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Old 10-05-2011, 10:03 PM   #1
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Wheeling on Vancouver Island

Where to do some 'mild' wheeling?
Particularly southern Vancouver Island not too far from Victoria.
Beaches and riverbeds would be nice, but I'll take whatever's fun and not too crazy.
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:27 PM   #2
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Not too sure about that area, but here in Courtenay there are all kinds of back roads and logging roads by Mt. Washington
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Might have to try out these logging roads, though I've heard the truckers hauling timber can be real pricks trying to run vehicles off the road...
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Might have to try out these logging roads, though I've heard the truckers hauling timber can be real pricks trying to run vehicles off the road...
You're on their turf if they are actively logging .
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they dont stop for small trucks...
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:46 PM   #6
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they dont stop for small trucks...
That's what I'm saying , they have the right of way
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thats why you have to go up the decommissioned roads
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thats why you have to go up the decommissioned roads
Or non active areas
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Care to name a few?
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:58 PM   #11
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I would suggest you call one of the offices , they will set you up with info on open roads


South Island Offices

Port Alberni
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Ministry of Forests
South Island Forest District
4885 Cherry Creek Road,
Port Alberni, B.C., V9Y 8E9
Phone: (250) 731-3000
Fax: (250) 731-3010

Mailing Address:
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South Island Forest District
4885 Cherry Creek Road,
Port Alberni, B.C., V9Y 8E9

Cobble Hill
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3819 Trans Canada Hwy
Cobble Hill, B.C., V0R 1L0
Phone: (250) 743-8933
Fax: (250) 743-7299

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5785 Duncan Street,
Duncan, B.C., V9L 5G2

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So basically you pay for the permit and you get to use decommissioned logging roads for off-road use? I'm liking this.

Edit - I see your next post. Will definitely do.
This is merging in to my other thread, but are you/others down for a meet-up/drive on one of these?
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:00 AM   #13
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So basically you pay for the permit and you get to use decommissioned logging roads for off-road use? I'm liking this.

Edit - I see your next post. Will definitely do.
This is merging in to my other thread, but are you/others down for a meet-up/drive on one of these?

I'm not on Vancouver Island but let me know what you find out
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Will do. NFK and I will probably be meeting soon as we're the only two on here from Vic (so far). I don't know of any others right now.
Regarding trails...probably best left for summertime at this point.... but maybe next summer we can get a big BC crew over here to drive some great roads, do some camping.
Thanks for the trail info
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port renfrew

as for "mild wheeling" and logging roads, i would check out port renfrew. you can get there from sooke, or the cowichan highway. i recommend getting a backroads mapbook, they show some cool stuff like giant trees and trailheads. as for beach driving i don't know about that. and its rare to see logging trucks on the weekends, even more rare on a long weekend
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as for "mild wheeling" and logging roads, i would check out port renfrew. you can get there from sooke, or the cowichan highway. i recommend getting a backroads mapbook, they show some cool stuff like giant trees and trailheads. as for beach driving i don't know about that. and its rare to see logging trucks on the weekends, even more rare on a long weekend
Where are you at Cam ? Do you live in / around Renfrew ?
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i live in langford. i go out there exploring, there and shawnigan lake. both with the bike and the truck
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i live in langford. i go out there exploring, there and shawnigan lake. both with the bike and the truck
Cool

I got my OME kit and my Leer canopy at the Capit in Langford
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i live in langford. i go out there exploring, there and shawnigan lake. both with the bike and the truck
Qwerty, you up for a meetup with NFK and I?
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