake is an active worksite and public access is not permitted.

LOCATION: Approximately 35km southwest of Nanaimo BC, located on the shores of First Lake.
COST: $20.00/night
RESERVATIONS: Call 250-714-9525 or www.nlcampsite.com
FIREWOOD: Available for purchase onsite while campfires are permitted.
CAMPFIRES: Permitted. Obey fire bans.
Please note: TimberWest land beyond Second Lake is an active worksite and public access is not permitted.

Firewood and Salal harvesting

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Firewood cutting opportunities on TimberWest land may be available at the following locations. Please contact the designate for more information and details on schedule and exact location.

U-Cut Firewood at Nanaimo Lakes

Where: Nanaimo                                                                                                                                                                                                Contact: Johnny Walker at Walker Saw Shop 250- 585-1320                                                                                                                  Proper Safety Gear Is Required!

U-Cut Firewood at Lake Cowichan

Where: Lake Cowichan
Contact: Jamie, Got Wood, 250-710-2531 OR BRI Security (Jayne), 250- 710-6452
Proper Safety Gear Is Required!

U-Cut Firewood in Sooke

Where: Sooke
Contact: Dean Thut, 250-642-0001
Proper Safety Gear Is Required!

U-Cut Firewood at Ladysmith

Where: Ladysmith
Contact: Dave Judson, 250-245-3690
Cost: $20/load
Proper Safety Gear Is Required!

U-Cut Firewood at Northern Vancouver Island

Contact: Al Tymchuk, 250-650-4060
Proper Safety Gear Is Required!

U-Cut Firewood at Nanaimo Lakes

Contact: John Walker,Walker Saw Shop 250-753-8309
Proper Safety Gear Is Required!


Salal harvesting details and permits for TimberWest land in the South Island area are available from the following contact.

Ladysmith Evergreens

Contact: Albert Folster, 250-245-4545
ladysmithevergreens@gmail.com

We believe in responsible and fair access to our forest lands for neighbours who understand the value of safety, respect and abiding by the law.

Our forest lands are carefully managed to protect biodiversity and maintain productivity for generations to come. We govern access with a view to ensuring the safety of public, reducing the risk of wildfires, preventing damage to natural resources, managing liability and avoiding vandalism.

Where recreational access opportunities do exist, they can change over time in light of harvesting operations and factors such as the risk of wildfire during hot, dry weather conditions.

If you are interested in a Free Miners permits please contact the BC Government and follow-up by contacting TimberWest’s Nanaimo Office.

For further information contact the Mineral Titles Branch:
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/mineral-exploration-mining/mineral-titles
Telephone: 1-866-616-4999
mineral.Titles@gov.bc.ca

TimberWest is open to in working with membership-based recreational organisations on Access Agreements. Please submit the PDF application to the email listed on the application form.

We encourage the community to report acts of misuse or illegal activity on our property to the RCMP, Conservation Officers. Call the “report a poacher or polluter” hotline 1-877-952-7277, or if there is a fire, call the BC Wildfire Service 1-800-663-5555.

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TimberWest is honoured to support local community initiatives in the communities in which we operate. Since 2003, we have donated approximately $5 million to community groups and foundations, environmental conservation organizations, and First Nation partners. We have also provided in-kind donations such as land, logs and access rights in excess of $3 million.

We ask that donation requests please follow the criteria listed below, and are sent through the form on this page. We will be in touch!

We are interested in donating towards projects in our operating areas that fall within one of these three criteria: Community Benefit, Environmental Leadership, and First Nation Culture.

  1. Community Benefit: includes forestry awareness, promoting safety, supporting community events, and supporting cornerstone community establishments.
  2. Environmental Leadership: includes partnerships with environmental conservation organizations, and scholarships for post-secondary education in forestry.
  3. First Nation Culture: includes sponsorships of First Nation organizations, events and community initiatives. 
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TimberWest takes an active role in working with organizations that look after not only the trees, but also the other values the forest supports. Recent conservation initiatives have included land transfers, fisheries enhancement, hatchery operations and provision of wildlife habitat.

We are committed to Vancouver Island communities, and the continued support of these important causes.

One of our longest partnerships is with the Pacific Salmon Foundation. The partnership began in 2002 to facilitate restoration of Pacific salmon streams on Vancouver Island. Since our inaugural donation 15 years ago, TimberWest has contributed over $1.1 million to hundreds of projects located on Vancouver Island.

Some of our other partners include those listed below:

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Head Office

TimberWest Forest Corp.
3rd Floor, 856 Homer St.
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6B 2W5
Phone: (604) 654-4600
Fax: (604) 654-4571

Nanaimo Office

TimberWest Forest Corp.
201-648 Terminal Ave.
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9R 5E2
Phone: (250) 716-3700
Fax: (250) 716-3763

Campbell River Office

TimberWest Forest Corp.
4475 North Island Highway
Campbell River, BC
Canada V9W 5C5
Phone: (250) 286-7300
Fax: (250) 286-7315

Public Affairs

Monica Bailey
Phone: (250) 716-3744
Monica.Bailey@TimberWest.com

Log Sales

Rick Jaccard, Vice President
Marketing & Sales
Phone: (604) 654-4629

Couverdon Real Estate

Ross McKeever, Director
Real Estate Development & Sales
Phone: (250) 716-3750
Ross.McKeever@couverdon.com

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