Muchalat Lake Info

Muchalat Lake will remain open for public use during the off-season.  User-manintained;; no scheduled site maintenance; no host on site; no fees for overnight use.  A large treed site at the east of Muchalat Lake.  Site includes a boat ramp, dock, beach and swimming area; lots to see and do! 

Hosts will be on site and collecting fees May 2018  

Camping Fee: $15 
Fee applies: May 17, 2018-Sept 4, 2018
Campsites: 40

http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca

 

 

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6(I couldn’t keep it to 5) ADVENTURES IN GOLD RIVER

  1. AIR NOOTKA– Charter the plane and head out to the hot springs.
  2. GET WEST ADVENTURES-Cruise, relax and explore the beautiful scenery on the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC
  3. UPANA CAVES-20 minutes out of Gold River on the way to Tahsis. Fantastic set of caves to explore
  4. KAYAK THE GOLD OR HEBER-Here are some people who have done it…the smiles say it all!
  5. FISH THE NOOTKA SOUND-Weither you are in your own boat or chartering or going to a lodge.  The beauty of the Nootka Sound will keep you coming back for more
  6. E&B HELICOPTER-Heli adventures! Hiking, glaciers, fishing.  
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Open fires to be prohibited in Coastal Fire Centre

Via Province of BC:BC Gov News

Effective at noon on Thursday, July 6, 2017, all open fires (including campfires) will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the area known as the “Fog Zone”.

The Fog Zone is a two-kilometre strip of land along the outer coast of Vancouver Island, stretching from Owen Point (near Port Renfrew) north to the tip of Vancouver Island and around to the boundary of the District of Port Hardy. This strip extends inland two kilometres from the high tide point. A map of the Fog Zone is available online at: http://ow.ly/bCJc30caIul

The Coastal Fire Centre is implementing this prohibition due to increasing temperatures and no precipitation in the weather forecast. This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 21, 2017 or until the public is otherwise notified.

This prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands within the Coastal Fire Centre (with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the area known as the “Fog Zone”). It does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has wildfire prevention bylaws in place and is serviced by a fire department. Please check with local government authorities for any other restrictions before lighting any fire.

The following activities are prohibited within the specified area:

  • campfires
  • Category 2 open fires
  • Category 3 open fires
  • fires burning woody debris in outdoor stoves
  • the use of tiki torches, fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description
  • the use of binary exploding targets (e.g. for rifle target practice)

A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online at: www.gov.bc.ca/openfireregs

This prohibition does not apply to CSA-rated or ULC-rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.

Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

The Coastal Fire Centre covers all of the area west of the height of land on the Coast Mountain Range from the U.S.-Canada border at Manning Park, including Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park in the north, the Sunshine Coast, the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Haida Gwaii.

To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca

You can also follow the latest wildfire news on:

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BCWF Kid’s Camp July 17-19

The British Columbia Wildlife Federation Vancouver Region is holding a Kids Camp at the Courtenay Protective Association land on Comox Lake. The dates are from July 17 -19th 2017 and kids from the ages of 10 -14 can participate. The kids get to learn many outdoor skills, participate in archery, cowboy action shooting, etc. Three days of fun camping on Comox Lake.

This is a excellent chance for kids to spend time in a beautiful outdoor environment at Comox Lake and learn skills in the outdoors from qualified instructors. The cost is provided by the BCWF and the Local Rod and Gun Club.

The criteria we will use to choose participants is:

-the kids have to be between the ages of 10-14
-the kids or family has to be members of the Gold River Rod and Gun Club.
-we desperately need adult volunteers to chaperone the kids so the kids with volunteers will be given top priority. The event cannot happen without adult volunteers.

Please contact Karen Bogie at rgr [dot] ronbogie [at] gmail [dot] com or Gary Foster at gfoster07 [at] hotmail [dot] com

This is a great summer camp for kids and family.

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Campfires to be banned in most of Coastal Fire Centre

Effective at noon on Aug. 17, 2016, campfires and Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre, with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the area known as the “Fog Zone”.

The Fog Zone is a band of land two kilometres wide that runs from Owen Point near Port Renfrew to the district boundary of Port Hardy.

Anyone lighting a campfire or conducting a Category 3 burn anywhere in the Coastal Fire Centre, with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the Fog Zone, must extinguish any such fires by noon on Aug. 17, 2016. The existing Category 2 open burning prohibition remains in place.

A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online at: http://ow.ly/jdO5301kS32

The Coastal Fire Centre is implementing the additional prohibitions due to increasing temperatures and because there is no precipitation currently forecasted for the region. This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 21, 2016 or the public is otherwise notified.

The following activities will not be allowed:

~ campfires, as defined by the Wildfire Regulation (burning of woody debris)
~ open fires (using woody debris) in an outdoor stove
~ tiki torches
~ the use of fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description
~ the use of binary exploding targets (e.g. for rifle target practice)

The campfire ban and Category 3 prohibition cover all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands within the Coastal Fire Centre, with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the Fog Zone. They do not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has wildfire prevention bylaws in place and is serviced by a fire department.

These prohibitions do not apply to CSA-rated or ULC-rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.

Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

The Coastal Fire Centre covers all of the area west of the height of land on the Coast Mountain Range from the U.S.-Canada border at Manning Park, including Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park in the north, the Sunshine Coast, the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Haida Gwaii.

A map of the affected area is available online at: http://ow.ly/cL6L303gphO

To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca

You can also follow the latest wildfire news on:

Twitter at: https://twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo
Facebook at: http://facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo

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