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Tarik 10-05-2011 09:03 PM

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.
Thanks.
T.

1989supraturbo 10-08-2011 12:27 PM

Not too sure about that area, but here in Courtenay there are all kinds of back roads and logging roads by Mt. Washington

Tarik 10-08-2011 09:23 PM

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...

OZ-T 10-08-2011 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Tarik (Post 3840363)
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 .

MapleMoose 10-08-2011 09:34 PM

they dont stop for small trucks...

OZ-T 10-08-2011 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by jr97tacoma (Post 3840391)
they dont stop for small trucks...

That's what I'm saying , they have the right of way

MapleMoose 10-08-2011 09:48 PM

thats why you have to go up the decommissioned roads

OZ-T 10-08-2011 09:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jr97tacoma (Post 3840438)
thats why you have to go up the decommissioned roads

Or non active areas

Tarik 10-11-2011 10:48 PM

Care to name a few? :D

OZ-T 10-11-2011 10:56 PM

http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/dsi/Road_In...PS/FSR_RUP.htm

OZ-T 10-11-2011 10:58 PM

I would suggest you call one of the offices , they will set you up with info on open roads


South Island Offices

Port Alberni
District Office
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:
Ministry of Forests
South Island Forest District
4885 Cherry Creek Road,
Port Alberni, B.C., V9Y 8E9

Cobble Hill
Office
Ministry of Forests
South Island Forest District
3819 Trans Canada Hwy
Cobble Hill, B.C., V0R 1L0
Phone: (250) 743-8933
Fax: (250) 743-7299

Mailing Address:
Ministry of Forests
South Island Forest District
5785 Duncan Street,
Duncan, B.C., V9L 5G2

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 4:30pmHours of Operation:
by appointment only
8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Tarik 10-11-2011 10:58 PM

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?

OZ-T 10-11-2011 11:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tarik (Post 3856056)
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

Tarik 10-11-2011 11:13 PM

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 :thumbsup:

OZ-T 10-11-2011 11:17 PM

borderbrat is in Victoria as well

qwertypepper 10-11-2011 11:54 PM

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:D

OZ-T 10-11-2011 11:57 PM

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Originally Posted by qwertypepper (Post 3856172)
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:D

Where are you at Cam ? Do you live in / around Renfrew ?

qwertypepper 10-12-2011 12:02 AM

i live in langford. i go out there exploring, there and shawnigan lake. both with the bike and the truck

OZ-T 10-12-2011 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by qwertypepper (Post 3856193)
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

Tarik 10-12-2011 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by qwertypepper (Post 3856193)
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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