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Wheeling on Vancouver Island

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Tarik, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Oct 5, 2011 at 9:03 PM
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    Tarik

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    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.
     
  2. Oct 8, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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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
     
  3. Oct 8, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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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...
     
  4. Oct 8, 2011 at 9:25 PM
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    You're on their turf if they are actively logging .
     
  5. Oct 8, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    they dont stop for small trucks...
     
  6. Oct 8, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    That's what I'm saying , they have the right of way
     
  7. Oct 8, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    thats why you have to go up the decommissioned roads
     
  8. Oct 8, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    Or non active areas
     
  9. Oct 11, 2011 at 10:48 PM
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    Care to name a few? :D
     
  10. Oct 11, 2011 at 10:56 PM
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  11. Oct 11, 2011 at 10:58 PM
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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
    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​
     
  12. Oct 11, 2011 at 10:58 PM
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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?
     
  13. Oct 11, 2011 at 11:00 PM
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    I'm not on Vancouver Island but let me know what you find out
     
  14. Oct 11, 2011 at 11:13 PM
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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 :thumbsup:
     
  15. Oct 11, 2011 at 11:17 PM
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    borderbrat is in Victoria as well
     
  16. Oct 11, 2011 at 11:54 PM
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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:D
     
  17. Oct 11, 2011 at 11:57 PM
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    Where are you at Cam ? Do you live in / around Renfrew ?
     
  18. Oct 12, 2011 at 12:02 AM
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    i live in langford. i go out there exploring, there and shawnigan lake. both with the bike and the truck
     
  19. Oct 12, 2011 at 12:10 AM
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    Cool

    I got my OME kit and my Leer canopy at the Capit in Langford
     
  20. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    Qwerty, you up for a meetup with NFK and I?
     
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